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Draw an imaginary line across the center of California. Anchor one end off the Monterey Area/Santa Cruz mountains, on the Pacific coast. Run the line east over the Coast Range, through the Central Valley, and over the Sierra Nevada mountains. Tether the other end of the line at the Nevada border, on the fringe of the Great Basin Desert.

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TOURS are what they sound like - someone leads a bunch of Porschephiles hither-and-yon for the express purpose of having them follow onto great Porsche roads, go interesting places and generally have a wonderful time driving their cars.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

"CATWALK" - Designed by Porsche Design Studio - a Luxury Floating Club Dream Boat

"Catwalk" designed by Porsche Design Studio and Johannes Buchner & Michael Gossler
Two party organizers from the city of Regensburg, in southeastern Germany, (in Bavaria, a port at the confluence of the Danube and Regen Rivers) were fed up with hiring old cruise boats with run down interiors for their events. Now they have designed their own luxury version by converting an old Danube pleasure boat and hiring Porsche Design to help them achieve their dream boat.

Johannes Buchner and Michael Gossler, decided in 2009 to transform a tour boat named Danubian 'Renate II',  into a luxury floating club lounge. 
 
Indeed, from a boat with three decks, the two protagonists have sought the services of the creative team of Porsche Design Studio to develop on more than 900 m², an exclusive design, without compromise, combining the sport, superior elegance and dynamic look, so typical of  the Porsche Design brand.

This new concept called 'Catwalk' has several dance floors, a restaurant, bar and DJ booth. For decoration, Porsche has played on light colors, clean lines and functional formats. 

The boat is currently docked in Vienna, but its two commissioners want to take 'Catwalk' across Europe for a festive trip. Ultimately, their goal is to make 'Catwalk' a chain worldwide. With a dream to have a 'Catwalk' ...in London, Berlin, Istanbul, St. Tropez, Singapore, Sydney, Ibiza, Hong Kong, Miami and in New York.

For more information on events, bookings and contacts: http://ms-catwalk.de/

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