Even the rich are sinking in Europe: the 198-foot (60.2-meter) superyacht Yogi sunk under a Force 8 storm in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. This video, just released today, shows the Hellenic Air Force rescuing the passengers in the middle of the gale.
Aluminum, wood, and glass. Lots of glass. A glass dome covering the main suite. A glass Persian carpet in the living room. Glass staircases similar to the Apple Store's. The Beluga feels like a floating loft designed by Jon Ive.
This is absolutely insane. Apparently, there are people so rich that, not happy with having their own megayacht, get themselves a huge support ship to carry giant speedboats, sailboats, helicopters, and even submarines. That's what the Sea Axe is.
The Ghost 180 reminds me of the war ships from the beginning of the 20th century. Paint it black, and Darth Vader would spend his holidays there, cruising from Málaga to the Adriatic. And splitting other yachts in two.
According to Alastair Callender, his 190-foot Soliloquy would be able to fully propel itself using a combination of solar power, wind, and hybrid marine power technology. And it looks like a metamorphic alien mothership to boot.
The international yacht show, which ran earlier this year, saw some crazy yachts on display. Best of the bunch had to be the Superyacht concept, by Focus 21 France. Yachts are generally pretty super in their standard yacht state, but the Superyacht can fly, and that makes it the daddy.
If you've got it, might as well flaunt it, so how about cruising around in this 485-foot extreme super yacht with transatlantic range at sustained speeds of 40 knots? This tri-hull concept has four engines totaling 33,000hp, pushing individual water jets that get it sprinting up to 50 knots. It's not the fastest yacht…