Top of the Water World: megayachts

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 Aside from the ultra-contemporary furnishings and vast, teak-covered private sun terrace, her most impressive amenities include a helipad that doubles as a golf driving range with an enormous screen that displays a series of renowned golf courses.

(some excerpts and images from her book Luxury Toys: Top of the World published by www.teNeues.com)

A megayacht reflects the individual personality-not to mention wealth-of its discerning owner. The best expression of luxury is most often found within the finest details. These cleverly constructed sculptures made of the finest wood and most exquisite materials are combined with the very highest level of craftsmanship. By far, the megayachts featured on the following pages are the most luxurious vessels that have ever caressed the water.

Princess Mariana

Edmiston sells and charters some of the largest yachts in the world. Working with specific customer specifications and the world’s greatest shipyards, this company has been able to provide the best selection in the luxury yacht charter experience with onboard amenities similar to those found in most luxury estates, from state-of-the-art home theaters to designer décor with original artwork. This includes the 258-foot Princess Mariana, specifically designed to be a mansion on water, with weekly charters starting from $950,000. Aside from the ultra-contemporary furnishings and vast, teak-covered private sun terrace, her most impressive amenities include a helipad that doubles as a golf driving range with an enormous screen that displays a series of renowned golf courses.
www.edmistoncompany.com

Be Cool2

This 115-foot futuristic vessel stands above the rest with its modern and unconventional approach to yacht design. BE COOL2 was beautifully created by Studio Magazzini Associati in Rome with the same high-concept design philosophy found in the stylish architecture of the world’s most contemporary homes. With ultra-modern interiors combined with the highest performance technology, this superyacht is the perfect example of a modern sculpture floating on the open sea. www.edmistoncompany.com

The Maltese Falcon

As the world’s largest privately owned sailing yacht, The Maltese Falcon is a modern masterpiece built by renowned Italian yacht company Perini Navi. This 289-foot high-tech beauty features three free-standing carbon fiber masts that rotate to fill 15 sails going 20 stories high, which only a privileged few will ever be fortunate enough to experience under full sail. www.symaltesefalcon.com

The 118 WallyPower

The 118 WallyPower is in a class of its own with a bold futuristic design and high-tech engineering. Its bullet-like shape and sleek exterior helps this high-powered vessel glide over the ocean’s water at 60 knots, making it one of the fastest motor yachts in the world. Depending on the engine and amenities ordered, this superyacht can cost as much as $25 million dollars. www.wally.com

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