When money is no object, it pays to keep up with the times. And that’s exactly what one Russian billionaire has done as he has upgraded his £190million superyacht for a new model – at a cost of £260million.
Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko’s ‘Sailing Yacht A,’ which Mr Melnichenko is thought to have named ‘A’ to ensure it is listed first in shipping registers, is taking its first sea trials in Kiel, northern Germany. The behemoth is the world’s largest sailing superyacht as the Russian industrialist takes his quest to ruling the seas one step further.
The vessel is an upgrade to the Russian billionaire’s current multi-million pound ‘Motor Yacht A,’ that set him back £190million.
At 468ft in length, with ship masts nearing 300ft high, the ‘mega-yacht,’ has eight floors and includes an underwater observation room.