So you might think you know everything about yachts. But how much do you know about the amazing ‘super yachts’ that are in existence around the world? Here are three that certainly have the wow factor. They may be slightly out of your budget for your yacht charter – but you never know…
- Have you ever heard of an amphibious speed yacht? The Iguana 29 Amphibious yacht is actually in existence and can go from the water to driving on land with complete ease. Can you imagine sailing Vancouver on one of these yachts? You might be surprised to know that it doesn’t use wheels to drive but with a pair of retractable treads. These transfer the speed yacht from the water to a hard surface.
- One of the most expensive yachts in the world is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The Eclipse is also one of the longest yachts that you’ll find – it’s 164 meters long! With 24 guestrooms and a disco, it will certainly have room to accommodate lots of guests. Not to mention two swimming pools and several hot tubs too. Guests can also arrive in style if they choose to arrive on one of the yacht’s two helicopter pads.
- One of the most modern and striking yachts in existence has to be the floating home designed by X-Architects. It’s a 20 by 6.7 meter yacht that has an upper deck with a living room, kitchen and dining area. On the deck below you’ll also find the bedrooms and bathroom plus a specially created cabin for steering. And if you’re looking to make the most of the sunshine, you can choose to take the spiral staircase up to a terrace that makes a fantastic location for sunbathing. Beautifully designed to be chic and contemporary, it’s certainly taking houseboat living to a new level.