“A” is a luxury motor yacht designed by the legendary talented industrial designer Philippe Starck. With a length of 119 meters and displacing almost 6,000 tonnes, it is one of the largest motor yachts delivered in 2008.
Owned by Russian billionaire, the $350,000,000 Motor Yacht A is one of the most beautiful and luxurious yacht on the water. Design of the yacht is very unique and exudes refinement. The yacht is highly secure, it has 44 security cameras and more than a dozen exterior cameras fitted with motion-detection systems and a night-vision infrared system.
Guests can be accommodated in one master suite and six guest suite, although they have moving walls and can be converted to four larger staterooms. Each with a bathroom and a Jacuzzi. The yacht and ist guests are looked after by a crew of 42 highly skilled professionals.
There is almost 24,000 square feet of interior space, including 2,500 square feet for the master suite. The secret ‘nookie room’ is hidden behind mirrored panels. Baccarat crystal is used not only for the glassware and tableware, but for the furniture too. The walls are covered with leather or animal or mirrors.
‘A’ features three swimming pools, including one on her top deck, one on her aft deck and one on the foredeck which is the largest and is equipped with a water jet that creates a current to swim against. Above-deck there is also a helipad and one of the swimming pools is glass-bottomed and can be viewed from the below-deck disco.
Mega Yacht ‘A’ is powered by twin 6,035 hp MAN RK280 Diesel engines, reaching a maximum speed of 23 knots. At her top speed she has a range of 4250 nautical miles, whereas her cruising speed of 19.5 knots provides for a range of 6500 nautical miles.