Streets of Monaco

Island Yacht Design fashions a floating city at sea with a breathtaking new proposal that sets a cutting-edge precedent in luxury yachting.

A new era in luxury boating design is born with a $1.1-billion super yacht that takes the fundamentals of the famed Monte Carlo lifestyle to the ocean. Conceived by United Kingdom-based Yacht Island Design, The Streets of Monaco is the first themed yacht concept of its kind, throwing out the less is more ideology and fashioning a luxury ship that is more like art. This 155m SWATH vessel, built in collaboration with top naval architect BMT Nigel Gee, uses a twin-hull system that allows for the exploration of daring design without the restrictions of a conventional hull shape. Achieving a maximum speed of 15 knots, The Streets of Monaco transports her 70-person crew and 16 guests using diesel electric propulsion. Stylish and sophisticated, the four-story liner, which spans more than 500 feet, reads more like a floating city with an array of buildings that center around three main areas; The Streets of Monaco, The Oasis and The Grand Atrium.

Seamlessly weaving a story into every element, Yacht Island Design fashioned a theme that revolves around a recreation of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, known for its high-rolling casino and luxury resorts. A fully functional race track sets the stage for famous landmarks, such as The Monte Carlo Casino, Hotel de Paris, La Rascasse restaurant, the Prince's Palace, and the famous Loews hotel and tunnel complex that house many of the interior communal spaces. Multiple pool areas, expansive sun decks and tranquil gardens intermingle with these buildings to provide a true city at sea.

Inside, luxury awaits at every turn, from The Oasis' expansive gardens, to the seven guest suites and Owners Apartment. Other key features include a full spa, a cafe bar and a fully equipped gym. The Grand Atrium includes the guest suites, a library, a communal office and cinema. The upper level of the atrium leads to the main entertainment areas, comprised of the Main Saloon with separate Havana room and wine cellar, a dining room, casino and dance hall. The yacht also features ample crew quarters and two large tender garages to store launches, jet skis, a sightseeing submarine and more, as well as a dive dock.

Yacht Island Design creates truly unique environments, from the overall exterior down to the smallest interior detail, and, in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee, is working on several more SWATH proposals. For more information, visit

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Text by
Kellie Green