This $300 million yacht belongs to Andrey Melnichenko and it is completely out of this world. Designed by Philippe Starck, it is a massive 394-foot long (119 m) and has a gorgeous interior with a glass fronted swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a bridge deck at the spa and wellness area and a heliport. Many of the rooms have revolving beds and freestanding mirrors and the boat can sleep 14 guests with space for an additional 37 crew and 5 staff members.
“Venus”, the yacht in question, was started in 2009 as a project by Steve Jobs himself and is a luxury craft designed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Dutch company, Feadship. Steve’s widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, and their 3 children were at the launch of this magnificent vessel in the Netherlands, which has 27 inch iMacs in the wheelhouse to help run the controls.
“Amazing footage of Volvo Ocean Race competitor Team Telefónica being slammed by two monster waves as they blast through the Southern Ocean in over 40 knots of wind…”
Meet the Wally 118 Wallypower yacht. This technical wonder with a composite hull and black glass panels provides a unique combination of a luxurious interior and shapes of a special tactics vessel. The most expensive version of 118 Wallypower is propelled by three gas turbines with the total power output of 16,800 horsepower and its price is $33 million dollars.
This amazing Yacht designed by Yacht Island Design is named the Tropical Island Paradise. It’s an "island" that is equipped with a small waterfall, tropical plants, and a swimming pool. The luxury yacht is 295 ft (90 m) long. The island on a yacht even has a helicopter landing pad, a dining area, a bar, a spa, and VIP suites. It can travel at a speed of 15 knots.
Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has a new super yacht named Sirius. It was built in 2009, and before it was bought for the Russian President, rented for $350,000/week, and cost $40,000,000. The yacht has an alfresco dining area for 14 with a bar and a BBQ, a sheltered lounging area, a gym, sun bathing areas, and a deck Jacuzzi for 6. Some of the specifications of the Sirius include a master bedroom with a iPod station, WI FI Internet connection, satellite television with video and music on demand, a Play Station, Shower, 42 inch television with Dolby surround sound, bathtub, king size dresser, and office space with a computer. The yacht has a cruise speed of 14 knots with a maximum speed of 17 knots, has 6 cabins, and room for 12 chartered guests.
Art of Kinetik studio produces bespoke luxury wooden yachts. Its latest creation is Hedonist yacht, which combines levels of refinement and comfort with daring looks and matchless performance. This 63 foot yacht has a solid mahogany hull and it delivers an unusually smooth ride even at the top speed of 40 knots. No screws are visible at any point and nor is any plastic. It seems that Art of Kinetik has a great team of engineers, designers, naval architects and craftsmen.