We receive numerous inquires each summer for a yacht in Monte Carlo. Somehow, we don't think this is what the typical luxury yacht charter customer has in mind:
Plans are underway to build theworld's first $1 billion dollar yacht.
British-based architects Yacht Island Design have come up with the concept of a James Bond-esque yacht that looks like a small city. Motor yacht STREETS of MONACO will be a $1.1 billion project, built to resemble Monte Carlo, the municipality within the principality of Monaco, and known for its casino, luxury resorts, and annual Formula 1 Grand Prix race.
The +500 foot yacht will feature four levels and boast a casino, go-kart circuit, tennis courts, and multiple pools with swim-up Jacuzzi bars. Plans also include a massive dining room with underwater views. Rather than having traditional decks, the vessel will have buildings, including a replica of Monaco’s famed Hotel de Paris.
Upper and lower living areas will be connected via a grand atrium. Seven guest suites, a library, and cinema will be situated in the lower level. The owner's suite, a three-story, 4,800 square-foot area, and an entertainment salon will make up the upper level.
“It is basically a floating city,” according to company director Rob McPherson. “The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.”