The $1 Billion Streets of Monaco Floating Yacht City
If you can’t get out to a tropical Island, then bring a floating island to you. The Streets of Monaco by Yacht Island Design is a 155-metre concept like nothing you have seen before. The design recreates a small section of the Principality of Monaco, home to the famous Formula One track and the Monaco Yacht Show.
The lavish new yacht recreates the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the worlds most expensive at an estimated $1.1 billion to build.
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.
The vessel is divided into four main outer decks with the upper level including the main swimming pool with swim-in Jacuzzi/bar and the Casino Square, featuring a large glass-bottomed fountain in a tranquil garden setting. A multi-purpose courtyard in the stern of the vessel allows for various sporting activities and doubles as a helipad. Expansive sun decks and BBQ facilities have also been incorporated into the design.
The two remaining communal areas are the ‘The Oasis’ and ‘The Grand Atrium’. The Oasis acts as the main boarding point and includes a central waterfall feature, while the lower end includes a spa with a manicure and hair salon, sauna/steam rooms and a relaxation lounge featuring a spa pool with a bar. A gym and café bar is also found on this level with under-water views into the main external swimming pool.
The Grand Atrium is the central hub of the yacht, linking the upper and lower living areas and surrounds a waterfall feature supplied by the glass-bottomed fountain from the garden above. Seven guest suites, a library, communal office, communal balcony and cinema can be found at the lower end.
The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew members with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.
This is “in the planning stage” to see if there are enough “noveau riches” with more money than sense left after the latest economic debacle. We’ll see if this ever becomes more that some designer’s delusion.
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