You could soon sip on a ‘shaken not stirred martini’ in this high-end, eco-friendly floating apartment.
If you think it looks familiar, you’d be right, the villain’s lair from the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me inspired the design.
A fully equipped and furnished suite costs around AU$759,000 to buy not including tax.
If like us that’s a bit out of your price range can you rent these UFO-lookalikes for AU$459 a night.
French naval architect Jean-Micheal Duacancelle imagined the unique design. And company Anthénea has spent more than 15 years creating the Bond-inspired structures which are finally ready to set sail.
Anthénea says any orders put in by June or July will be deployed by early 2022.
The best bit is Anthénea runs globally so no matter where you live you can step onboard.
The 50-square-metre floating apartment features three living spaces: a living room with sofa, wooden furniture curve dressed in waxed concrete, a 360 ° underwater observatory and a panoramic kitchen.
Upstairs you will find a rooftop bar-slash-lounge that can sit up to 12 guests.
You can choose to have one larger cabin that is ideal for couples. Otherwise, customise your floating oasis as a two- or three-cabin apartment, perfect for families or friends that need a bit of extra privacy.
An ergonomic design
The floating apartment is as ergonomic as it is luxurious.
A home automation system lets you control your pod entirely from your phone. But you won’t even need your phone to enter thanks to the automatic butterfly door opening.
It is a ‘Four seasons’ product, meaning it is suitable for a voyage on a warm lake in summer or for sail toward Icelandic snow.
Its spherical shape and seven-tonne weight mean that the Bond-inspired pod is more stable than a boat. It can remain stable in winds of up to 27 knots.
An eco-friendly floating apartment
Anthénea’s best feature is its eco-responsible design. It guarantees zero emissions with fitted solar panels and powered by 100 per cent clean energy.
The pod sits like a “lotus flower” atop the waters having no impact on the underwater ecosystem.
It is customisable with silent motors so that marine life remain undisturbed.
At the end of its life, the construction, including all furniture is totally recyclable.
The pods can be used as your own exclusive oceanic oasis but Anthénea is also partnering with hoteliers to create a floating resort.
Anthénea also suggests the hotel suite could be used as a floating spa, restaurant or meeting room.