So I am by all means obsessed with boating and being on the water. I ran across these Super Yachts today and decided this would be a great blog. My family owns a 55 foot Carver, but after seeing these I think it is time for an upgrade! A really, really, really big upgrade. From all the exotic toys that the super rich indulge in buying, it seems safe to assume that the yachts will always remain a classic favorite. No wonder that the highly paid Chief Executives of different conglomerates, still prefer as one of their primary indulges. But the recent state of affairs on their front, has resulted in some of them hiring these toys for vacationers to use during their time-off. This list points out to 3 such yachts, which have recently gone on hire from the stable of well-heeled CEO’s.
Owner: Kjell Inge Rokke
Charter Price: $720,000 per week
Launched in 2001 for the CEO of Aker solutions ASA, Kjell Inge Rokke, the 230-foot long Reverie superyacht has now come on the market for hire, to those that may look for a time away in the seas. Spread over a multi-deck space, this superyacht is known to have the capacity to accommodate 24 guests and 28 crew members at any point of time. Amenities on board would include the stone-lined pizza parlor, hairdressing and beauty salon, conference room, gymnasium, apart from the bedrooms and the helipad which can also double up as a venue for the spa pool and open air bar. The guest rooms include a luxurious bedroom with their own dressing and bathroom attached. The master suite on the other hand gets its own deck space with connectivity to a private terrace. The interior designing has been done with rare varieties of materials like mahogany, walnut wood, with plenty of marble donning the walls and flooring. The credit for the aesthetics goes to famed English designer John Munford.
Owner: Mikhail Prokhorov
Charter Price: $325,000 per week
The Russian oligarch who owns this vessel was recently in the news, for announcing its candidature for the Russian Presidency, for the elections to be held next year. The man who is also the owner of New Jersey Nets, is the 3rd richest man in Russia and 32nd the world over, according to Forbes. Amongst his formidable assets, is the Solemar yacht, built by the Amels based in Netherlands. Having a 202-foot long body, this private yacht has been doused with luxury components and high end gadgetry including the 7 state rooms apart from the master suite, and which can accommodate 12 guests and 16 crew members. The advanced gadgetry include the satellite telephone and fax, wi-fi, internet apart from the state of the water sports equipment including Yamaha wave runners, water skis, snorkeling gear, windsurfers and 2 Nautica boats. Apart from these, there are the areas like gymnasium and Jacuzzi fitted swimming pool, while the entertainment system is always at guests’ disposal. They include the TV, iPod docking stations, DVD player, satellite television and stereo systems.
Owner: Sandy Weill
Sale Price: $69.5 million
When this yacht went on the market for sale, everyone was taken aback as none expected this yacht, also known as ‘Rolls Royce of yachts’, to go on sale. However, the reasons for sale haven’t been disclosed, but Mr. Weill apparently says, its to ‘downsize’ a bit, from his existing collection of toys. Measuring at 200-feet in length, this vessel caught everyone’s attention was the presence of an elevator, which is a rarity for anything with a size of less than 250-feet. Other than that, it includes other luxuries such as the large states rooms for 10 guests, 4th level sundeck with Jacuzzi swimming pool, large master suite with extensive woodwork and large mirrors with its own private deck space and terrace, and also an outdoor eating lounge among others. The credits for the external designing to De Voogt Naval Architects, while the interior designing to Janet Leroy.
I’ll Take Em’ ALL!