Yachting | 2021
Anyone who wanted to charter a really big yacht up to now had to stop at around 100 metres in length. A remedy for the most demanding UHNWI’s in the world is the 136-metre-long “Flying Fox”, built at Lürssen. Commissioned by a very experienced owner, who already owned several large yachts and does not want to be named in detail, the design of Espen Øino is currently considered the most expensive charter yacht in the world. One week on board costs 3.5 million Euros – taxes and additional expenses not included.
But which yacht offers a 400 square metre spa over two floors with its own reception, hammam, beauty salon and a hairdresser for daily styling? Where can each guest use a private cabin balcony? Which owner has ever had a kryo sauna installed on board, in which you can spend a maximum of three minutes at minus 110 degrees Celsius and which is normally only used by professional sportsmen for regeneration? Which yacht carries former Olympic athletes and former trainers of the British military as personal trainers?
Just to work out the perfect general plan, the owner’s broker, Evgeniy Kochman, is quoted as saying that over 50 customer meetings with an average duration of 14 hours were necessary. One of the most remarkable results of these meetings is the twelve-metre pool in the stern, which the owner had aligned at right angles to the direction of travel in order to save deck space and make better use of it.
The social life does not take place at the pool, but of course also in the salon on two levels with its fireplace and aquarium, in the cinema insulated by several tons of steel and above all in the outdoor kitchen aft on the bridge deck. Even a complete lamb can be grilled up here.