Friday, January 14, 2011

Mega yacht A - 5 Stunning Videos

The yacht itself was completed in 2008 by German shipyard Blohm and Voss, the same company that launched the Bismarck warship in 1939 and cost £200m and took nearly five years to build.

She is propelled by twin 9,000 kW MAN diesel engines and with a cruising speed of 19.5 knots and a range of approximately 6,500 nautical miles, ‘A’ has the capability to cross the Atlantic in less than seven days.

Riveting in design and certainly not light on performance, the yacht also delivers when it comes to luxury.
A billionaire's boat

‘A’ was custom built for Russian self-made billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Aleksandra, who inspired the yacht’s name, and assuring his powerful client’s comfort must have been high on Starck’s to do list.

It boasts three pools, one of which has built-in counter-current jets, a helipad on the foredeck, a gym and a wealth of bright and airy living space.

The aluminium and glass superstructure contains what Starck describes as a ‘loft apartment’, a master cabin running almost 25 m in length with a wide balcony at the rear.

Read more at Suite101: Phillipe Starck's Superyacht 'A'

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