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10 reasons yacht islands are super awesome [SLIDESHOW]

What’s better than a tricked-out, luxury yacht? A yacht island, of course.

These babies haven’t hit production yet, but Yacht Island Design will soon bring a new generation of opulence to the seas. Complete with waterfalls, helipads, mountains, theaters, roads, shops and many pools, yacht islands, such as Tropical Island Paradise and Streets of Monaco, combine the decadence of resorts with the mobility of yachts.

While the yachts may hit the market within the decade, you may have to wait until 2170 to save up enough money to buy one.

Click through to see why you need a yacht island.

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  • They look like this. (photo: elitechoice.org)
  • Or they look like this. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • And some of them look like Project Utopia, a floating, mechanized island. Project Utopia is not designed for transportation, but contains space for shops, theaters and relaxation. The inventors at Yacht Island believe the term “yacht” is too constraining and aim to redefine conceptions of the word to incorporate other deluxe vessels. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • They have a place to get your tan on and park your jet ski. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • They have oasis parks on board. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • You can park your private helicopter. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • The Tropical Island Paradise has a pool like this. ( photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • The Streets of Monaco has luxurious bedrooms overlooking the ocean. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • Eventually, Yacht Island will make the Oriental Chaun. (photo: yachtislanddesign.com)
  • But until Yacht Island vessels land on the market, you’ll have to settle for a regular yacht like this. (photo: charterworld.com)