A WeWork for the high seas – With floating offices, condos, fitness centers the MS Satoshi cruise ship will be an incubator for ‘digital nomads’, influencers and techies


While we may always remember 2020 as the year of COVID-19, it is also turning out to be a year of unparalleled innovations and creative ventures. Ocean Builders has announced its plans to convert a 30-year old cruise ship, now called MS Satoshi, into a gathering place for digital nomads, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, ex-pats, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Basically, it is going to be a structure that holds a business center, luxury condos, fitness classes, a swimming pool, and a 5,000-square-foot theatre. Formerly known as the Regal Princess and the Pacific Dawn, this large floating condo complex will remain anchored off Panama City, Panama. Ocean Builders founder Chad Elwartowski is in the final stages of obtaining a ship from Carnival Cruises and has been named MS Satoshi, renamed in honor of Japanese crypto-currency founder Satoshi Nakamoto. Since regular offices are far from reopening, adopting creative, larger-than-life options seem like the only reasonable resort owing to the unpredictable end of the pandemic. MS Satoshi, the 804 ft ship, is truly one of a king, offering all the benefits, space, and structure of a regular condo building, but on high seas. Apart from the 5,000 square foot theatre that’s aimed to be the hub of live performances, talks, and educational workshops, it includes 777 cabins with a capacity of 2020 people plus crew and crew quarters. There will be made available conference rooms, a fully-stocked fitness center with coaches and classes, and more first-class amenities that will make it easy to work, live and enjoy at sea full time.


The deal is still ongoing, and once the acquisition falls through, the first batch of 100 rooms will be auctioned on November 5. We are not completely aware of the terms and conditions the rates will cover, but the prices are in the range of $25,000 and $50,000. Cabins will be sold to those interested in owning a permanent residence on the ship, and vacation rentals will also be available. The ship will be ready for residents to move in by early 2021.

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[Via: Tatler Hong Kong]