Gallery: Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

The top decks are covered with a glass canopy, which allows sunlight to filter into the interior.
The top decks are covered with a glass canopy, which allows sunlight to filter into the interior.

Project Utopia is similar in size to a commercial cruise liner and is big enough to host a small population. The “island” is circular in shape, measures 330 feet in diameter, and spans 11 decks of living space. The top decks are covered with a glass canopy, which allows sunlight to filter into the interior. The glass canopy can also be opened when the weather permits, providing fresh air to the top floors. When open, the top floor acts as an outdoor pool deck , complete with central swimming area.

The vessel remains stable in choppy waters, thanks to four platform legs that anchor it into place, even during extreme conditions. Each leg has a propeller that allows the island to move at slow speeds in a steady manner.

Four helicopter pads provide access to the island via air, and wet docks house boats and jet skis for recreational use. The interior hosts a retail area, a theater, a restaurant area, bars, nightclubs and a casino. An observation deck perched in the crow’s nest area offers guests a 360 degree view at 65 meters above the sea.

Although still in the concept phase, the British company is moving forward, offering several luxury yacht island design concepts.

+ Yacht Island Designs

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  1. Viceroy63 November 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Someone commented on that the Island Yacht should sit a bit lower in the water! But actually when you consider a tremendously huge ship like say an Air Craft Carrier which only contains some 20 decks in all.

    “Standing 20 stories above the water and stretching 1,092 feet (333 meters) from bow to stern (about as long as the 77-story Chrysler Building is tall), the sheer bulk of these ships is awe-inspiring.”

    When you consider that these ship are weighed in the millions of tonage, That only a very few decks are actually below the water line, maybe 3 or 4 decks then you can understand that a little air holds up a whole lot of weight.

    It’s almost like a 200lbs. pound man trying to hold a 3 pound Basket Ball filled with air, under water. He simply can not do it as the Basket Ball actually lifts the 200lbs. pound man up and out of the water.

    So Yes; The designers of this Yacht Island did the math and they know exactly where the water line would fall, what it would take to sink it and just how big of a tidal wave it would take to tip this thing over and I am almost certain that all of that was included in the design planning and specifications.

    Also this would be for the very wealthy billionaire types since I figure about 200 Apartments in all maybe less and they are very hard to sell and the Apartments won’t come cheap either, so the designers must think of every detail imaginable. Nothing must be left to chance.

    I hope that this settles any doubt about the design of this thing and I personally think that it is a fantastic idea and a tribute to the limitless imagination of man! One day we may see things like this only in outer space. If we last long enough as a species, to see outer space that is.


  2. dawn800 October 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    when , were ,the cost

  3. rtboa September 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    yeah, it looks as though it would deffinitely be sitting a bit lower in the water.

  4. johnnydfred September 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I’m sorry. Displacement-wise, this structure is extremely lacking in structure below supporting the structure above. Even if everything was built with styrofoam, I don’t think the illustrations reflect the square meters below sea level required.

  5. Willravel September 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Insert “The Spy Who Loved Me” quote here.

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