This is the first look inside the a Russian oligarch’s brand new £360million super yacht that was delivered to him in Monaco yesterday.
Billionaire Andrey Melnichenko’s ‘Sailing Yacht A’, which has masts taller than London’s Big Ben, was moored next to his older £240million boat, Motor Yacht A, when photographers sneaked a snap of the interior through an open door.
A chair in the shape of a giant head could be seen near what appeared to be a bar and dining area. Another picture showed where the sizeable life rafts were kept in a compartment under a huge hot tub.
The exact interior specifications of the vessel have been kept secret by the designers and new owner.
Andrey Melnichenko’s ‘Sailing Yacht A’ was moored side by side with his older £240million boat ‘Motor Yacht A’ when photographers sneaked a snap of the interior through an open door
Sailing Yacht A has been handed over to its new owner b having completed her final sea trials in the Navantia shipyard in Cartagena, and in Gibraltar this week
Another picture showed where the sizeable life rafts were kept in a compartment under a huge hot tub. The exact interior specifications of the vessel have been kept secret by the designers and new owner
Stunning pictures showed the vessels emitting a bright blue neon glow in the Mediterranean waters on Thursday night.
It was spotted in the 430-acre principality of Monaco, the glitzy and glamorous seaside principality on the French Riviera.
Sailing Yacht A was handed over to its new owner having completed her final sea trials in the Navantia shipyard in Cartagena, and in Gibraltar this week.
The Belarus-born Mr Melnichenko lives a glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle with his wife, Aleksandra (pictured together left), a former model and pop star from Serbia. The mega-yacht was lit up the Monaco coastline with a neon glow
The staggering yacht is a 468ft-long vessel, which has three 300ft masts. The superyacht boasts eight floors – with a helicopter pad on one of the decks – and an underwater observation room.
It is powered by a ‘hybrid diesel-electric package with controllable pitch propellers,’ and is designed to accommodate 20 guests and a crew of 54.
Project Director Dirk Kloosterman called the yacht the ‘most challenging assignment’ of his career.
He added that he was confident Sailing Yacht A will be ‘the world’s greatest yacht in terms of design and technology for the years ahead.’
Mr Melnichenko, a 45-year-old Russian industrialist worth around £11billion, deals in fertiliser and coal. He is the main shareholder of EuroChem, one of the leading fertiliser producers in the world.
Motor Yacht A costs £240 million and was designed to look like a surfacing submarine. Both were initially created by eccentric French designer Philippe Starck
The vessel boasts an opulent lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood and leather furniture, and a spacious owner’s cabin that is larger than most apartments in London or New York and is said to have bomb-proof glass and a rotating bed.
Three spa pools with current-generating technology are spread throughout the yacht, and one has a glass floor that passengers can look into from the lower deck.