An incredible 480ft superyacht that can be submerged in water and boasts an open-air tennis court has set sail after a three-year conversion.
The unique vessel, named OK, initially began its life as a yacht transportation ship in Japan in 1982 before work began to transform it into a semi-submersive yacht at the Karmarine Shipyard in Turkey.
Exterior designer Timur Bozca, who won the Young Designer of the Year award in 2015, said OK has the ability to submerge almost 70 per cent of itself.
The ship boasts an indoor swimming pool surrounded by glass windows, a botanical garden and an open-air tennis court.
The 480ft superyacht named OK (pictured), which can be submerged in water, boasts a swimming pool, botanical garden and four aquariums
The unique vessel initially began its life as a yacht transportation ship in Japan in 1982 before work began to transform it at the Karmarine Shipyard, in Turkey
The superyacht, which has been described as ‘undiscovered land’, also features an outdoor cinema, a sun deck jacuzzi and a large car ramp
Also among the ship’s features is an outdoor cinema, a sun deck jacuzzi, four aquariums, a large car ramp and a vertical wind turbine.
It also allows its guests and crew to dock 70 smaller ‘toys’, such as a 150ft boat, a seaplane or another superyacht, with the help of a 40-ton crane.
The vessel’s submerging capacity enables it to sink the middle platform of the boat in order to allow cargo to be carried just above water.
The feature also means that once the deck is cleared guests can use the open-air tennis court on the water.
Designed with enhanced internal strength, the vessel, which has enough room to carry a 150ft sailing yacht and a sea plane, can handle both stern and side loading.
Designer Timur Bozca said: ‘I can confirm that it is real and it has already started to travel the world.’
He added: ‘We aimed to create the unique feelings of being on an undiscovered island at OK.
‘OK can submerge with almost 70 per cent of itself under water. This makes it much easier to load large yachts, tenders, seaplanes or other toys.
The vessel can dock 70 smaller ‘toys’, such as a smaller 150ft boat and a seaplane, and was designed with ‘enhanced internal strengh’
The boat, which can accommodate for 20 guests, can handle both stern and side loading and was designed with ‘maximum comfort’ in mind
Designer Timur Bozca said that he had ‘aimed to create the unique feelings of being on an undiscovered island’ during the boat’s transformation
The boat, which has finally set sail after a three year conversion, will be able to sleep a total of 20 guests, according to the designer
The owner of the redesigned ship, which will now cruise under the name OK after being transformed, has been kept confidential
The design of the ship means that the open air tennis court sits just above the submerged section of the boat
‘On the other hand, this feature allows OK to merge into the island concept.
‘This makes it much easier to load large yachts, tenders, seaplanes or other toys.’
The ship can sleep a total of 20 guests and was designed with ‘maximum comfort’ in mind, according to Mr Bozca.
He added: ‘With over 3,300 square metres (35,520 sq ft) of open deck space, OK can accommodate 70 different toys such as 46m (150ft) sailing yacht, tenders, buggies, amphibious vehicles, and a sea plane.’
The owner and price of the vessel have been kept confidential.