Yachts


Million dollar yachts are beautiful things to see, floating on a crystal clear, blue sea. Indeed they are pure poetry.

Enjoy nights of cool breezes and blankets of velvety blue skies that are studded with brilliant stars that diamonds envy as they will never sparkle as beautiful as thee.

This section is all about the exclusive yacht clubs you can join and the best yacht builders in the world that will build you million dollar yachts that will allow you to be a part of this wonderful high life on the seas.

Indeed it is pure poetry…

    

             Riviera 60 Flybridge Convertible                                            Maritimo 60′

 

          

Here comes Wally!

Have you seen anything like this gorgeous beast before? There was only one ever made and it floats in the Mediterranean. This is the 118 WallyPower .

The interior has an open plan design which is free and easy like a summer breeze. The floors are made of teak. Inside your guests have 360 degree views while they lounge or dine at the table which seats eight. The master bedroom has a king size bed with a 20” screen. The finish of the paint is metallic dark green and changes colour depending on its surrounding just like a chameleon.

It is 36 metres (118 feet) long has a top speed of nearly 115 km’s (70 mph) and uses a 16,800 gas-turbine horsepower. There is room for eight people and four crew which the company estimates you should put aside US$400,000 to pay for them alone. The company that makes the yacht is based in Monaco called Wally Yachts which was named after a cartoon character called Wally Gator. The price tag? AUS$30.55 million, US$24 million, EUR18.56 million.

Which is the world’s largest most luxurious yacht and who owns it I hear you ask? Well that would be the yacht pictured above. Her name is Platinum (but that may change) and she is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. The size is estimated to be 525 ft (160m). The team behind this beauty is both Lurssen and Blohm & Voss. On deck you will find a heli-pad on the bow and on the upper aft-deck, with dedicated observation rooms for each.

There is a minimum of two master staterooms with an additional five or more VIP suites. The numbers of guest staterooms are undisclosed at this time and may never been known as this yacht has been made under total secrecy. The bridge deck includes the captain’s quarters, along with a dedicated lounge and office, all within steps of the exterior port/starboard observation stanchions.

Platinum will likely feature an enormous foyer and atrium, connecting each deck with illumination via a skylight above. There is an abundant area of exterior seating on every level.

The yacht is projected to be powered by four diesel engines, each packing in excess of 9000 horsepower. (YachtForums.com)

The price tag: In excess of US$300 million.

Exclusive Australian Yacht Clubs

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

This is Australia’s most exclusive yacht club which was established in 1862. It is a private club.

 

Royal Brighton Yacht Club

This club was started from a chance encounter by two boat owners on the beach in 1875. The royal warrant was bestowed upon it in 1924 by His Majesty King George V.

Since then the club has prospered enormously by opening their doors to the whole community. Their main aim is to promote and encourage the sport of yachting in general and yacht racing in particular.

 

Sandringham Yacht Club

Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) is the Premier Yacht Club in Victoria and has been in operation for more than one hundred years. They are in a beautiful location with excellent boating facilities.

The SYC Clubhouse features a renowned restaurant, member’s bar, member’s lounge, conference and function facilities offering an array of food, beverage and related function services.

Throughout the year they have many activities for their members and they host numerous regattas at State, National and International level as well as an array of industry events including their annual boat show.

It is a wonderful club and the perfect place to make new friends and get out in the sun, wind or rain and enjoy life.

 

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Home to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race the CYCA is a prestigious club that has an excellent international reputation.

It was started in 1944 and today has a brand new floating marina and world-class yacht club that offers five-star function rooms, Bistro and fine dining restaurant and all the support services a boat owner needs. Membership is open to the public.


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Maritimo

The man who started Maritimo is boating industry legend Bill Barry-Cotter who started making boats as a hobby forty years ago and is now widely recognised as Australia’s “home grown genius” of big boat design and construction.

Australia has a coastline measuring almost 60,000km in length, and faces the might of the Indian, Southern and Pacific oceans’. With these elements against you, you can’t afford to compromise on engineering, performance or quality.

So the company builds high quality long-range luxury cruisers and million dollar yachts that are the utmost in luxury, style, comfort and speed.

 

Oceanfast

This company is the premiere builder of luxurious million dollar yachts in Australia. They have amazing attention to detail with lavish appointments and such splendour that is unparalleled.

Excellence is their aim and they achieve it every single time. Aussies Rules is the largest yacht built by Oceanfast at 228ft long. It is Australia’s largest sailing yachts and the worlds 9th largest yacht built. The previous owner of this beauty and gorgeous boat was Greg Norman.

It is now in the hands of Wayne Huizenga of Blockbuster Entertainment and owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL team and the Florida Panthers NFL team who has (sadly) renamed it Floridian. Oceanfast have eight yachts listed in the Top 10 of Australia’s Largest Yachts list.

 

Riviera

Riviera is Australia’s largest and most awarded builder of quality Flybridge Convertibles, Sport Cruisers and Sport Yachts.

In their first year they built a small quantity of boats in a small factory in Sydney. Today they build around 350 luxury cruisers in the largest boat building facility in the southern hemisphere.

They mainly concentrate on making boats that are 41 feet and above. Their beautiful large sailing yachts are available worldwide as their dealership network spans more than 30 countries.

 


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