Luxury sailing yacht

Custom Built Super Yacht $450 million designed by Philippe Starck

The striking looks and soft curves of this motor sailing yacht are a work of art. The ultimate superyacht was custom built in Kiel, Germany, and designed by Philippe Starck at the cost of over $450 million. What makes this yacht so unique besides the innovative and futuristic design? For a start, the three masts are taller than the Statue of Liberty, at 91 meters each, and at 143 meters long, the superyacht is the eighth longest private yacht in the world. With a comfortable cruising speed of up to 16 knots and a top speed of 21 knots, the yacht glides swiftly and silently.

While little is known about the interior, there can be little doubt that it is a luxurious and spectacular affair, with no expense spared on creating a floating palace. One can expect to find bespoke furniture, state of the art electronics, and a military grade navigation system. There are sure to be the latest high-grade security systems, external cameras and even a weapons defence system!

Luxury sailing yacht

The external design is vaguely reminiscent of a submarine, with the only difference being the three massive sailing masts. The yacht glides through the water hardly creating a ripple, and the rather high top speed is impressive for a boat this size. Its ghostly pale grey colour creates a moving dark shadow as it sails swiftly across the waves. The top speed is attained by the wind from the three massive sails, combined with the powerful in-built engines.

The custom superyacht pushes the boundaries of design, technology, and creativity. The result is this impressive, futuristic and innovative sea craft like no other on the seven seas! The superyacht has a unique, aerodynamic appearance and offers something entirely different to all the superyachts in existence. The boat was commissioned by a Russian billionaire who wanted a yacht that would really stand out and make a strong statement. That it certainly has!

Lamborghini

Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé, 2018 from $421,350

The new Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé, 2018 has finally arrived. The iconic brand takes the classic S model to extreme heights never before experienced in a sports car. The exclusive and distinctive design of the Aventador is just the tip of the iceberg! The V12 engine is capable of an astonishing 740 HP, using the most sophisticated and cutting-edge technology. This thoroughbred engine has an industry beating acceleration performance that beats most other cars in its class.

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The Aventador S Coupé has a lot to live up to, with such a glorious history behind the brand. The new model breaks new boundaries, such as the extreme agility and superb handling of the four-wheel steering system, which makes for fantastic driving dynamics and vehicle control. The sharper design lines of the exterior are in keeping with previous models, yet subtle improvements and modifications have been affected to create an even more striking appearance.

The interior of the Aventador S Coupé reflects the Lamborghini core values. It is different, functional and with a space-age style. The interactive TFT LCD display has been redesigned from scratch, offering superior graphics. There is the option of enhancing the interior with an LED lighting system, creating a more mellow tone. Everything in the interior of the vehicle is ideally positioned for maximum driver’s convenience.

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The Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé is as close to sports driving perfection as one can get. The car offers an ultra-luxurious, high-performance rocket ride, with agile handling and accurate vehicle control. The interior design is innovative and the exterior sophisticated and sleek. The monster V12 engine delivers enough power so that the car can almost fly along the road! Driving the new Aventador is a life-changing experience. Heads will turn to admire her, as she is a unique and distinctive dream supercar.

Foretravel Realm

New 2019 Foretravel Realm – FS6 Luxury RV from $1.2 million

The 2019 Foretravel Realm FS6 is the king of recreational vehicles, with the highest level of luxury that can fit into a 45 foot RV. It retails at a starting price of just over $1.2 million, and the specs and high-class finishings more than justify the hefty price tag.

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The Foretravel Realm FS6 is designed to be a luxury home, away from home! The RV runs on a Cummins engine capable of 605 horsepower, which is more than enough to pull the best in its class, hitch weight of 20,000 lb. The Spartan Premier K4 chassis offers an excellent and smooth ride, with excellent handling and enhanced safety features.

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The RV is fitted with every imaginable luxury including two luxury bathrooms, a ‘luxury villa’ floor plan with his high-quality polished stone and bevelled wood package; the sky’s the limit! There are all the usual mod-cons, a sound system, flat-screen TVs, external security cameras with Bird’s Eye View, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with extra sleeping space in the living room area, the list is endless! Not to mention the 2800 watt inverters, electric floor heating, and two solar panels for efficient energy generation, this RV has it all!

Foretravel Realm

There are few luxury RVs that can compare favourably with the Foretravel Realm FS6. It is, undoubtedly one of the premier luxury motor-coaches on the market, with a price tag of  $1,230,390. It boasts some innovative features and a rather high standard of specifications, all designed to make the mobile home experience as authentic and comfortable as possible. The quality of all the materials used is of the very best, and the furniture is bespoke and beautifully designed to fit the RV perfectly. The Foretravel Realm FS6 2019 can compare favourably with any RV out there on the market, and is far superior in many aspects. Try out perfection on the road!

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Boeing 747-8I 2018 Private Jet starting from $403 million

The Boeing 747-8 is known as ‘the queen of the skies’, and it is not hard to realise why. The 747-8I 2018 is the latest engineering marvel created by Boeing, and it can be customised to the buyer’s request. The pre-customisation price starts at $403 million. With an interior area of 4,800 square feet, the super plane can be fitted with an office, boardroom, large bedroom, and a stately dining room. The materials used in the construction of the aircraft are of the highest quality, with no expense spared, to craft a stunning marvel of a jet.

Boeing Luxury

The Boeing 747 was first announced in 2005, since then 125 have been built and sold. Boeing Commercial Airplanes developed the wide-bodied jet airliner. The 747-8, is the third generation version, with considerable upgrades and improvements. It is the most extensive version ever, with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, brand new engines, and substantially improved efficiency. It is, in fact, the longest aeroplane in the world. The non-customised version of the 747-8 can carry over 500 passengers, and it has a range of 8,000 nautical miles. The engine technology and design modifications to the newer model create a more aerodynamic design which allows for a more extended range. Furthermore, the 747-8I is 30% quieter, 16% more fuel-efficient, and is the fastest commercial and private jet airliner in the world. The newly designed interior has a redesigned stairwell, with a lengthened upper floor area, and a more spacious main entrance. The windows are 8% larger than the previous 747s, and the plane is equipped with state of the art LED lighting system which can be regulated as desired to create mood lighting.

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There can be little doubt that the Boeing 747-8I is the most technologically advanced aeroplane, truly deserving of her nickname ‘Queen of the Skies’!

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Bel Air Super Villa: A peek inside $49.9 million worth of Luxury & Style

Bel Air is undoubtedly a haunt for the rich and famous. It attracts the wealthy and is an ultra-exclusive location. It is therefore fitting that this palace of a villa is situated in the heart of Bel Air. The price is a cool $49.9 million, and understandably, it comes fully loaded with every kind of luxury imaginable and a classy style.

The villa is located in the prestigious East Gate area of Bel Air and has been renovated several times since it was built in the 1920s. This latest renovation is the most ambitious of all, with a 20,000 square foot mansion built upon the 35,000 square foot compound. It was remodelled by renowned British designer Gavin Brodin and is finished to meticulous standards.

This architectural masterpiece has a contemporary Mediterranean style and offers complete privacy. There is a colonial style gate with a lush garden surrounding the building and protected from prying eyes. The internal design provides unlimited options for entertainment, with large open spaces and bright and airy rooms.

The beautiful vine-covered pool house is accessed via spiral staircases leading down to the lower level. The mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by massive classical columns, with a bright skylight up above. Also on this level, one can find a spa and fitness centre, basketball and racquetball courts, a bowling alley, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, and lavish living quarters for guests. The internal areas include eight bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms up on the first floor. The ground floor level has a huge kitchen, formal dining room, a couple of relaxing lounges, an office, a playroom for children and much more besides. There are twenty bathrooms in all! The modern decor is tempered with old world style, such as the wood panelled library and massive chandeliers. This Bel Air villa is indeed a dream come true and may be worth the price tag of almost $50 million!

Villa De Madre Estate

80-Acre Villa De Madre Estate, California: A Car Collector’s Paradise!

Few properties can compare with this palatial villa in the ultra-prestigious location in California. With a 63-Acre vineyard, devoted to Cabernet grapes, a large central 23,000 square-foot villa, a 1,900 square-foot cottage, with four-bedroom, and two large barns big enough to house over 100 cars! Located in the Suisun Valley, the villa was constructed in 2002 for Willis Johnson, the founder and CEO of auto auction giant Copart.

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The buildings are created to resemble classic 1950s American Main Street-style architecture and external finishes. The retro style is complete with vintage signs and incorporates a diner, a gas station and working garage workshop. There is even a soda fountain. The large barn garages were built to house Johnson’s bludgeoning classic car collection.

The main villa is reminiscent of grand European mansions. There are six bedrooms, which include a massive 2,000 square foot master bedroom. The living room ceiling reaches up to 24 feet, and the kitchen quarters include four freezers and three ovens, and an indoor pool. There is also a wine cave that stores up to 250 bottles in a controlled temperature.

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The luxurious decorations include handcrafted Venetian, hand-painted murals as well as the ceilings. The ornate marble fireplaces and a grand double-winding staircase add to the mystic and allure of the place. The extensive vineyards provide 150,000 bottles of Cabernet wine, rich on the palate, every year. The entrance driveway is lined with olive trees which produce an annual 80 gallons of the most delicate olive oil.

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The asking price of $12.9 million represents exceptional value for its size, exclusivity and location, not to mention the 100 car storage space! The unique decorations make this lovely property even more attractive and valuable.

Mercedes Maybach Super Luxury

Mercedes Maybach Super Luxury SUV Challenges Rolls-Royce Cullinan for The Ultimate Crown

Mercedes has done it again, by coming up with the ultimate luxury SUV. The super posh Vision Maybach is all set to challenge and supersede the level of luxury of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. A first glimpse of the Vision Maybach at the Beijing Motor Show has impressed and turned heads! This limo off-roader is the epitome of luxury driving in hostile surroundings and across all terrain.

Astonishing Levels of Luxury

The bespoke freshness of the Vision Maybach envelopes the rear passengers in unprecedented levels of luxury and comfort. The passengers are surrounded with relaxing waves of blue light and a bone china tea set. The luxurious SUV segment has already seen Bentley and Lamborghini launch their 4x4s, and Rolls-Royce and Ferrari are set to follow. The German automaker aims to blend exquisite limousine comfort with the adventurous ride of a 4×4 off-roader.

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Under the Bonnet

The smooth body lines of the Vision Maybach hides a monster 740 bhp, fully electric powerhouse that can propel the Vision to a top speed of 155 mph, and driven conservative, the SUV can reach a range of 311 miles between charges. Incredibly, with a five-minute charge utilising the fast-charging functionality, the vehicle adds another 100 miles to its already impressive range. With Mercedes launching a luxury SUV, it follows recent trends that have seen luxury car makers move into this lucrative niche. Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce all going down that road. The price tag of the Vision Maybach can be expected to reach six figures.

Size Does Matter!

With the new Vision Maybach measuring in at 5.3 metres long, 2.1 metres wide, and a height of 1.8 metres, size does matter, and the Vision has loads of it! The front grill, which resembles a railing, has LED headlights that pierce the darkness like a knife through butter! There are Mercedes logos at the front and rear, with the roof-engulfing panoramic window giving an impression of space and light. The exterior of the body is adorned with stylish chrome, with shiny metal all around the wheel arches and skirting. The wheels prop up the car with enormous 24-inch alloys, giving the prestigious vehicle a ‘visionary’ outlook, thus the name; Vision.

royal salute limited edition

Royal Salute Whiskey Tasting: Flight of Five Excellence

Royal Salute Whiskey has been described as the King of whiskeys. Created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on 2nd June 1952, thus the name ‘Royal Salute’. The exquisite blend is a 21-year-old whiskey that is fit for a King and Queen! This premium whiskey has gone on to inspire other brands to launch ‘royal’ and exclusive, premium blends connected to the monarchy.

The Global VIP Relationships Director for Chivas Bros. Peter Prentice recently conducted a private tasting at the prestigious Polo Bar of the St. Regis Al Habtoor Resort & Polo Club, Dubai. This unique occasion was the tenth anniversary of the British Polo Club and the Royal Salute Cup.

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The flight of five began with the famous 21 gun-maritime salute; the Royal Salute 21 Year Old. With a unique flavour, this retails at $283 a bottle. Next in line was the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition, which was introduced in 2017. Endorsed by Royal Salute Polo Ambassador Malcolm Borwick, this blend, which is 80 proof, retails at $140. Things started heating up with the Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union Of The Crowns. This beauty was launched in 2016. It was released to commemorate the birth of the modern British monarchy in 1603. A bottle costs $380. The Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone Of Destiny is next. The rarest of the lot, and with a hefty price tag of $874 a bottle. This blend impressed all present. The last in line is the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, which is the strongest at 86 proof! The name is influenced by events that acknowledge the Tower of London as a royal fortress. A third 21-gun salute is fired during this commemoration, totally 62 shots in total. Extremely rare, with just 1,500 one litre, 24 carats gold-decorated Dartington Crystal decanters being produced in 2011. The price of this ultra-rare whiskey is $4,326!

Global 7000 luxury

$73 Million Long Range Bombardier Global 7000 Longer & Larger

The latest incarnation of the Bombardier Global, the 7000 can fly non-stop for an astonishing 8,861 miles, equivalent to 7700 nautical miles. It exceeds original estimates after having conducted multiple long-haul test flights. With a price tag of $73 million, the Bombardier Global 7000 is longer and more significant than any of its predecessors. The plane can fly from Hong Kong to New York and has become the most extended range business jet plane in the world.

With the aircraft expected to enter service later in 2018, the Global 7000’s passenger area is split into four separate living areas and can accommodate a seating area, meeting or dining requirements. Besides, there is a cinema and a sizeable bedroom. The Global 7000 incorporates unprecedented levels of innovation, functionality, exceptionally high quality, superb ergonomics, and long-lasting durability.

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As recently as April 2018, the Global 7000 won the Red Dot Design Award in the Ships, Trains and Planes category, which is an internationally recognised competition that has been conducted by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany, annually ever since 1955. Winning such an award is an extremely prestigious honour and will undoubtedly lead to more interest in the Bombardier Global 7000 super plane.

When it comes to speed, the Bombardier Global 7000 can reach speeds of 650 miles per hour, equivalent to Mach 0.995. The maximum operating speed is 610 mph, while the long-range cruising speed reaches 561 mph. The design of the wings allows the plane to land on relatively short runways and steep approach airports. The Bombardier Global 7000 is the ultimate long-range aircraft that is a testament to the technological advances and achievements gained by Bombardier. This latest incarnation is a futuristic plane that is available right now in the present!

James Bond Style Mansion

New on the Market: £25 Million Notting Hill James Bond Style Mansion

Havona House in Notting Hill, London is the most vast and expansive property to be contracted in the area! With 8,700 feet of internal floor area, this palatial home is the epitome of luxury living in the city centre. With an asking price more than £25 million, the lavish property has every imaginable luxury and convenience. With extensive bright areas ideal for entertaining, Havona House is a dream come true.

James Bond Style Mansion

The mansion is located in a historical area of architectural value and importance. Havona House stands at the entrance to the famous Portobello Road, and the name Havona, which is carved over the entrance archway, comes from Ancient Greek and means ‘Plato’s world of perfection’.

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The internal areas of the house are furnished with the highest quality of bespoke and handmade furniture along with the most exceptional smart house technology and features. There are three upper floors, a ground floor, lower ground, a basement and sub-basement. The bespoke lighting was designed by the renowned glass artist Esther Patterson and cascades down from the upper deck down the staircase. The property includes a three-car garage, accessed via an internal lift. The lower levels house a fully equipped Spa, 21-meter swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna and showers. The pool can be covered to create a massive ballroom or banqueting area, and the swimming pool has an adjustable depth. The bedrooms are on the upper levels which afford beautiful vistas and bright open spaces. The flooring has been finished using the best quality timber, and the place is wired for the state of the art Control 4 home automation and entertainment system.

Luxury mansion

With the location gaining importance and becoming a rival to areas such as Kensington, Mayfair and Belgravia, Havona House is situated in a prestigious and exclusive location. The price tag of £25 million plus offers real value for money, with prices in the area continually on the increase. This beautiful creation is set to become a modern day, residential landmark.