An innovative luxury pontoon design for Superior Group
Forget about dinky pool floats and inflatable rafts, Waterscape puts the alternatives to shame. Perhaps because Waterscape is a full-blown lifestyle accessory, whereas the rest are, well, just toys.
Waterscape is the design of Derlot, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brisbane, Australia, and directed by Alexander Lotersztain. It is the first in a line of luxury products that will be produced by the Australian pontoon specialist Superior Group. More than the unsteady pontoons of your childhood summers, the design is closer to an open air living room. Entirely modular, an entire array of furniture and accessories can be clipped onto an extruded rim. The platform can be equipped with a sofa, planters, storage, umbrellas, ice boxes, cleats, ladders and more.
Obviously, the ability to move weighty objects from one spot to another could create problems with weight distribution, so the Waterscape offers buoyancy adjustment to ensure that the platform is always level. The platform was also tested for its ability to handle various marine conditions, including tides, currents and wind, in order to reach the ideal balance of rigidity and flexibility. Waterscape is so structurally sound that it can even be used as a helicopter pad, but thanks to subsea anchoring, the platform’s exterior remains entirely harmonious.
Made from a copolymer extrusion, the softouch translucent fender can optionally be equipped with LED lights that are activated with a remote control. The lights are for both aesthetic and safety purposes as they clearly delineate the platform’s edge when it is dark out.
Waterscape can be customized for commercial or personal use and built in any size with the only limitation being that it must be constructed with 1m ratios. All of the materials used in the design’s construction are known for their durability in all types of water and do not require antifouling.