Permit me to introduce a method (Gravity Model) to answer this question. I will focus on two seasteads in pre-development planning: — BlueHorizons (TSI) in Polynesia and Marinea Project in Bahamas. The two projects are similar in size, scale and program: 1 plus acre of platform; 30 residents plus amenities. Both provide no market analysis and o financial feasibility. I will provide both. Polynesia provides a budget of $30 million and Bahamas proves a budget of $15 million — a bit odd 100% difference for a potential investor.
I am providing a “prototype” design. No design or explicit program has been posted for Polynesia. So my program is based on the published information of the two seasteads — 30 residents with jobs; supporting retail, dinging, finiteness, uses – and self supporting energy, fresh wear and sanitation ---- IMPORTANT! Assume the sea stead in this analysis is identical — It may not be the one I have illustrated — but since TSI says it is mobile — assume it is exactly the same relocated. So I will now do a feasibility analysis — based on location. Which is the better location? Bahamas or Polynesia — assuming the same capital investment ---- More to follow