The world’s grandest megayacht defies ageless philosophies and your wildest pipe dreams.
By Megan Mollmann
Even the vessel’s structure is cleverly devised to operate two independent service corridors separate from the main cabin.
A 17th century English poet named John Donne enlightened us with the timeless acumen, “No man is an island,” which holds the theory that human beings do not thrive when isolated from others. But if Donne had been privy to a megayacht, where a billionaire and a 24-member entourage make laundry lists of fantasies a reality, he might have changed his tune.
Monaco-based Wally Yachts is taking the megayacht to the next level as they are set to deliver the next super-sized yacht, which marks the dawning of one of the largest private vessels ever made. With a hardly humble price that is only available upon request, this super megayacht spans 325 feet, weighs 2,730 tons at half-load, and possesses more than five massive accommodation decks; the sundeck alone is the size of a 10,000-square-foot mansion. At the owner’s discretion, the sundeck can convert into a full-size tennis court, helipad, or swimming pool and garden.
Coined “Wally Island,” the mammoth luxury liner is most certainly superior to a remote, tranquil private island. Its gigantic fuel tanks allow for five years of uninterrupted cruising and permit ample opportunity to hop from island to continent, making stops at family estates and vacation monopolies located anywhere from the Mediterranean and the British Indies to the Caribbean and Persian Gulf.
For additional means of travel, there are two 45-foot motor yachts, two 27-foot sailing yachts, two cars, and six jet skis along with two cranes to seamlessly transfer everything from ship to land and sea. Mimicking aviation technology, the colossal yacht was built like a control tower to easily maneuver this estate-on-water through the briny sea.
With ample cabin space for the accommodation of 40 crewmembers, the Wally yacht redefines the interpretation of personal staff at sea (which is perfect-now you don’t have to pick favorites and can bring everyone along: house manager, stylist, chef, personal assistant, nanny, and pool boy). Even the vessel’s structure is cleverly devised to operate two independent service corridors separate from the main cabin.
When attending the cinema or getting standard spa treatments becomes mundane, the adjacent saloon areas are certainly spacious enough to host large gala soirées. In the event that you decide to put your personal collection of Picasso’s on exhibit or invite Marc Jacobs to choreograph an intimate fashion show, there’s more than enough space to go around.
It seems with the evolution of the megayacht, it is not a matter of whether or not a man can survive alone. The revolutionary yacht is self-sufficient and a mobile genius. But let’s get serious: with a crew of 40 and your friends and family at arm’s length, it would be difficult to argue any sort of true solitary confinement.