A Yacht House? Life on the Water Just Got a Whole Lot More Luxurious
This month, the company unveiled its first completed model in South Florida. Well-heeled buyers can now put in an order for their very own yacht house. The price tag on these floating homes? Anywhere between $5.5 million and $10 million.
At a glance, the finished product appears to be the top two floors of a luxury condo building set on the water. Which is kind of the point.
The 75-foot vessel comes standard with floor-to-ceiling windows, four en suite bedrooms, and a staggering 2,100 square feet of outdoor space spread among the terraces and decks.
The interior spaces don’t look vastly different from the multitude of luxury condos currently on the market in Miami, but their design and features are unique.
First off, the yacht house is constructed like a boat rather than a home, which means it’s designed to withstand life on the water.
There are four hydraulic steel “spuds” able to anchor the yacht into the ground. These spuds (as well as the vessel itself) are built to withstand up to a Category 4 hurricane.
The anchoring capability also makes it possible to design actual aquatic neighborhoods—which may be crucial in the decades to come in South Florida.
The floating home is also self-sufficient—and a luxurious way to life off the grid. The roof is covered in 2,300 square feet of solar panels, which generate enough power for air conditioning, lights, and a 20-mile trip on a single charge.
The yacht also collects and purifies rainwater, and is equipped with a waste management system.
This yacht house is touted as an improved take on luxury living thanks to its zero-emission, self-sustaining, top-of-the-line construction.
Best of all? It’s virtually fee-free and marketed as a way to live independently. The condo-style boat is registered as a recreational vessel—which means no HOA fees, no property taxes, no city law constraints. No nothing.
The downside? No mortgage lender will finance this type of residence. The deposit on this yacht house is 20% of the price, and the remainder of the cost is split into two payments.
Whatever the cost, this slice of independent waterfront heaven might just be worth it.
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