Sunday, March 14, 2010

I got an email about a French-designed houseboat....

Have y'all seen this?  
Our friend, Jody L., a restauranteur in Houston, sent me an email the other day containing these photos (below) and corresponding descriptions. He announced, wishfully, that this sleek vessel shall be "my next boat."  In these challenging economic times, these images, I warn, may either make you laugh or cry. It's a bit outrageous. But since it's dubbed a "green" project, heck, I owe it to you to see and judge for yourself.  
A well-known French shipbuilder (didn't get the name of the company; Jody says they're "famous") joined another company in Monaco to build this yacht with enormous dimensions: the WHY 58x38. (58 meter long and 38 meter wide) 

The yacht comprises an area of 3400 m2 with seating for 12 passengers and 20 crew.

This is a "green" yacht.  
Wally et Herm├Ęs use green energy to achieve 20% to 30% in fuel savings and utilize 40% to 50% electricity consumption on board. Therefore, there are 900 m2 equipped with solar panels, producing a daily output of 500 kW.

Three decks, a 25 meter pool, a spa helicopterpad, a 100m2 with hammam, sauna, gym and massage room, a promenade of 130 meters, a music room, a dining room, a cinema, sun decks, suites, terraces, a lounge, a bibi. The luxury is at the rendez-vous.
The decks are connected by stairs but there is also an elevator.

The suite of the owner: 
With an area of 200m2, this space completely covers the third deck. (This is the bedroom.) The sea view is great, and there is a private terrace of 25 meter long.

A sea of light. 
The horseshoe-shaped yacht has a retractable roof so everything is bathed in a sea of light.

The spacious lounge. On the lower deck are the common premises, such as lounge, piano bar and dining area ....

Dining Room.  
The dining room opens onto the sea view. 

Suites for the guests. 
Five suites with sea views (on the middle deck). There is also a reading room. (I guess this is where I will be if Jody gets this (smile).

I don't know where Jody got all of this, so there are no credits to provide. I don't know about you, but I'll stick with my cozier, smaller land home in walking distance of the sea. cheers!

5 Responses to “I got an email about a French-designed houseboat....”

Wow...just wild! So clean lined and modern.

Greet said...

Yes I red about it yet here in a Belgian Magazine! Stunning isn't it?

Rebecca said...

Wow! I kind of love it and kind of fear it. I do wonder how sea-worthy it really is though....Great find, thanks for sharing!

It's a little too James Bond meets Dubai-style luxe for me. I appreciate that the designer tried to make it somewhat "green", and it seems some green technologies were employed, but come on. It's enormous! A whole lot of green of another sort will be required to own and operate it too. I'd prefer a little green rowboat and a little green cottage by a big blue lake.

That is awesome if I owned it I'd put it on a lake. Doesn't look
like it would take high sea's or a raging storm . It's the shape.

It Would make a great movie set.
It really is sharp looking inside.

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