As the world's richest get richer, so too does their desire for the ultimate in luxury. This is nowhere more apparent than in the superyacht market. These enormous vessels have been growing ever larger in recent years, as owners attempt to outdo one another with ever more opulent designs. But what will the superyachts of the future look like?
Men and women have been imagining journeys to far off and magical realms since the dawn of recorded history. Civilisations have left tales of fantastic voyages on magic carpets, of odysseys to strange lands, populated by weird and wonderful creatures on distant islands. The earliest Romances had knights travelling on quests to fight mythical creatures. Jules Verne imagined a journey to the centre of the earth and twenty thousand leagues under the sea.