The use of flotels during the 2010 FIFA World Cup recently won by Spain is an example of the possibilities and variety of uses of flotels, but we will see here another two recent examples; we dedicate special efforts to study the technology and uses of flotels, as this is the state of the art of maritime technology for offering accommodation to people at sea: rivers, bays and oceans. Therefore they are of a special interest for seasteading not only in engineering aspects due to the variety of designs used as flotels, but also in the business cases in which they are used, and that could be helpfully for getting some ideas for the Swin or Sink! Contest.
- A good logistic onshore with local partners is of a paramount importance in order to offer seasteaders possibility to go to land from time to time, like "One Ocean Club" in 2010 FIFA World Cup.
- The use of shipping containers over barges is something quite normal in the industry, like in "Martin Quarters" flotel, which could lower the costs of a seastead in an important level.
- The variety of uses of flotels implies that there should exist also a variety of possible uses and business aboard a seastead. Swin or Sink! Contest will demonstrate it!!