Design company thinks island yacht resembling Stromberg's lair in The Spy Who Loved Me could be the future of living afloat
With its spherical body and four legs penetrating the waves, Project Utopia is a dead ringer for Stromberg’s underwater lair known as Atlantis (pictured below) in the classic James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. But this isn’t a villain’s hideout; it’s an avant-garde vision of a new floating hideaway for the seriously wealthy.
The design is the result of a collaboration between Yacht Island Design and BMT Nigel Gee, the same team behind the floating racetrack The Streets of Monaco, with engineers striving to create something that questions the very purpose of the yacht as something to travel in.
“Utopia is not an object to travel in,” said a spokesperson. “It is a place to be, an island established for anyone who has the vision to create such a place.”
She has the equivalent deck space of a modern cruise liner, and measures 100m by 100m. Utopia also has 11 accommodation decks, a 360-degree observation area, four helipads and her own swimming pools.
The futuristic design was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show last week.
You can watch a clip Stromberg’s lair Atlantis from The Spy Who Loved Me, starring Roger Moore.
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