With the several brand of yachts thronging the markets, the demand for these yachts have been increasingly high over the few years. The race of the ownership of the mega yachts is on among some of the greatest billionaires of the world.
Russian business magnet, Roman Abramovich, tops the list as he owns the world’s largest yacht , Eclips that he purchased in 2010, that has a length of 536 foot and cost $ 1 billion. This unique yacht has two helipads, disco, cinema, hair salon and a restaurant.
The next most striking yacht is possessed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates. Its cost goes up to $600 million and has a length of 590 feet. It is said to have 50 private suites and had taken four years for German builders to construct it. You probably won’t see it up for charter on yachting in Scotland website any time soon!
Topaz, which is 147 meter in length and cost about $527 million comprises of a helicopter landing pad, Jacuzzi, fitness center and much more. It has been owned by Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Apart from these three luxury yachts there are some other magnificent ones like A, worth $390 million owned by Andrey Melnichenko. This has a striking feature of a bed that rotates at the touch of the button allowing a perfect view of sunrise and sunset. Serene worth $330 million, Radiant worth $320 million, Pelorus and Al Said both worth $300 million are some other mega yachts with striking amenities. These yachts with their grandeur and luxuries resemble small cities on water and a treat to watch.
In the contest to be the most exuberant mega yacht on high seas, it takes a huge to actually impress. While waterslides, movie theatres and helipads are very commonplace inclusions to the yachts of super wealthy, an Italian yacht is making waves for being the very first to have a floating drive-in garage.
J’ade features a hydraulic operated hatch that can keep an 8 metre boat without applying any tender lift to hoist it out of the water. The internal basin that holds 18000 litres of water as well as empties in only 3 minutes, allowing the boat (a 27 ft Riva Iseo) to enter the boat without any crane.
When the yacht is not there in the store, the basin could also be employed as an indoor ocean pool, which is accessible from lower deck terrace.
Finished previous year, the sixty metre speed boat was the center of attraction at the Monaco Yacht Show previous week, where it was a finalist for Best Interior honor, just to miss out on the award to brand new Perini Navi motor boat named Grace E. J’ade debuted at annual yacht show previous year, and it also won the World Yacht Trophy at International Boat Show 2013.
The privately owned vessel was made by the Studio Zuccon International Project, and it is decorated to feel at one with the sea. The 196 foot yacht could comfortably hold ten guests in 4 cabins as well as the owner suite, and thirteen crew members. Apart from impressive garage, the vessel also features a hammam room, aquarium and gymnasium.
The prestigious Southampton PSP Boat Show has reportedly received a makeover. The show would be hosting a wide spread of latest features as well as new yachts & gear launches.
Among the series latest yachts that would be debuting at the famous show are Oceanis 35 from Beneteau, Allures 39.9, Easy 9.7 from Bavaria, 55 Mkll from Discovery, Dufour’s 310, Sirius 40DS, Hanse 445, GT35, Sunbeam’s 42.1 & Varianta 37.
The spectators would be greeted by a huge lot of ways to stay afloat. These include Challenge 72, Try-a-Boat vessels & free of cost dinghy sailing arrangement for kids from 8 to 16 years.
Among the latest features introduced, there is the live musical tribute performances that would be hosted by Guinness Bar every afternoon throughout the festival & a 100-ft high huge wheel. 2014 Southampton PSP BoatShow Eye would cost around 3 pounds for a thirteen-minute ride where the riders would be able to relish the spectacular vista of the famous show.
According to sources, the Southampton Show would be promiting & supporting Bart’s Bash at the fest. The program is slated for the final day of the event which is 21st of September, 2014. Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, the renowned charity organization founded with the mission to changes lives of youth through sailing, plays an important role in event as the shows official charity. The charity foundation would have its stand at Holiday Inn.
Bart’s Bash is aimed to set Guinness Record as the biggest sailing championship across the globe, Freddie, the 4 year old eldest son of Bart Simpson, was the thousandth sailor- participant to register at the race. He would be sailing along Uncle Iain in Star keelboat at Portland. It’s the same range of boat with same skipper & seat that has brought immense success to his father. More than five hundred sailing clubs are said to have registered for this event.
A forty six foot long French yacht was pulled along to safety by the Cowes lifeboat last Sunday after it told via radio that it had engine problems. The man and the woman on board the yacht called Patou, had projected to sail from the East Cowes to Yarmouth but after that, off Gurnard, it altered their plan because of all the strong wind from the west. When they tried to motor back to the Cowes Harbour, it was disclosed that they could not begin their engine.
The lifeboat that launched at 17:55, pulled along the yacht to Trinity Landing. The pair expected to sail to the home port of the boat, St. Malo, once a repair job had been executed.
Meanwhile, Border police clutched a stolen Bulgarian boat from Cape Shabla on the way to Romania. They also detained sixty immigrants who were aboard it from Iraq or Syria. The boat is actually made for 6 people, and it is still a mystery that the boat stayed afloat with sixty passengers and it did not sink.
The yacht in question is a Bulgarian luxury boat that got stolen three days ago in Istanbul, Turkey. The boat was linked to human trafficking. Two Turkish families have hired the yacht as a charter for the tourist firm named Evergreen. The refugees were loaded to Romania, because the yacht was already announced for search in Bulgaria.
Prestige is a name which boating aficionados are quite familiar with. But Prestige is a French company who are completely new to the world of yachting, and there are many established names here already, such as the likes of Azimut, Princess, Ferretti, Monte Carlo Yachts and Sunseeker. So Prestige will have to create something really spectacular in order to create a niche for itself in the world of yachting.
So, Prestige has unveiled their latest Prestige 750, which comes loaded with many promises. The hardest challenge that this yacht will have to take on is to dissuade buyers from going to the big names which are already there, but go for a completely new name, which is fresh no doubt, but is a totally unknown entity. And Prestige have come up with a master plan to take on these big daddies of yachting by incorporating a very simple addition onto the 750- a master cabin on the main deck itself. This master cabin is packed to the rafters with features, and the packaging is done so beautifully, that it is sure to win hearts over. The design of the master cabin is that if a luxury yacht bedroom, not something which one would expect on a 75 foot long yacht. It is a simple flybridge yacht which has one of the most luxurious master cabins that a yacht can have.
And the best part about this yacht is that, Prestige has made it a point to display this masterpiece at all major show, so if you are interested, you can visit one near you, and see for yourself, the luxuries that this yacht has to offer. There is a midships cabin below the decks as well, and it is quite a looker as well, from the point of view of comfort and efficiency both.