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Video of floating paradise here

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Strength-Weakness Analysis:

Good:

It featurs a stern harbor that enables the structure to engage in all kind of business with the ocean and smaller boats and yachts, so it can function almost like a marina.

It has a kind of bow area similar to a steel workbarge - what gives it a mobility compareable to a workbarge. This bow is better than the bow of the "Navegante Cholon" .

 

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It is made out of naval steel which gives it a lifespan of a few years on a extremly intense maintenance shedule. This maintenance shedule includes drydock stay for bottom cleaning sandblasting and repaint - every few months. The cost of this process (a jumbo size drydock) exceeds the total value of the structure. If the maintenance shedule falls back - this is what happens (steel plating). The business model is "floating real estate" but this is a "low income stream model" at least compared to the models where marine steel including its maintenance at sea can work properly (oil industry pumping up billion dollar oil bounties, shipping industry making hundreds of thousands of dollars a day in container transport, cruiseship industry working on 120 USD/day per passenger).

The structure works at the "cost of a ultra luxury mega yacht type abramovich" - offering a "stationary steel workbarge ambient" to its visitors / owners. It operates in the business area of FURY watersports offering a lot less in daystay dynamics, watersports, etc...

 

 Check "competitor situation" below...

 

 

 

 

 



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The kind of ambient you need to offer - and the kind of base (concrete maintenace free floating for 200 years) you need to build it on... and this is still a concept that gives the factor mobility away without any reason for doing so ... (other than the computer artist did not really think a lot about it...)

The best of all worlds would be probably something like the ramform floating island

with a good mobility, (even if you don't use it and plan for stationary business) a ship bow for wave handling (so you can cross open sea when necessary), and a stern marina feature to engage business.

 



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A floating island in the tropics needs to offer a much more "advanced visitor experience" - something like that...

 

concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t55204139/gran-cancun-floating-platform/



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or something like that if you want to work it "small scale" ...

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You need get people to "desire to be there at least for a few days" - why i would want to be on board of a workbarge in Florida - and pay a lot for it.

So the interesting question is not is this "seasteading relevant" it probably is - along with hundreds of other floating structures that are out there as we speak.

The interesting question is "can this successfully compete on the market" and cover its cost of operation.

 



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I can imagine why i would want to be on board of jaccuzzi cave paradise concrete shell island - but a floating workbarge?



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the problem is the shortfall to the name - "paradise island"

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www.tampabay.com/news/business/luxury-floating-resort-to-open-off-clearwater/1186145

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tbo.com/news/four-star-floating-palace-off-clearwater-will-cater-to-anglers-251371

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fishing as business model for maintaining a 5000 ton steel structure at sea ? - would not bet my money on that model...



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Discussion on Seasteading.org

www.seasteading.org/forum-list/topic/starting-seasteading-on-small-scale/page/7/



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More about the ramform...

concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t51926036/establishing-a-ramform-floating-base-in-the-high-seas-concre/

More about the reasons why ocean colonization is the next big thing to come:

concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t56680633/the-reasons-why-oceanic-business-is-the-next-big-thing-to-co/



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