ShadowCat Series ToyBox Superyacht has it all, even helicopters and submarines
Just so that you clearly understand what you are looking at, this ship design has been dubbed the ToyBox (TB). That alone should tell you everything you need to know about what this ship is designed for.
The TB is not yet a real ship, but the two teams behind the design are Incat Crowther and YCTS Ltd. You may have already heard of both teams as they have been very busy lately and have already launched a few yachts that they are built on. a platform similar to the TB, that of a catamaran.
Now if you followed up with self-evolution, you may have heard of Hodor before. It’s a 66-meter-long (216-foot) vessel set up on a ferry platform, offering an incredible amount of space to stow everything from ATVs to gyms, swimming pools and annexes. Oh, there is even a submarine.
The TB follows a similar construction to the Hodor and another recently launched vessel, the 68-meter (223-foot) Wayfinder. All three of these ships use a catamaran platform which allows for insane space for amenities.
At just 48 meters (157 feet) long, the TB is smaller than previous ships, but lacking nothing. Even the signature aft helipad is in place. Part of the seemingly expanding ShadowCat yacht series, the TB will undoubtedly be created with the same level of care as its previous brethren.
Overall, the vessel is 12 meters (39 feet) wide and has a draft of only 2.15 meters (7.05 feet). This means that it is perfectly suited for cruising in certain Caribbean bays. Another feature that catamarans take with them is increased stability and comfort. Because two hulls are used, the usual rocking motion that the vessel may experience is stabilized. However, this is not true when you are surfing in big waves, and stability then becomes an issue.
On the upper deck you will find the mentioned helipad, but also the place where you can also access the tender crane and the wheelhouse. Or will it be the owner’s loft? Since this ship and others like it are fully customizable, you’ll probably end up choosing what you put in this space, in the features of course.
If you doubt this concept will ever be seen on the water, don’t. At that time, even a builder was lined up to take care of the eventual construction, Armon Shipyards. That alone should tell you everything you need to know about this “concept”.
Space being of the utmost importance to the ship, the main deck includes space for up to three tenders, jet skis, galley, mess hall and, of course, sleeping quarters. As for the specific layout of the ship, the owner’s imagination is the only limit.
However, that whole space has to be filled with something, so Incat is hinting that there is room for all of the toys mentioned above, and then some. They point out that a submarine is one of the appropriate toys for future multi-million dollar owners, and has plenty of room to fit into it.
At the rear you will also find an entrance to the two hulls as well as beach platforms. Sure, these rigs might not be the biggest or most alluring rigs you’ve seen on yachts, but the rest of the TB offers more than enough room to do what you love. Heck, just set up a pool on the large bow deck and the problem is solved.
If you want to know how much something like this will cost you, it really all depends on how much work an owner has in mind. To give you an idea, the Hodor cost its owner, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, $ 55 million (€ 46.7 at current exchange rates). I’m not saying the ToyBox will cost less or more than that as there really is no way to know the limit of what kind of toys it will ultimately be decorated with.