Getaway Vessels: What comes to mind when one decides to buy a superyacht? Is it to go on boundless cruises through the Mediterranean whilst enjoying to your heart’s content? Or is it so one can have a place to self-isolate in the event of a pandemic? The latter may have been a far-fetched idea only a few months ago, however, fast forward to today and it’s very much a reality.
Whilst there was controversy towards individuals who took to social media to show off their self-isolation at sea lifestyle, many of us may have done the same if we had a superyacht sitting down by the local marina.
After all, the option of spending lockdown on a mansion at sea during these strange times is nothing short of appealing. Avoiding the craziness this pandemic has unleashed, along with close friends and family doesn’t sound too bad!
The coronavirus has affected a lot of things including the superyacht industry. What’s more, there’s currently a general feeling of uncertainty, and although some billionaires would have loved to be on the sea away from the hustle and bustle, many didn’t move quickly enough. However, those that were able to get to their yachts in time before the travel restrictions were sent out are currently living it up in ‘perfect isolation’ on their yachts… in their getaway vessels.
That’s why today we’re exploring some of the world’s most luxurious superyachts to find out where the rich and famous are living their lives during lockdown and whether you could be doing the same. After all, what harm does a little dreaming do? So, let’s dive in!
Initially owned by the legendary Paul Allen, the Octopus is 126m of unparalleled paradise at sea. It’s equipped with its own recording studio, a spacious cinema, and a helicopter garage. The Octopus can accommodate up to 26 guests and 63 crew members. What’s more, if you’re longing to explore the deep, your very own submersible is available on board.
For a little fraction of your billionaire net worth (around $240 million), the Luminosity can be yours. Built to accommodate 27 guests, the Luminosity is equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a modern-day superyacht.
A 150m owner stateroom, a massage room, gym, and a swimming pool are just some of the many lavish amenities on board. Plus, it’s powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system with a range of up to 8000 nautical miles.
The Lady Moura was completed and delivered to its first owner in 1990. Since then, the superyacht has mostly been kept away from public attention. However, it’s now back on the market and looking better than ever.
The aesthetics of the Lady Moura closely resembles that of a traditional mansion. With everything you could ever need onboard, including 2 ICU units with enough tech to make a doctor giddy with excitement, it’s a world of wonder. What’s more, the Lady Moura has undergone some renovations to ensure it’s up to scratch with the modern sensibilities of today’s wealthiest.