Michael Lohan has announced plans to launch a "rehab at sea" facility.

The showbiz patriarch - father of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan - thinks the unique recovery centre, which is to cost $3.9 million and will be based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will give addicts "a new way of receiving valuable treatment".

He told website X17online: "I'm excited to say I'm starting a rehab facility at sea on a $3.9 million dollar yacht that will set sail from Fort Lauderdale.

"This is the first of its kind. The yacht sleeps 8 guests and 6 crew members. It'll be a great way to offer people a new way of receiving the valuable treatment they need."

After his daughter Lindsay was told to spend 90 days in rehab when she failed a court-ordered drugs test last year, Michael flew to the Inspirations for Youth and Families Clinic in Florida to get a first-hand experience of working alongside people living at the treatment facility.

At the time, he said: "I'm going to be doing interventions. Lindsay is 100 per cent behind what I'm doing and I look forward to this entire Journey not only with my family but with the Inspiration youth program as well."