Star is 432-ft-long and over 200-ft-high, but what makes it different is its unique look and design. Outside the marine industry, all yachts look the same: it seems that modern architecture, product design and car design have no influence on yachts, said Lobanov in a statement. The designer originally came up with the idea for Star with the FIRMA branding agency and later collaborated with the Southampton-based firm BMT Nigel Gee as consultants on naval architecture and technical aspects. The front and rear, fore and aft have beautiful decks, which, coupled with the design of the windows from various rooms and built-in LED panels, makes it look like something that Apple may have made. Unlike other mega-yachts, decks and balconies do not jut out, but merge seamlessly into the futuristic lines, so that nothing interrupts its curving beauty. To create and maintain the flowing lines, the superstructure is made of aluminum with a steel hull and a special keel to keep it upright in rough weather. Because of its brilliant white colour, there is no visible dividing line between the hull and superstructure.
This is the biggest yacht that Lobonov has attempted, his earlier effort was an 110-m yacht. From design to completion, a luxury yacht like Star with such a unique design can take years to build, and Star is nowhere near completion, but the design has caught the attention of boat builders and yacht owners, and, hopefully, potential buyers. The idea of a floating hotel is that the Star will be berthed in a harbour or marina possibly in the Middle East or somewhere like Hong Kong, Singapore or Macao where it would act as a landmark.