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May 5, 2016

One of the World’s Most Lavish Superyachts Up for Sale

The nearly 400ft, $300 million superyacht owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, has been put up for sale. And while 300 million dollars may seem like a hefty price tag, it really isn’t, considering this is one of the 25 largest yachts in the world, and that is the same price Melnichenko paid for it when he had it custom built.

The truly amazing megayacht was designed by Philippe Starck who, according to the UK Daily Mail, was told by Melnichenko he wanted something that looked like a high-tech military-style submarine. The luxury yacht, simply called “Motor Yacht A,” is being sold by Melnichenko solely because he has no use for it, having recently shelled out $450 million to upgrade to the even larger, and more extravagant “Sailing Yacht A.”

Details of Melnichenko’s Super Yacht

While the superyacht sports a somewhat intimidating military-look, there is no lack of luxuries. She has three swimming pools, including one with a glass floor, magnificent cabins, including an enormous master cabin with wrap-around glass that is said to be bomb-proof, and a cargo bay that can hold two custom-built tenders, and a variety of water toys.

“Yacht A” was built by Blohm and Voss in 2008. Besides the incredible master suite, there are six additional guest suites, allowing her to accommodate 14 guests, along with accommodations for a crew of almost 40. She also boasts a helipad, and is said to have a secret “sex room” hidden behind mirrored panels. She also has an on-board disco, walls made of stingray skins, and crocodile skin furniture.

Melnichenko Super Yacht in Port

She is powered by twin 6035 hp MAN diesel engines, and is capable of reaching up to 23 knots with a range of 4250 nautical miles.

Melnichenko, who made his massive fortune in coal and real estate, lives a glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle with his wife, Aleksandra, a former model and pop star from Serbia. Dwarfing other motor yachts she encounters, superyacht “A” has been seen in trendy hot spots all over the globe, such as Honolulu, Malibu, Monaco, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Thailand.

Melnichenko's Yacht "A"

Melnichenko’s Yacht “A” Dwarfs Others

Other Unique Luxury Motor Yachts

Motor Yacht A will have to find a very unique buyer, who can appreciate its unique look and design as much as former owner Melnichenko. If you are interested in something a bit more conventional, we do have some of the most popular motor yachts in the 70-140ft range available in our new and pre-owned inventory.



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