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Jan 19 2011

What a $1 Billion Yacht Looks Like

Published by at 11:15 am under Oddly Enough

This is the Streets of Monaco, a concept for a Yacht so massive, I can’t believe it’s not being built in Dubai. It’s practically a floating city, and it costs $1.1 billion. Screw those starving African kids! And people say America lives in excess.

Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.

Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach. Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.

The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m. Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.

The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.

“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.

So when will this thing see the light of day? No word, but I have to say, I really, really hope this thing becomes the Titanic 2 and ends up at the bottom of the ocean. With all people escaping with their lives of course. Except the guy who paid for it.

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One response so far

  • Drew

    1.1 billion dollars, 16 guests? That doesn’t seem right.



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