The Super Yacht That’s Dubbed “Tropical Island Paradise”


In the trend of modern day travelling, cruising has set its mark with cruise ships ranging in size. Presently, the largest afloat is “Oasis of the Seas” (Read all about it in this blog).

But you haven’t seen anything yet!

Now, to challenge the field of cruising, private ownership of yachts has taken on a different style from the usual. Such is the case with this Super Yacht (appropriately dubbed “Tropical Island Paradise”). No price tag has been attached to it, but you bet all the rich & famous will be vying for it.

The next super-yacht that’s set to hit the world’s oceans comes complete with its own functioning volcano and floating tropical islands.

The vessel – dubbed the ‘Tropical island Paradise’ – has been designed by British boat builders Yacht Island Design, from Derby, Derbys – some 90 miles from the sea.

The extraordinary & extravagant 295 ft. yacht has many unusual features:

  • it boasts of a towering volcano with a cascading waterfall which feeds the swimming pool

  • its very own floating tropical islands

  • helicopter landing pad & huge bar set behind a series of beach cabanas. Playboys will love this. This sis spectacular for those quick shore trips.

  • It comes with its own private beach cove and a waterfall cascading down from a volcano.

Studio director Rob McPherson at the Derbyshire firm, who have also created the Streets of Monaco super-yacht, said: ‘The exterior was designed to give the impression of waves breaking around a volcanic island, whilst maintaining the look of a contemporary yacht design.

‘This design centres around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Polynesia. It is set to be a big hit when it comes onto the market.’

The lavish yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests – and can travel along at a top speed of 15 knots.

The main deck is a secluded beach ‘cove’ of cabanas surrounding a massive ocean view swimming pool.

And should the millionaire future owners get tired of taking a dip in the pool, they can sail out into the sea on their very own floating island complete with deck chairs and palm trees.

McPherson added: ‘We had two reasons for designing such a boat. The first being that it’s good fun, and secondly the current market is pretty saturated with designs that look fairly similar.

‘Our mission is to work on incredibly fun designs and carve a niche for ourselves within the market, a place where other designers fear to tread.’

Inside the huge, towering volcano is a cinema, library, games room, gym, spa and VIP suites – including an owners pad spread over two decks.

The boat – which has yet to hit the market and hasn’t had a price set – is causing waves in the boat building world with its unique design.

Would you be vying for it when it hits the market?

According to a survey, the rich still splashes around while the economy stumbles!

Story Source: Daily Mail – 23 July 2011

Hainan – “Playground of the Rich”

By P Chong                    9 April 2010

"Hawaii Hainan"
Like an exquisite green gem set in the blue South China Sea, Hainan Island is a bright tropical paradise unique in its character, diversity and enduring appeal.

It is dubbed as the “Oriental Hawaii” & now plans are afoot to make it the “Playground of the Rich” – the new rich of China. Though still in its fledging state to rival the famous French Riviera or Monaco, it does possess a lot of physical attributes & potential. It has the financial resources & patronage support to make the dream come true.

The picturesque island of Hainan enjoys a tropical climate ranging from 16 degrees

during the winter months to more than 30 degrees in the summer. Its physical

landscape with the sun, surf, sandy beaches, and swaying palms, have made it

famous as the “Oriental Hawaii”.

But there is more to it than just the beach life . . . those who prefer cultural

pursuits to sunbathing can enjoy the culture and customs of the island’s

minorities as well as its many historical sites.

* One popular attraction is the Ends of the Earth, a beach on the southern

coast dotted with with large round boulders.

* The Yonado Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone is a must-see sight.

Hainan is offering couples the chance to marry on board of luxury yachts as part of its plan in promoting the tropical island as a yachting center.

Luxury Yacht Wedding

Yacht Centre

  • Hainan is planning to build China’s first tropical rainforest park. Located in the middle of the island, the park will cover an area of 10 natural reserves and 11 forest parks.

    Tropical Rainforest Park
  • More and more golf courses are appearing in Hainan. Playing golf is cheap in China compared to in many Southeast Asian countries. Sanya Resort is one such golfing paradise armed with lady caddies.

Red Culture Tourism

When it comes to tourism, Hainan is flying high colourfully in more ways than one. Hoping to join the ranks of Hawaii, Australia and the Caribbean, French Riviera & Monaco, Hainan is seen as promoting all kinds of tourism on the island.

Here come Hainan as reflecting the style & mood of the French Riviera & Monaco. Like China’s leaping economic growth, it would be possible to see Hainan as the “Playground of the Rich” within a generation!