Oceanic Resort Condos of America’s (ORCA) Marine Superintendent and Senior Captain, Tim Levensaler and Director of Condo Sales, Mark Boyd are in the studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group discusses the organization’s new mega yacht condo project, Larga Vida.
The idea for Larga Vida came about when a group of likeminded maritime people got to discussing the idea of gutting small, luxury cruise ships and converting them into private condo properties. A similar concept where people owned apartments on a large ship came about a few years ago but was rather limited due to its constant travel schedule. The Larga Vida dissolves this problem by allowing residents to own a condo docked at the Port of Miami. The yacht will cruise the Caribbean and neighboring islands three-to-four days a month, as well as an extended two-week trip to South and Central America once a year. The location for the longer destinations will be chosen by the condo owners through their HOA.
If cruising around on a mega-yacht wasn’t enough to draw you in, the amenities are sure to seal the deal. The Larga Vida offers a wide range of activities found on traditional cruise ships including lounges, nightclubs, a hot tub, a beauty salon, a gym, a massage studio, a medical center and inflatable boats perfect for scuba diving and beachcombing. Meals are provided for purchase daily with special Friday night dinners featuring gourmet chefs from upscale Miami restaurants. While these amenities are luxurious and superb, it’s Larga Vida’s submarine that puts it over the top. On the weekend, an experienced pilot will take passengers below seas to explore the underwater world.
Spanning nearly 300 feet, the Larga Vida will feature 50 refurbished condo suites. Several steps have been taken to ensure safety amid the coronavirus pandemic including a crowd infrared geothermal system for temperature readings while onboarding, as well as saliva testing for diagnosing COVID-19 cases. Free masks will be provided to residents and every staff member will be certified to clean the ship to CDC guidelines.
One of the biggest advantages of the yacht’s business model is that it allows residents to enjoy an exciting cruise-like living experience while the actual cruise lines are down due to the pandemic. While initially seen as an incredible retirement solution, Larga Vida is also expected to be popular among the many young millennials working in Downtown Miami and those fleeing the COVID-19 unrest of big cities like New York. Those looking for an alternative to purchasing a traditional beach or lake house are also sure to love the unique mega-yacht experience for family trips or year-round living.
Larga Vida’s mega-yacht condos are officially open for sales with an expected move-in date of December 2020! To learn more about Larga Vida, visit www.condo-yachts.com.
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