In an economy where real estate continues to plummet further and further, it seems as if yachts remain a staple in luxurious leisure for the ultra rich and famous. They remain a primary indulgence for the rich and famous, but in ultimate money-making style, the business-savvy owners of these floating mansions found a way to profit off their prized possessions when they themselves aren’t using them—by renting them out for sky-high prices, of course.
Kjell Inge Rokke, the CEO of Aker Solutions ASA, is renting out his 230-foot Reverie for a $720,000 a week. It can accomodate 24 people. a 28-member crew and includes a stone-lined pizza parlor, a beauty salon, conference room, gym, helipad, spa and open-air bar. The master suite comes equipped with a private deck and terrace, and the interior design features mahogany, walnut wood and marble all over the walls and floors. It was designed by famed English architect John Munford.
Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov, who recently announced his candidature for the Russian presidency, is renting out his yacht, Solemar, for $325,000 a week. The owner of the New Jersey Nets is the third richest man in Russia, and it’s evident from the luxury embodied in his 202-foot vessel built by Amels based in the Netherlands. It has seven state rooms, not including the master suite, high-end gadgetry including satellite telephone and fax, swimming pool and extensive entertainment system.