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Amazing images of a man-made floating island

Last updated on: July 10, 2012 12:33 IST

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An Austrian company has created a man-made floating island, Orsos Island, that combines the mobility of a yacht with the comfort of a house, according to CNN.

It offers six bedrooms spread over three floors and 1,000 square metres - nearly four tennis courts - worth of luxury living space, it says.

Let's take a look at the beautiful yacht-cum-island.

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The island is the passion project of Hungarian-born entrepreneur Gabor Orsos, a former hotelier who wanted to combine the best features of luxury hotels with the flexibility that a superyacht provides, says CNN.

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Measuring 37 metres long, the island can be anchored anywhere in the world its owner fancies, it says.

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To boost its green credentials, the designers have incorporated 160 square metres of solar panels on the roof, as wells as wind generators that can produce 28-30 kilowatt hours of power - the average daily consumption of a family household, says CNN.

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The price tag for all of this is certainly more than you'd expect to pay for a mainland mansion but, at $6.5 million, it falls well below the average cost of the gigayachts and Caribbean islands currently favored by the fabulously wealthy, it says.

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The design phase of the Orsos Island was completed about a month ago; currently the company is in the production preparation phase.

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The island doesn't have its own drive engi#8800 for greater destination it's recommended to use a cargo ship; but to nearby locations it can be easily moved by a tow boat.

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The island is over 20 metres wide and more than 37 metres in length, which offers excellent potential for a sophisticated and spacious layout. With about 400 m² on each floor, the island offers up to 1,000 m² of living space.

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The final price includes one motor boat for six passengers and one for 14 guests.

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The current production time is between 18 to 24 months; but the company says it can complete production in eight to 12 months.

With limited capacity, all orders are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis, depending on a date an order is received and approved.


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