Floating Metropolis To Be Built In Honduras

Monday, November 22, 1999
A massive $8.5 billion luxury floating metropolis, the biggest boat in history, is reportedly set to be built in Honduras in January. Boat builder Freedom Ship Inc. plans to construct a tax-free floating city that will circumnavigate the globe to give inhabitants perpetual sunshine. Measuring 4,320 ft. (1,500 m) by 750 ft. wide (250 m) and 340 ft. deep (130 m), the boat will house sports centers, parks, theaters and nightclubs, all to be built in Honduras' Caribbean port of Trujillo. Around five times longer than the biggest cruise liner now afloat, able to carry 115,000 people and land jets on its top deck, the vessel will cost $8.5 billion, almost twice the Honduran gross domestic product. The Honduran Trade Minister has reportedly given approval to the project, stating he hopes it will boost tourism as prospective buyers come to view their luxury floating homes. According to officials, a 200-acre building site lease and free trade zone status allowing duty-free imports of raw materials are still being negotiated with Honduran port authorities, but the parties involved are hopeful that these issues would be resolved soon.
Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

New Research Vessel for University of New Hampshire

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has entered into a contract with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for the design and construction of a new aluminum catamaran research vessel.

Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to maintain exacting tolerances, while others require strict and

Carnival’s Costa Brand Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships

Costa’s two new cruise ships will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity; Costa will join sister brand AIDA Cruises in building the first-ever cruise

Cruise Ship Trends

Carnival’s Costa Brand Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships

Costa’s two new cruise ships will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity; Costa will join sister brand AIDA Cruises in building the first-ever cruise

Pearl Seas Cruises Adds Voyages to Cuba

Pearl Seas Cruises plans to launch a series of “cultural voyages” from the United States to Cuba beginning in the spring of 2016, the cruise line announced today.

First Cruise Ship Docks at Teignmouth Port

History was made at ABP’s Port of Teignmouth with the visit of its first ever cruise ship. The Hebridean Princess, a luxury cruise ship, arrived from Dartmouth carrying 50 passengers.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1220 sec (8 req/sec)