Expensive News – Floating in style: The 'Mini Monaco' three-storey mega-yacht with its own palace and GO KART TRACK (yours for just 400million Euros)
With a helipad, palace and even its own go kart track, this three-storey yacht could be the most extravagant form of luxury travel ever made.
The ship mimics key landmarks in Monaco, including the famous Hotel de Paris, Prince’s Palace, Port Hercule and La Rascasse.
The main selling point, however, is a fully functional go kart track that replicates the famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit.
Rob McPherson, one of the founders of the project, said: “The theme is based around the Mediterranean principality with the primary focus being the famous grand prix circuit.
“The idea was to recreate the circuit as a fully functional kart track able to accommodate three karts side by side to allow for plenty of overtaking. By sizing the track in this way it has driven the overall dimensions of the yacht and the placement of the famous landmarks.
“The Monaco story extends beyond this exterior architecture and into the interior spaces giving a seamless transition as guests move between the various areas of the yacht.”
Stretching to a staggering 155 meters in length, the ship could potentially accommodate 16 guests and 70 crew, and would travel at a top speed of 15 knots (17mph).
The owners apartment, which spreads across three floors, is the most extravagant section of the ship. It connects to all decks via a private lift and comes complete with a private courtyard, sunroom, working fire place, and a private deck with a Jacuzzi/swimming pool.
Rob added: “The desire to do something new and interesting as well as a significant interest in story telling through architecture and environment were the driving forces.
“It took around six months to produce the Monaco concept. I think the team all have their favourite elements but all are incredibly proud of the end result.
“We have had a significant amount of interest from the general public wanting to take cruises and a number of enquiries for potential commercial applications.
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“We are actively looking for clients either private or commercial with the vision to realise this new and interesting design direction.
“Build cost is incredibly difficult to assess without a fully defined specification, but a starting price of around €400 million would be a sensible starting point escalating from there.”