Thursday, February 12, 2015

The World's Largest Yacht, Measuring 222m, Is Due To Be Completed By 2018

Image: This graphic reveals the current standings of superyachts owned by the world's megarich

Daily Mail: Buoy, that's a big boat! World's new largest private yacht that is bigger than a cruise ship and cost £800m is built for one very rich owner

* The world's largest yacht, measuring 222m, is due to be completed by 2018
* It will eclipse the President of UAE's boat Azzam by a whopping 40 metres
* Record breaking yacht will boast seven decks, two pools and cost £788m
* The massive boat is the latest salvo in megarich's game of one-upmanship
* Owners hope the boat will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to beat

WNU Editor: This is what I call overkill.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Look At Last Months Monaco Yacht Show

It's A Billionaire's Playground! Super-Rich Gather To Show Off World's Most Luxurious Superyachts At Prestigious Festival In Monaco -- Daily Mail

Yacht enthusiasts and the world’s super-rich are gathering in glamorous Monaco for an annual trade show that celebrates the world’s newest, biggest and most luxurious superyachts.

The 24th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show kicked off Wednesday, bringing together buyers, owners and tourists in historic Port Hercule.

Considered the most prestigious pleasure boat show in the world, the 2014 edition is the largest in the event’s history with more yachts than ever before and over 500 exhibitors.

With around 115 superyachts on display, organisers are expecting more than 33,000 people to attend the four-day event before it concludes on Saturday.

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My Comment: 115 yachts on display .... that must have been quite a show.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Working On A Superyacht Is Hard

Dictatorships: Seduced By The Promise Of 24-Carat Glamour, Young Britons Are Signing Up As Superyacht Crew - Only To Find They're Stranded Aboard Floating Tyrannies, Forced To Indulge The Bizarre Whims Of Monstrously Spoilt Owners -- Daily Mail

'Access Interdit,’ says the sign on the Quai des Milliardaires in Antibes. Behind a barrier the superyachts rise like a skyline in white and royal blue. This is the smartest address in a smart town. Riff-raff are discouraged.

Still, nobody pays much attention as I wander up to the first of these beasts, the motor yacht Katara. Owned by the Emir of Qatar, it is thought to have cost around $300 million. Crew in white shirts and khaki shorts swarm over its decks, making final preparations to the scene.

Everything is immaculate. Glasses and cutlery are laid on tables. Sun-loungers are set out on the teak transom, towels rolled in tight cylinders. On the top deck a helicopter waits. It all gleams in the sunshine.

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Editor: The above video is a short description of one crew working on a $10 million dollar average yacht.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bill Gates Vacations Like A Billionaire

Thanks Dad! Bill Gates Treats His Family To A Mediterranean Vacation On Board A 450-ft Superyacht Complete With A Submarine, 12 State Rooms And A Helicopter To Fly Them To And From Tennis -- Daily Mail

* World's richest man is vacationing with his family off the coast of Sardinia, Italy
* Is renting superyacht for $5million-a-week that cost $330million to build
* Was photographed also enjoying jet-skiing with his wife and three children

Bill Gates vacations exactly like you would imagine the richest man in the world should.

First up a relaxing game of tennis in the morning before being helicoptered - not ferried - back to the superyacht you and your family have chartered to the tune of $5 million-a-week.

Then, an exuberant jet ski around the $330 million boat with wife Melinda and children Rory, Jennifer and Phoebe, moored off the billionaires playground of Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist - worth $76 billion - has taken time away from his busy schedule to relax with his family - renting The Serene, the 436ft yacht of Stolichnaya vodka magnate, Yuri Scheffler, as a luxurious base.

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Editor: The bottom video gives a view of the superyacht The Serene:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Top 10 Most Expensive Yacht in the World 2014 (Video)

From YouTube: Here is the list of top 10 most expensive yacht in the world 2014. These are some of the most luxurious and lavish vessels used by some of the richest billionaires in the world.

These list include the following:

10. The Rising Sun
$200 Million

9. Seven Seas
$200 Million

8. Lady Moura
$210 Million

7. Al Mirqab
$250 Million

6. Dilbar
$263 million

5. Al Said
$300 million

4. Superyacht A
$323 million

3. Dubai
$350 million

2. Eclipse
$800 million

1. History Supreme
$4.8 billion

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The MIGALOO: An Ultra-Luxury Private Submarine That Comes With A Pool

From YouTube: Check out this ultra-lux submarine. Called The MIGALOO, it offers upscale amenities like a pool and a large deck.

Choosing a yacht can be such a chore for wealthy folks. With almost too many to choose from, you might have an easier time picking your perfect submarine.

The MIGALOO is billed as "The Ultimate Lux Sub". It offers upscale amenities like a pool and a large deck for relaxation.

Marketed as an alternative to luxury yachts, as expected, it offers the option to travel below the water's surface.

Measuring over 375 feet long by 36 feet wide, the submarine is anything but small. It bears the appearance of a traditional submarine in most aspects but the tower is custom designed in order to house a staircase and elevator shaft.

The designers stated "The enormous space of the aft deck includes lounge areas, sun beds, a bar, an 8 by 3 meter-pool as well as a heli-pad that offer a wide range of activities and possibilities. When MIGALOO is submerged, all furniture is stored in large storages underneath the granite decking."

What do you think? Would you like to own this submarine?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Lamborghini Of Boats?

Introducing the $1.1 million Lamborghini-inspired supercar yacht, on show at the Miami Boat Show.

Supercar Yacht: Dream Machine Or Ego Gone Mad? -- CNN

(CNN) -- The height of luxury -- or a vulgar monstrosity?

To its owner, this 15-meter, Lamborghini-inspired speedboat is the apex of nautical engineering. A sleek, innovative, gutsy vessel worthy of its $1.1 million price tag.

But others disagree.

When Gino Gargiulo turned up at the Miami Boat Show with his banana-yellow beauties in tow -- the boat and the $750,000 car it resembles -- a small crowd quickly gathered around.

"This is the best boat you can buy -- it's the Lamborghini of boats," says the 48-year-old automobile and restaurant mogul from Miami, Florida.

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My Comment: If it is attention that he wants .... he certainly got it with this boat/car.