The phenomenon of really wealthy people buying super yachts is hardly new. But today, these vessels are bigger, more amenitized, and more expensive than ever before.
We're about to run through the most impressive of the bunch, many of which are worth more than international corporations.
Price: $450 million
Size: 473 ft
Accommodation Numbers: 54 crew
Owner: Andrey Melnichenko
Features: Variable-speed hybrid powerplant propulsion w/ 5-bladed controllable-pitch lineshaft twinscrew + storage space for small boats underneath
Purchased by one of the wealthiest men in the world, Russian business magnate Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, this is one of multiple ships he owns. Its port of registry is in Hamilton, Bermuda. The ship was built in Kiel by builder, Nobiskrug. Exteriors were designed by Mr. Philippe Starck.
After being delivered on February 3, 2017, it left Kiel two days later and is currently undergoing sea trials. The official handover to Melnichenko is set for spring 2017.
If you think this yacht is nice, check out the Russian's other purchase...