Saturday, September 27, 2008

Unique Yacht



One of the most recently built and unusual yachts to grace the Mediterranean, the 'A' arrived in Grand Harbour earlier today.

The $300 million, 120 metre 'A' was built by the German shipyard Blohm and Voss. It was designed by Philippe Stark for 36-year-old Russian billionnaire Andrey Melnichenko. He ordered it for his wife Aleksandra, a former Serbian supermodel, hence the name 'A'.

Contrary to contemporary vessels, the 'A' is a radical design, mostly enclosed and with the bow sloping out at waterline level, rather than curving down from the main deck.

The superstructure is concentrated in the middle of the hull, giving the yacht the appearance of a giant white submarine when seen from a distance. There is a helicopter pad on the bow and a pool at the stern.


Information and picture both from times of Malta. This weekend Malta is hosting the yearly air show, featuring the red arrows and 2 typhoon fighters of the Royal Air Force that will apparently steal the show. I will try and make it to the shows and maybe post a photo or two.

12 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello You !
The internet communication is OK ???

The ship is very "expensives"... But the sun is shining...
Good shot...
See You later.

Dina said...

Webradio, hello to you too. The internet communication is ok but i cannot not complain and say 'what a lousy service i was given!!'

However I am so glad to have the service back that I can forget (maybe) about the poor service.

Alifan said...

Lovely to have you back again Dina. x

~tanty~ said...

Oh, wow! yes, this is a super structure yacht, bigger than my house :)

marie6 said...

Great that you're back! That yacht is massive!

Sharon said...

Jilly of Monaco Daily photo had a story about this very yacht last Thursday. It's so great to see a picture of the real thing!

JM said...

Well, it seems Philippe Stark can design everything! :-) I've never seen this yacht before so I'm glad you have posted it.
Welcome back!

Peter said...

Normally Philippe Stark is a "genius" and this yacht is certainly different. However no space fur sun-bathing?

However, the are a bit "too much" these Russian billionaires!

Happy to see that you are "connected" again!

Sanctus Belle said...

Hard to imagine anyone spending so much so frivolously. Pretty boat, not so pretty waste of money. So glad to have you back!

Anonymous said...

I saw this boat in the British Virgin Islands on January 20th 2011! Very Unique!
~*BVI Empress*~

Anonymous said...

I saw this boat in the British Virgin Islands on January 20th, 2011. Very Unique!

SMB said...

sheer beauty