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Superyacht built to resemble the streets of Monaco

Superyacht built to resemble the streets of Monaco

The floating playboy's playground

Image: Yacht Island Design

A new yacht concept has been released featuring notable landmarks from Mediterranean city-state, including iconic Hotel de Paris an a go-kart track to allow passengers to experience thrill of the world-famous motor race

Going by the name 'The Streets of Monaco' – a superyacht is in the process of being designed, based around the ultra glamorous Mediterranean principality – with the primary focus being the famous Grand Prix circuit. Other key landmarks of vessel include the famous Hotel de Paris, Prince's Palace, Loews Hotel, Port Hercule and La Rascasse – plus, it boasts a go kart race track that replicates the famous track, as well as a helipad, mini submarine, speedboats, jet skis, swimming pools and Jacuzzis.

"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." Says Rob McPherson, one of the founders of the project. "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 theme also extends beyond this upper deck exterior, with 'The Oasis', acting as the main boarding point for the yacht... An expansive area modelled on the gardens just outside the Monaco Casino. It features a central waterfall feature consisting of upper level pools cascading down into the lower pool and Jacuzzi.

The yacht plans also include a spa, with manicure and hair salon, private massage suites, sauna/steam rooms and a large relaxation lounge featuring a spa pool with bar. To either side of the spa entrance are located grand marble staircases and elevator access to the mezzanine, with a cafe bar and views of the gardens below.

McPherson added, "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." He concluded, "We are actively looking for clients either private or commercial with the vision to realise this new and interesting design direction. A starting price of around $400million would be a sensible starting point, escalating from there."