Come, Let's Tour Andrey Melnichenko's $300M Super Yacht

Sarah Firshein
January 31, 2013

Billionaire businessman Andrey Melnichenko owns one of the most luxurious yachts in the world—and that's no small feat, considering the fact that one-upping your fellow oligarch's boat is practically a professional sport in this circle. Melnichenko's 394-foot vessel, named, simply, A, was designed by French modernist Philippe Starck and completed in 2008, with estimated total costs reaching $300M. Though the ultra-shapely exterior was the "subject of hot debate in yachting circles," according to the Wall Street Journal's Robert Frank in a video tour that ran a couple of years ago, the interior has been much lauded, with Baccarat crystals, a silver-leafed stairway with a $60K hand-carved banister, and furnishings that promise to outrage PETA, like, say, alligator hides and kudu horns. Take a tour of the outrageous, outrageous space, below.
Photo via Starck

The Video:

· Baccarat Meets Bomb-Proof Glass on the High Seas [WSJ]
· Outrageous, Opulent Yachts for Filthy-Rich Boaters [Curbed National]
· All Whale Week 2013 posts [Curbed National]

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