Debra Dawson, who bought the vessel in Wisconsin and then brought it to Florida, moored the Tikki Beach Barge at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach until 2009. It is now one of nine boats available for rent from the Tikki Beach Charter Corp. Much like a floating city, it has space for up to 375 party people who choose this unique yacht for its over-the-top design.
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It may look like it is made from bamboo, but mostly this is just a fake party boat that features three large bars, a DJ booth, cabana beds, a dance floor and an air-conditioned dining room for enjoying a chilled drink aboard. But the most striking feature is its upper deck withthatched roofed huts, faux grass, sandy beach flooring and plenty of palm trees. This gives guests the impression of being on a drifting tropical island, and an opportunity to get away from it all and party like a rock star. None of this is particularly green, of course, but maybe someone will get the idea to do something similar, with a little more sustainability in their pocket.
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