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An indoor pool, an aquarium and an indoor ‘drive-in garage’ for its own speedboat: On board a 196ft mega yacht

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  • J’ade designed by Italian company CRN, can store an eight-metre speedboat
  • Hydraulic-powered hatch fills with 18,000 litres of water and can also be used as an indoor ocean pool  
  • Nominated for Best Interior at 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
  • 196-foot vessel also features a gym, hammam room, and aquarium 

In the continuous battle of the mega yachts to be the most extravagant vessel on the seas, it takes a lot to really impress.

While helipads, waterslides, and movie theatres are commonplace additions to the yachts of the super wealthy, a stylish Italian is making waves for being the first to feature a floating drive-in garage.

J’ade, by Ferretti group company CRN, features a hydraulic-operated hatch which can store an eight-metre speedboat without the use of a tender lift.

The internal basin, which holds 18,000 litres of water, floods and empties in just three minutes, enabling the boat (a 27ft Riva Iseo) to enter the yacht without using a crane.

When the speedboat is not stored inside, the basin can also be utilised as an indoor ocean pool, accessible from the lower-deck terrace.

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Completed last year, the 60-metre yacht was the star attraction at last week’s Monaco Yacht Show, where it was a finalist for the Best Interior award. The brand-new Perini Navi motor yacht Grace E was awarded the prize.

J’ade made it’s debut at the annual yacht show last year, and also won the World Yacht Trophy at the 2013 International Boat Show.

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