Luxury Yacht Arrives In Mykonos
On October 7th, near Mykonos’ most popular beach, Psarrou, Greece, possibly the most expensive yacht in the world has set anchor. The yacht is owned by Andrey Melnichenko and is the most expensive yacht that has ever been built. It has been named “A” and is 394 feet long.
The shape of the yacht is similar to that of a submarine and is made up of many complex pieces that were uniquely designed. Philippe Starck, a French designer, designed the vessel. It cost a total of around 300 million dollars and was completed in 2008. Many of the companies involved in the construction of the yacht declared bankruptcy because the yacht’s unique style caused them to lose profits.
Andrey Melnichenko is known as a very secretive man in Russia and this includes his yacht too. The crew has even signed confidentiality agreements. They are also rarely informed about what places they are going to visit because Melnichenko and his wife decide on their destination spontaneously.
The yacht is ranked in third place among the fastest yachts of its size moving at speeds of 24 knots and pushed by the power of 24,000 horses.
The yacht’s crew wears a specially designed uniform and is made up of chefs, waterski and jet-ski teachers, security personnel, cleaners, cycling teachers, boatswains and engineers. The annual maintenance costs run about 20 million dollars and filling up the tank costs Melnichenko around half a million dollars.
What are your thoughts on a mega yacht like this visiting our Palmetto Marina? Would you stop by Riviera Dunes Marina to see this in person? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about this little beauty! And be sure to stop by Riviera Dunes Marina to check out your potential yacht neighbors before you rent a slip.