Calling All Bond Villains
December 12, 2011 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Project Utopia is the ultimate in super villain bases; a bespoke floating island that can travel the oceans.

With a 50 metre radius, and an observation deck 65 metres above the waterline, you'll be the envy of all the other villains. A hollowed out volcano? Pah! I spit in your direction. The only thing cooler than this would be your own moonbase and even that's going to be a bit dusty.

With the Project Utopia, you'll have room to store your ample collection of watery vehicles with its built in wet dock and you can take to the air from one of its helipads.

I guess you're wondering how much it's going to set you back, but hey -- You're a frickin billionaire super villain, I'm sure you can afford it.

Besides, can you really put a price on world domination?
posted by DuchessProzac (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bespoke in the sense of custom-made? I thought that was for garments.

Who the actual fuck is the supervillain going to marry to make her wear this thing?
posted by LogicalDash at 12:40 PM on December 12, 2011


Paypal founder Peter Thiel probably has five or six on order. (Self-link)
posted by notmydesk at 12:42 PM on December 12, 2011


An azimuth thruster is just a propeller in a pod that can rotate through 360° horizontally.
posted by bonehead at 12:51 PM on December 12, 2011


Yeah, so this is still the same project intended as a tax haven for the super-rich? Because they will live in international waters and therefore be subject to no countries laws?

... or .... ... protection?

Arghhhhh mateys, off to the high-seas we go!

posted by jkaczor at 12:53 PM on December 12, 2011


bonehead: An azimuth thruster is just a propeller in a pod that can rotate through 360° horizontally.

Yes. And considering how often they break down, I'm thinking they don't have nearly enough of them for reliability.
posted by zomg at 1:06 PM on December 12, 2011


Meh. Its missing underwater submarine docks.
posted by porpoise at 1:27 PM on December 12, 2011


If you click on "Show Prices in Euros and US Dollars" it costs apx. 314000000.
posted by Brent Parker at 1:50 PM on December 12, 2011


therefore be subject to no countries laws?

The mega-rich don't need to go offshore for that.
posted by Hoopo at 1:52 PM on December 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Its missing underwater submarine docks.

From Product Features:

Dive dock and Submarine, deployed from one of the submerged hulls
posted by jacquilynne at 2:04 PM on December 12, 2011


Frankly, it sounds horrible, but I don't covet the seas.
posted by maxwelton at 2:22 PM on December 12, 2011


How is it floating, four little spindly legs and a central spire thats tiny compared to the top end?
posted by Slackermagee at 2:58 PM on December 12, 2011


Or rather, how would it float?
posted by Slackermagee at 2:58 PM on December 12, 2011


The Economist takes this sort of thing seriously. My favourite design problem is how to communicate with the rest of the world when they are both remote and probably hostile: for example Satellite and fibre optic cable links are going to be problematic.
posted by rongorongo at 3:05 PM on December 12, 2011


This is brilliant. All it would take is a couple cans of black paint and you've got your own Hall of Doom.
posted by calamari kid at 3:11 PM on December 12, 2011


From the looks of it those rings are in fact full circles, suggesting that there's a mirror-image of the visible structure on the bottom. Full of air, I suppose.
posted by LogicalDash at 3:16 PM on December 12, 2011


Pirate food.
posted by swift at 4:35 PM on December 12, 2011


I seriously do not believe that anyone who actually has the money to buy such a thing came by it in a legal manner.
posted by newdaddy at 7:47 PM on December 12, 2011


The word "bespoke" becomes more unsavory every month. If you even link to a site that contains that word, you are no longer my friend. If you ever speak the word (unlikely; I've never heard the word spoken out loud), I will have to rethink my current no-kill policy. Yes, I realize I have unfriended myself. Fine. Better for my spiritual path.
posted by kozad at 9:00 PM on December 12, 2011


Don't watch grand designs, it's his favorite word.
posted by defcom1 at 8:36 AM on December 13, 2011


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