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I love this thing- not because I think it’s a beautiful ship (though I believe it’s interesting) but because it challenges the notion of what is “ship-shape”.
It’s called the Maharaja (“great king” in English) by an out-of-the-lines craftsman named Ashish Gupta in Mumbai.
This innovative design is an attempt to create a seaworthy craft that acknowledges the reality of all boaters- namely; you spend most of your time hanging out on decks, not plying high seas. Therefore, not only does this mega-yacht deliver (in this case, literally) acres of deckspace- the whole piece is a way to serve up horizontal space to the users.
The trend for even the smaller (but still outrageously expensive) pleasure craft is to have a slide-out deck that looks like a porch or low balcony over the water.
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