Designed by Philippe Briand, New Zealand’s Alloy Yacht, a 220-ft. ketch, is the largest sailing yacht to date. The latest news on the massive luxury yacht? Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be cruising on the impressive craft off the coast of Australia, the guest of the unnamed celebrity owner. The stunning yacht has one of the most impressive interior design schemes on water courtesy of French designer Christian Liaigre, a bastion of good taste whose clients include Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld and Rupert Murdoch. Liaigre was charged to create an “urban at sea” environment for the interior of the sleek craft, dubbed Vertigo, which was recently launched.
Briand, the noted naval architect, designed a high-performance sailing yacht capable of 20 knots and comfortable world cruising as well. The craft features a custom aluminum hull and superstructure along with carbon fiber spars and standing rigging, as well as a 223-ft. main mast and a 205-ft. mizzen. Accommodations include five staterooms centered on a massive owner’s suite and a convertible gym housing 12 guests along with 11 crew. A 26 ft. limousine tender is fitted for excursions as well.