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The Streets of Monaco super-yacht – Click above for image gallery

Those who follow the super-yacht scene know that these giant floating mansions have grown to incorporate all manner of amenities: helipads, bowling alleys, swimming pools, garages... anything and everything you might expect in a land-locked residence, only set out to sea. But this... this is something else altogether.

Called The Streets of Monaco, this design is modeled after a section of Monte Carlo – in more ways that one. The headline feature is an on-board karting track modeled after the famous grand prix circuit. But that's hardly the extent of it. As you can see, the design bridges the gap from naval architecture to actual architecture and on to city planning.

Instead of decks, it has buildings. Instead of a swim platform, a freakin' beach. It's also got submarines, helicopters, waterfalls, movie theater, spa and more, plus sleeping accommodations for 16 guests and the 70 crew it would require to keep this puppy going. All packed into 155 meters, length overall. (That's not a typo. We don't mean 155 feet. We mean 155 meters, equivalent to 508 feet.) That's about half the size of a modern super-tanker, cruise ship or Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. For better or worse – seaworthy or not – the design stays on paper for the time being.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait... only 16 guests?!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Where I'm from putting 16 people on one of those orange boats on the back is acceptable! lol guess I don't know the etiquette of the super rich very well!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just when you thought you've seen it all, BAM this shows up. It's insanely over-the-top, but cool at the same time. It's like Vegas on the sea.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it's Monaco in the sea :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        Screw the 16 guest limit, I'd be nervous about the 70 mad and horny crew members stuck out at sea for an extended period of time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yachts and Super Yachts are limited to 15-16 guests because of the safety requirements. Official requirement for over 15pax take on a new turn, life boats, fire safety issues, etc... it's almost endless and ever to the Super Mega rich, taxing and would triple the cost of these boats. but as a Former Yachty, what always bothered me was the fact that these mega yacht's passenger limit was tiny with respect to the amount of crew, 16 vs 70... but rules are rules...

        btw, very few of the big yachts are certified to carry more than 15-16 passengers at sea, although they can carry more while moored in the Marina for Fashion TV like boat parties...

        A little nugget of info: a yacht owner once asked for a pool table for his yacht which will stay level (on a gyro-gimbals sort of structure) while at sea. a crazy order that was met for several million dollars worth...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's ridiculous, but I love it. Too bad John Kerry will get his hands on it before I can.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd bet there's an oil Sheikh somewhere seriously considering building this thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Considering that there was a Saudi Price who ordered an A380 as his private airplane, I don't doubt that someone from an oil rich country could afford a yacht like this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      NICE BOAT
      • 4 Years Ago
      Opulence .... *smirk* I has it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkMsSIjQXxo
      • 4 Years Ago
      Once again another great idea from the yachting community (sarcasm). But for whoever wrote this needs to look up their facts before publishing an article online: the Nimitz class aircraft carriers measure 1,092 feet in length, twice as long and a little more and if you measure the displacement this "floating Monaco" stays way behind. Modern Supertankers are mostly sized for crossings, meaning if a tanker needs to cross the Panama Canal it would be a Panamax vessel which is about 950 feet in length and the maximum of 106 feet wide, from there they get much larger to become the world's largest ships which carry enough oil to keep all the (except a few) Autoblog cars running. There are some yachts this size existing today, so the size is nothing new - Eclipse, Dubai and Al Said. Eclipse measures 164 meters or 538 feet in length.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jesus. Looks like a GoldenEye stage...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, I completely forgot about that stage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Since AB normally doesn't pay attention to my recommendations,
      Take a look at the new concept for induction charging for cars...
      Now that makes sense!

      http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/fulton-innovation-blows-our-minds-with-ecoupled-wireless-tesla/
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like a waste of time...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is awful and yet at the same time I really want to go party on this thing.
      It looks like a ball of fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. I think I drew something like that when I was 9. That ship is every kids fantasy.

      I want a boat . . . with a castle . . . and a race track . . . and a mansion . . . and a bowling alley . . . and a chocolate fountain . . . and robots . . .
      • 4 Years Ago
      As obscene as this monstrosity is... that would be an awesome ship to spend some time on! However, I doubt this will ever be built...
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