The Jayavarman

THE JAYAVARMAN – a floating sanctuary of style and space

The Jayavarman was named after Angkor’s most venerated king, who ruled from 1181 to 1218, and was a devout Buddhist. King Jayavarman oversaw the construcion of some of the most famous temples in Angkor, including Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and the unforgettable Bayon.

It offers uncompromising luxury on 800 m2 public space including 4 decks, measuring 57.8 meters from bow to stern and 27 elegantly decorated cabins. Traveling between Saigon and Phnom Penh, the Jayavarman adorned the art deco charm of 1930’s France with the romance of Indochine.

This amazing cruise ship resembles a floating art gallery. A Jacuzzi is located on the top sundeck, which offers spectacular views of the passing delta.
This is an unforgettable means of exploring some of the most beautiful scenery in Asia.



“When you look at Adastra you look at the future of yacht design”

Designed by luxury yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the striking 42.5m Trimaran Adastra was launched in China for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden. Her striking and futuristic design is a result of more than five years of cooperation between the Owner, the exterior designer John Shuttleworth Design Ltd, as well as the interior designers Jepson Designs and the shipyard.
Adastra won the Most Innovative Yacht prize, and at the ShowBoats Design Awards with an award for naval architecture and a judges’ commendation for exterior styling.

The yacht uses a trimaran shape that allows it to have multiple hulls, and ensures smooth and faster travel, allowing the vessel to move comfortably over water at high-speeds. The yacht’s deck and superstructure are constructed of carbon fibre with a carbon/Nomex honeycomb core, while the hull is an e-glass/Kevlar foam sandwich. At light load, the yacht burns 4.5 gallons of fuel an hour to cruise at 10.5 knots, which gives a range of 10,000 nautical miles. At 17 knots she uses 98 litres an hour and has a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Her top speed, delivered by one 1,150hp Caterpillar C18 engine, is 23.2 knots.
Adastra’s 16 metre beam creates a spacious saloon area on the main deck which offers superb views through a panoramic window and accommodates a lounge area, dining table, and navigation station.

32m motor yacht Cronos

32m motor yacht Cronos

The Cronos yacht is a highly innovative project by Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli, an Italian pair educated through the prestigious course BYT (bike, yacht and train). At the Millenium Yacht Design Awards they received a special mention in the “young professionals” category.
Futuristic and minimal interior and exterior make this luxurious yacht an ideal for traveling.
“Interesting experimentation in expressive language applied to interior architecture, with particular to the value of wood and its use forms” – they said for this miracle of form.
Simone Madella and Lorenzo want to create a connection between luxury object and owners life. They also mentioned that a yacht is not always about speed and losing control. There is a joy too, and that was the reason why they installed a modern slow boat.

Serene yacht

Serene yacht

This yacht can offer you luxury, ultimate comfort and safety.
The amazingly gorgeous Serene is the best-equipped, most luxurious and one of the 10 largest yachts in the world. She was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri.

The exterior design and engineering are the work of Espen Oeino, who is amongst the world’s top yacht designers. The interior has been designed by Reymond Langton. Serene is a motor yacht and she is built with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This Fincantieri 134m yacht was built according to SOLAS rules and regulations. Serene has seven decks and has a generous beam of 18.5 metres, 12 staterooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 7 double cabins, 3 twin cabins, two helicopter landing platforms, a 15 meter saltwater pool with Jacuzzi tubs, spa area, sauna, a cinema, boardroom with full conference facilities, library, children’s playroom, climbing wall and storage space for a large submarine. The dance floor on the aft deck, with its two bars and bandstand, lights up when the night starts.


Royal Huisman Hanuman

Dr. James H Clark reaffirmed his confidence in the Royal Huisman for the third time when he commissioned the Hanuman back in 2005. This time it was a recreation of the legendary racing yacht “Endeavour II”. The rig and mast is made out of composite on this 42.10 m yacht. Below decks interior designer Pieter Beeldsnijder has drawn upon fine traditional materials such as hand-polished French Walnut and period design references to create all the warmth and ambiance of a bygone era, sensitively fused with the high amenity standards of a modern superyacht. This is where sailing gets interesting.


Wally Ace

When it comes to sea-vessels it doesn’t get more end game than Wally and two earlier blog posts testify to our affection of the brand.  The Wally Ace was launched in 2012 and has already begun to roam the seas. As you can see from the picture it is just breath taking. Huge open spaces and minimalistic design that is typical on anything Wally. The unique owner’s suite aft has direct access to a terrace on the sea and the Ace is all in all capable of accommodating 8 guests and 4 crew members. A huge garage stores a 6 meter tender and all of your typical water toys. We want one so bad!


The Cakewalk

Yet another year has passed and soon the events of 2013 will be filed into the pages of our mental history books. To start off the New Year, TheBillionaireShop wishes a 2014 of peace, happiness, prosperity and health for every one of you and your loved ones.

This penultimate post has been influenced by dreams of summer, dreams which usually begin to manifest themselves this time around each year.

The Cakewalk is the biggest yacht ever produced in the U.S. and certainly one of the most impressive yachts of her size officially on the market today. Designed by Tim Heywood, CAKEWALK was recently built for a very exacting owner, demonstrated by the incredible quality achieved throughout this magnificent 86m vessel. Besides from a gorgeous Riva tender, the Cakewalk boasts many luxurious features such as gym, cinema, spa and several spectacular living rooms. Capable of accommodating 14 guests and 24 crew members, the Cakewalk is sure to make an impression wherever you choose to take it. Available now in our webshop!


Zaha Hadid Superyachts for Blohm + Voss

Stumbling across this Yacht on the World Wide Web certainly struck a certain note. I feel that I lack the eloquence to properly describe the appearance of this extraterrestrial craft.
The design is signed Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-British architect with the design of structures like the Guangzhou Opera House on her resumé.The idea is to design a new concept of super yachts, initially with a 128-meter prototype and later on, 5 fully-engineered 90-meter yachts.

“The exoskeleton structure of the upper section is an interwoven network of supports that vary in thickness and lend a natural aesthetic to the yacht’s external appearance; evoking the organic structural systems of natural marine formations and connecting the various levels and decks of the ship seamlessly via expressive diagonals.”


Being nothing but a layman I ask myself if all that “architecture” structuring is superfluous and contributes to unnecessary weight, drag, noise, and added maintenance.  I am however very sure that the vessels will fill the purpose intended by their owners.


Wally Hermès Yacht

This Yacht is so special that it deserves a repost.  In 2009 Wally announced a joint project with legendary French fashion house Hermès which they named WHY (Wally Hermès Yacht). The hull, which was tested in a secret facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, measures 58 x 38 meter and is driven by a diesel electrical engine. The construction of the hull allows for the boat to create a totally flat surface of calm water behind it, like an Olympic size pool, where you can swim in total peace. A surface of photovoltaic panels provides a substantial amount of the  energy needed to power the ship.
The teak deck that surrounds the vessel serves as a coastal-path-inspired jogging track and in the forward end there’s a 25-meter long swimming pool.


Sunseeker Predator 130

Sunseeker is a brand known for its serious yachting. From Dorset, England, they have been making boats since 1979 and they currently have dealers in 61 countries around the world. In 2008 they were featured in The Sunday Times list of Britain’s fastest growing private companies.

With a workforce of 2,100 employees and a next level factory they are able to maintain a decent delivery period and offer a huge range of different yachts. Most epic of them all is the Sunseeker Predator 130.

The ship, which requires some 180,000 components to build, weighs in at a massive 180 ton. If you’d go for the biggest engine option (twin V12’s) your Predator would be pulled by almost 8000 raging horses and every time you’d fill her up the gauge would stop at 22,200 liters. In this setup, cruising at 12 knots, the Predator 130 would be able to cover 1500 nautical miles. Should you opt for Kamewa Water-jets the Predator will top 30 knots, a very serious machine indeed.

Wood grains, walnut, wenge, granite and glass are just some of the materials offered when it comes to interior. Almost all things on the ship are customizable, you could for example get a gym, a complete one-off sky deck saloon, saunas and hydraulic-controlled wide balconies.

Its onboard garage holds two jet skis and a 190hp tender, which should suffice for you average day of water sports. I personally feel that Sunseeker has done incredible well with the design of the Predator 130; aggressive, beautiful and majestic. It’s no wonder Sunseeker ships have been featured in the four last bond movies.

A Predator 130 will set you back at least 13 million dollars though you can legitimately call yourself “The Boss” for as long as you keep it.

Author: Olle Elander Wistén