Rodriguez Design Studio envisions the Malena as a high-end floating skyscraper

These days, the proposals we’ve seen for superyachts or megayachts border on the ridiculous. That’s not to say it’s impossible, but the cost and time to build one really makes their decisions think hard. Either way, it’s not our bank accounts that are going to bleed dry, which is why we present to you the Malena.

Rodriguez Design Studio envisions a 360-foot pleasure craft that somehow resembles the structure of a luxurious residence. The outline of each upper deck mimics that of a balcony. Plus, there’s plenty of world-class amenities to keep you and your guests entertained for the duration of your trip.

The lower deck of the Malena houses four double cabins that can accommodate up to 10 people. As you ascend, the main deck hosts six VIP suites that will impress even the most discerning guests. They can also access two 30-foot infinity pools in the back next to a bar for serving refreshments and more. If they prefer a dip in the sea, a hydraulic bathing platform is located at the rear of the megayacht.

Step up one deck to access the alfresco dining area that seats 24 aft. The forward area includes a helipad that can support an Airbus ACH 160. Another deck above is what Rodriguez Design calls the “party deck” which sports a jacuzzi, another bar and a day head.

Finally, the upper deck is reserved for the owner as a private penthouse. It includes a lounge area, a hot tub, sunbeds and a chic bedroom. The Malena will run on a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. She can reach a top speed of 18 knots and travel up to 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

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Images courtesy of Rodriguez Design Studio

Joseph E. Golightly