Wind and yachting capabilities might be all that yachtsmen need when they take to the sea, but for some, when they push the ignition, their indulgences go beyond the conventional motor and sail. Yachts are a hallmark of luxury, and there are more than a few that could leave you in awe and wonder (The ‘Azzam’, built exclusively for the royal family of Dubai by the German Lurssen Yachts, is a staggering 180-mt engineering marvel that’s all about sheer indulgence). Of late though yacht designers have been upping the ante by equipping models with extravagant features. We found some unique ones.
Adastra’s iPad App by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs
It was in 2015 that an iPad app, which could control the TV and lighting throughout the home, was launched. The purpose was clear: Convenience. Adastra, a 42-metre luxury yacht that can be controlled through an iPad designed by England-based John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. Expect to shell out over USD 15 million if you like your iPad to go with this yacht.
The Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht by Motion Code: Blue
The Migaloo Private Yacht by Motion Code: Blue is a one-of-a-kind submersible yacht. Much like something that looks straight out of a James Bond movie, this yacht-sub can dive 500 ft into the water. It has six decks, a 7-metre pool, helipad, gym and private suites. Even better: It’s customisable.
Streets of Monaco, concept yacht by Yacht Island Design
What do you do when you want a nautical detour but still need to keep up with city life? Take the city with you! The Streets of Monaco yacht concept by Yacht Island Design boasts of a grand prix circuit replica of the casino city, along with landmarks and interiors of Monaco’s luxury hotels.
Floating homes by ORSOS Islands
Want the comfort of your home on a yacht? The Austrian ORSOS Islands literally brings your home onto a boat – it has a verandah, pool, home theatre system and even a balcony. This 930 sq. metre vessel-turned-luxe hotel is all about the best tropical experience aboard a yacht.
Strand Craft 122 by Strand Craft
Strand Craft thought it’d be interesting to throw in a complimentary car with every purchase of their super yacht. This 37-metre Rolls Royce-powered super yacht treats you with a custom-made supercar powered by 880 hp twin turbo V12 engine with a top speed of 233 mph. Only six of these super yachts were ever built.
M/Y Eclipse by Blohm+Voss
The world’s second largest yacht, The Eclipse, features a missile defense system. Owned by Roman Abramovich, also the owner of Chelsea F.C, this US$800 million vessel stretches over 160 metres in length, and has everything a billionaire needs. The Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall. It is also equipped with three launch boats and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 metres.
Limousine Tender 33 by Nouvoyage
This amphibious royal chariot is a first of its kind luxury yacht that can travel on land. Nuovoyage has used state-of-the-art technologies culled from commercial, military, and racing industries to make the amphibious limo a feasible mode of transportation.
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