Tuesday, October 16, 2007

BV International to unveil world's most luxurious floating residences at Cityscape Dubai 2007

Buyers will soon be able to own homes on a luxury ship, which could sail to all locations, including Antartica and Amazon, and attend the Monaco Grand Prix or the London Olympics, the cost of which would be equivalent to nearly 2000 years rent in a Bur Dubai apartment, reports Gulf News.

BV International Ocean Holdings Limited will launch a scale model of the 719 foot vessel during the Dubai Cityscape exhibition on 16th to 18th October 2007. The company is expecting a strong reaction from the Middle East to the 112 luxury homes, the prices of which range from Dh.15.69mn for a single bedroom apartment to Dh.52.30mn for a triple bedroom. Penthouses are limited in numbers, with prices ranging from Dh.57.5mn to Dh.155.69mn for a multi-floor penthouse. The sizes of the residence would range from 800 sq ft to approximately 8000 sq. ft.

The 13-deck ship will move around the glob maintaining an average cruising speed of 18.5 knots, visiting cosmopolitan centers and anchoring near remote locations that are accessible only to a limited number of smaller yachts.

The residences on board that are hundred percent furnished, are designed to the standards of Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, which was also launched by BV International. The residences will be designed by Tillberg Design, the company behind the development 'Queen Mary 2'.

Major features on board include four restaurants, fitness rooms and spas, a gourmet, a casino, business center with video conferencing and meeting rooms, a helipad, a wine cellar, golf simulator, putting greens, a retractable marina that provides ship to shore services, launch of jet skis or sailboats and scuba expeditions.

The first journey has been scheduled for 2010. The initial two years will have a fixed itinerary that covers the Amazon and Antartica, the Grand Prix in Monaco and the 2012 Olympics in London.

The company mentioned that its target clientele are people who are extremely successful and are at the high-end of social scale, and would like to treat themselves to the ultimate travel and luxury. The company is expecting atleast five percent sales from the Middle East market.

The project is due for completion and delivery in 2010.

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