Archives for category: super yacht

The glamorous Cannes Film Festival is about to kick off again in the South of France, beginning May 11 until May 22. The Yacht Company (YCO) will be specifically chartering their 60m yacht, the Oasis, at the event, and you’re invited on board for between $480, 000 and $510, 000 for the week. The yacht has an outdoor cinema too, if you’re wondering.

A sturdy Scandinavian design coupled with a name descendant of a  Norse god, this slice of mobile phone modernity and luxury has been described by the CEO of the company as, ‘an anti-smartphone’. The Æ+Y phone from Aesir costs $61, 000.

Now the price tag might see exorbitant, but the hours behind this masterpiece give an idea of the intricacy involved. All the diamonds used in this watch come from the bellows of a far east Russian mine in Yakutsk. More than 270 carats of rough diamonds were chosen from a batch of 1500 carats, and from these the stones to be used were selected. For about a month, 45 gemcutters pored over the stones to create 637 baguette diamonds, totaling just over 141 carats. What began as a light-hearted confidential challenge between Hublot‘s CEO and the gemstone setters turned into a tour de force of patience and perfection. The result, the perfect fusion between jewelery and watchmaking. Price: €2 million

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the cantiliver

A touch of engineering ingenuity, the cantilever, projects the entire wing of a house into Lithuanian night skies with no visible signs of support. Yes, please.

Bentley

The new Bentley GT Continental has a top speed of 318 km/h and will gear change in a swift 200 milliseconds. The interior boasts meticulously stitched, rich leather seats and deep polished wood accents, and has a sound-system that offers 8 speakers/8 channels and delivers an almost concert-hall like experience. The 2011 Bentley GT Continental will empty your pockets of at least $200k.

Bentley

yacht

The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of the principality, Monte Carlo. On the flip-side, it doesn’t have a pool… It has a beach. Anyway, while we’re on the subject of Monte Carlo, we may as well throw in a picture for good measure. I mean it is, after all, a ballers stomping ground.

Monte Carlo

Unveiled at the Monaco Boat Show in 2010, the Beluga yacht won the title of ‘The Best New Super Yacht Concept’. Howbeit, the ship is no longer just a concept – its designers are in talks with a major Dutch manufacturer to produce the vessel for around $200 million. The spacious yacht features two living levels connected by a glass staircase and mezzanine. The sunroof opens like the mouth of a whale and measures 100 square metres. The owner’s suite is located on the roof in an oval glass room, while the belly of the Beluga holds five luxury suites with extendable balconies and ensuite spas. The front of the yacht will include a beach club with a 14m long swimming pool, cocktail bar and a lounge area spanning two levels. Also on board will be a gym, theatre, bar, library and greenhouse. It can accommodate 30 staff in separate facilities, including their own living area and kitchen. Aesthetically I think it could be improved, but on board I think you could have a whale of a time.