The Fantasy yacht project.Nothing in build ..
A yacht with these dimensions doesn’t come cheap, with Double Century, designed by the renowned Christopher Seymour, costing a cool $770million.
But this money will buy the new owner sophisticated luxury beyond compare.
The boat will be marketed through yacht-brokers 4yacht, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Craig Timm, from 4yacht, said: ‘4Yacht is honored that Christopher Seymour has chosen us to exclusively market and help bring Double Century to build.
‘Christopher is known for his innovative designs over many different size categories. Double Century brings his exceptional skills to the superyacht market and is sure to push the envelope into the next tier of sophisticated luxury.’
Mr Seymour believes his boat will herald a new era of ‘gigayachts’.
He said: ‘Double Century was created to be the next step in the evolution of gigayachts.
I want the concept to be something magnificent, respected and admired for what the vessel is, not because of who owns, built or designed her, but for her own merits.’
Abramovich’s yacht was completed in December 2010 and is the world’s third largest superyacht.
It requires 70 crew members to operate and features two helicopter pads, three launch boats and a mini-submarine.
When built, it took the title of world’s biggest private yacht from the Dubai.
This had taken the crown from the 452-foot Rising Sun, owned at the time by American businessman Larry Ellison, which in turn took over from the 413-foot Octopus, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
This has room for two helicopters and has a mini-submarine.
Guests will enjoy two pools, numerous Jacuzzis, a spa, a full-time masseuse, a hair stylist and numerous other amenities
Price app. $1.2 billion…Project Triple Deuce is expected to be finished and delivered by spring 2018.
Construction of Project Triple Deuce is slated to begin at a European shipyard, which has still yet to be decided, in the next 6-12 months, with a target delivery date of spring 2018. The yacht will be built under the 100 A1 Passenger Ship Classification and be fully PYC (Passenger Yacht Code) compliant.
Current large super yachts run about €3.5 million to €4 million per metre to build at the best European shipyards. This means Project Triple Deuce will cost €777 million to €888 million, or at the current USD exchange rate, US$1.1 billion to US$1.2 billion.
Triple Deuce is a private yacht, and is designed to carry only 36 guests in opulent luxury with a crew complement of 90-100.
In addition to being the longest private yacht in the world at 222 meters (728.4’), the yacht will have a beam of 24.9 meters (81.69’), and a draft of 4.8 meters (15.78’).
This yacht will be no slouch in the speed department either, as its top speed will be in excess of 30 knots (35 MPH). To get to that speed, she will be powered by triple gas turbine engines making over 100,000 horsepower. The yacht also has no rudders, as electric podded propulsion units (think The Queen Mary 2) will handle manoeuvring.