There is fierce competition among billionaires about who can commission the most glamorous luxury yacht that is dripping with luxuries and decked out with decadence.
No respectable business mogul wouldn’t dream of owning a luxury yacht that didn’t have the latest in cutting-edge navigational equipment, relaxing spa, fully-equipped gym, swimming pools and movie equipment that would rival a commercial cinema chain.
Sailing into the new decade in style, we take a look at some of the most opulent megayachts currently sailing the seven seas and providing their mega-rich owners with the most amazing floating residences in the world.
Lurssen’s Flying Fox
Do you have a spare €3.5 million in your pocket? If you do, you can charter this amazing luxury yacht for a week. At 136 metres, the Flying Fox was the biggest yacht to be delivered in 2019.
What’s onboard? Well, let’s start with one of the most state-of-the-art spas in the world to be found on a ship! The 400 square-metre spa includes the first cryosauna ever to be installed on a luxury yacht.
After your luxury spa treatment, you can take a dip in the 12-metre swimming pool, or get fully immersive in an action film in the onboard cinema that is fitted out with D-Box seating, which moves to mimic the action on the screen.
Fancy a full belly? Well, the Flying Fox is the place to be with its spectacular outdoor dining area that comes with a chef who can spit-roast a whole suckling pig for the ultimate in fresh, lip-smacking food.
Flying Fox is available to charter from Imperial Yachts www.imperial-yachts.com
Feadship’s Lady S
Lady S was built for entertainment! The luxury yacht was the first-ever boat to feature an IMAX cinema, so movie lovers will be in seventh heaven onboard this lady!
You can charter Lady S for around €1.5 million a week, but it would be money well spent for those who love the water. This stylish lady comes with a large pool and a multi-sport outdoor area. Her slick looks are thanks to a design team that includes Michael Leach Design and Reymond Langton Design.
What else is on board? OK – deep breath… this well-equipped lady includes BBQ, balcony, beach club, cinema, helipad, underwater lights, elevator/lift, massage room, swimming pool, Turkish bath, golf tee box, outdoor bar, owner study, tender garage, air conditioning, deck jacuzzi, gym/exercise equipment, stabilisers underway, stabilizers at anchor, wifi connection on board, firepit, dance floor, foredeck seating & table, outdoor cinema, outdoor shower and pizza oven… Phew!
This huge 111-metre luxury yacht’s interior was styled by UK studio Winch Design. The ship features glamorous sweeping staircases that flank either side of the interior from the upper to lower saloon. These are truly palatial staircases that until now have only been seen in grand palaces.
The polished mahogany handrails and 23.8kt gold flourishes look like they are part of a lavish movie set and the overall feel of the interior is very romantic and opulent.
Oceanco’s The Black Pearl
While not strictly what you would expect when you think of a megayacht, this is a behemoth sailing yacht that sports three distinctive masts. Despite being a sailing yacht, at 106.7 metres, she is still one of the largest luxury yachts currently sailing the seas, plus she was built to be extremely eco-friendly!
This sleek ship has a beach club that doubles as a cinema, which is a versatile use of the space on board. She includes an on-deck Jacuzzi, convertible cinema, full-beam beach club, and a tender garage. The overall yacht design was done by Ken Freivokh, Gerard Villate, Nigel Gee, and Nuvolari Lenard.
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