A mega yacht has been auctioned for $650,000 in the Sandbox virtual game environment. The “Metaflower Super Mega Yacht,” a virtual luxury ship that is part of the metaverse, has two helipads, hot tubs, and a DJ booth, among other opulent amenities.
The Metaflower boat has now become the most valuable non-fungible token (NFT) ever sold in the Sandbox, a virtual environment based on the Ethereum blockchain that allows players to collect digital items, create their own games, and monetize their experiences.
The news of this transaction quickly spread on social media at a time when the concept of the metaverse is starting to gain traction in the gaming and crypto worlds.
Republic Realm, a metaverse, and NFT innovation and investment platform, created the virtual ship as part of its Fantasy Collection. It’s the most expensive non-fungible token ever sold in The Sandbox, according to Business Insider.
With its blocky design, the boat is laughably awful and can only be described as “Minecraft-esque.” There are lounge rooms, a hot tub, a dance floor, a DJ booth, and two helipads on the four-story building (nonexistent helicopters sold separately). On its OpenSea listing, you can look at it and right-click to your heart’s content.
The yacht is part of Republic Realm’s “The Fantasy Collection,” which includes jet skis, speedboats, private islands, marinas, and beach clubs. So, if you feel like it, there are still lots of possibilities to put your money on fire.
It’s crazy to spend so much money on a yacht you’ll never be able to use. If you squint hard enough, there are some benefits to it. The yacht has no upkeep or maintenance fees because everything is digital. Plus, if you have enough money to spend more than half a million on an NFT, it’s definitely a trivial sum to you.