The Philippe Starck megayacht “A” is one vessel that is sure to hold the title of the most luxurious yacht ever. Just have a look at the in depth video tour below of the megayacht taken by Andrey Melnichenko from the WSJ.
The video features the interior of this luxurious 394-ft vessel from it’s state of the art finger print scanner for the master suite to the luxurious hotel style dining room. From the opening scenes of the video itself one readies to experience grandeur and opulence like never before. The mirror-heavy “glass menagerie” bar are just one of the many luxe features of this yacht.
Money was definitely no concern when it came to the interiors of this yacht. The custom banister leading to the master bedroom cost $60,000! The boat room which houses the many water toys and tenders, is able to converts into a disco. The guest rooms are styled with white sting ray hides. Designer Starck, known for his “risqué” design choices has fitted the yacht with a secret nookie room as well. Of course, the usual trimmings, like helipads and boat rooms are not left out in this megayacht. This megayacht by Privé’s standard is the ultimate in luxury living and design.
This $400 million super-yacht was built for a Russian oligarch, Andrey Melnichenko, 37, who is worth $9.2 billion and was ranked 172 on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people.There is a large master suite as well as six luxury cabins for up to 14 guests and enough room for 42 crew members.
The 394-ft long superyacht has a glass roof which is situated directly under the swimming pool. The ships main stairwell is lined with scalloped silver leaf. Other details of the interior have been kept strictly secret by its German boat builders Blohm and Voss. But it is rumoured to have a helicopter hangar, as well as two 30ft speed boats kept in hatches on both sides of the hull.
Yacht “A” – named after his model wife Aleksandra – is registered in Bermuda, weighs 5,900 tons and can travel at speeds of up to 27 miles per hour.
The futuristic yacht docked in Kristiansand, Norway, last week where three paintings by the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet were loaded on board, amid an impressive security operation. Mr Melnichenko was a founder of worldwide MDM Bank and went on to become its president from 1997 to 2001.