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Is it a yacht or an island?

Last updated on: April 11, 2012 13:04 IST

Image: Let's take a look at this amazing yacht.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

While there are many superyachts that are luxurious, comfortable and really huge, but none come even close to this superyacht.

Let's take a look at this amazing yacht, built by a Swiss architecture firm, MCM Designstudio, that looks more like an island.

Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

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Is it a yacht or an island?


Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

Designed by the Swiss pair of Milena Cvijanovich and Dennis Muller, Island(E)Motion is a new concept based on green technologies, advanced sustainable materials and alternative energy solutions, while incorporating the highest standards found on megayachts and in ultra luxury homes.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

The concept intends to create a new industry standard for luxury floating residences which can be transported to all parts of the world and which can access major rivers and large lakes as well as ocean bodies.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

The new floating technology incorporated into Island(E)Motion allows for comfort and security in all weather conditions. The minimal ecological footprint of it will permit access to natural sites such as national parks and world heritage locations.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

Life on the private residence is a new form of responsible luxury living. The vessel is dotted wth sophisticated water and waste management systems as well as solar and wind power for the creation of necessary energy for daily activities.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

The residences can include:

i) Extensive master suite quarters with spa.

ii) VIP suites with private spa.

iii) Several lounge areas each with a different atmosphere.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

They can also include:

i) Dining rooms with seating for up to 24.

ii) Indoor and outdoor bars.

iii) Home cinema.

iv) Gym/fitness rooms.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

The yacht's volumes are by far larger and more generous than the traditional yacht volumes. The spaces are equivalent to those one can find in a luxury residence.

Above deck volumes are sumptuous and take full advantage of the sun and given land or seascape.

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Photographs: Courtesy, MCM Designstudio

Below deck, the heights of the volumes allow for functions such as indoor sports courts ot theatres, which are more difficult to achieve in a traditional yacht.

The deck upholds and peels open elegantly to reveal various semi-transparent glazed spaces such as a living room, bar and a bedroom suite.

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