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  • The £300million superyacht owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko

    'A', the super yacht built by Russian businessman and billionaire Andrey Melnichenko is seen in this photo. The vessel reportedly has a disco room with a glass roof and helicopter hanger, according to the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143432/Russian-billionaires-bond-villain-300m-yacht-comes-mini-version-itself.html" target="external">Daily Mail.</a>
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  • Tiger Woods Puts Yacht Up For Sale

    The Trimaran Yacht ADASTRA, with the price tag of $15 million, is seen during the launching ceremony in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province of China. The superyacht Adastra, 42.5 meters in length, 16 meters in width and 52 tons in weight, is designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd and built by McConaghy Boats in Zhu Hai.
    Alpha/Landov
  • The Streets of Monaco; on a Yacht

    Yacht Island Design has designed a vessel that takes the principality of Monaco to the ocean.
    Courtesy Yacht Island Design
  • Lavish Mega-Yachts

    Design firm <a href="http://www.pure-sang.com/" target="external">Puresang</a> has created a new mega-yacht called The Beluga, Emperor of the Seven Seas. But the rest of the world has been describing it as what a yacht would look like if Apple made them. So, it's not quite a glamours iPhone or iPad but the designers call it a mixture of the shape of a whale, an odd, old fisherman's boat, and a futuristic submarine. The two living levels are connected with glass staircases and a mezzanine to emphasize the height and airiness of the space. The whisky bar and library are completely conceived out of the latest glass technologies. Call it the iYacht.
    Courtesy of Puresang
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    At <a href="http://www.rayavadee.com/" target="external">Rayavadee</a> in Krabi, Thailand, the resort takes guest for rides through the spectacular limestone formations that jut out of the Andaman Sea aboard a classic Siamese junk. The Pla Luang is one of the last survivors of a fleet once built by Chinese merchants. The junk was historically utilized for the ancient trade in mangrove-tree charcoal. Thanks to a rehabilitation, it now can cater full dinners, sunset cocktail cruises, snorkelling expeditions and even unique and romantic marriage proposals.
    Courtesy Rayavadee
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    Long ago, dahabiehs (traditional lanteen-rigged sailboats) transported people and goods up and down the Nile. Today they offer a tranquil cruise experience, distinctly different from larger cruise ships. <a href="http://www.abercrombiekent.com/" target="external"> Abercrombie & Kent</a> recently unveiled the Zein Nile Chateau, a high-end traditional ship with just four cabins and two suites.
    Abercrombie & Kent
  • Lavish Mega-Yachts

    The sun deck on <a href="http://www.abercrombiekent.com/" target="external"> Abercrombie & Kent's</a> Zein Nile Chateau has an oasis pool, outdoor shower and an open, Arabian-style sky lounge for star gazing under the clear desert skies. The boat is staffed by a small team who look after guests' every need. Seven-night charters from $29,600 for up to 12 guests.
    Abercrombie & Kent
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    This yacht is sure to catch an eye or two. Greek industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou commissioned artist Jeffrey Koons to design the exterior of his <a href="http://yachts.monacoeye.com/files/rizzardi_guilty.php" target="external">114-foot yacht, Guilty</a>.
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    The economy might be struggling, but sales of ultra-luxurious yachts are booming, fueled, in part, by a new crop of billionaires around the world. On board these yachts is every luxury you could ever imagine. You can lounge in a Jacuzzi on the top deck while you or your crew barbecue. Maybe you prefer to rest in a spacious living room or in one of the half-dozen bedrooms.
    Northern Marine
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    There's nothing like cursing through the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and why not do it in style on Slipstream, a 144-foot yacht currently on the market for about $25.5 million dollars. This yacht has every luxury amenity from a grand staircase to a Sub Zero refrigerator to a private study for the owner. The owner's stateroom even has a secret emergency exit through a hidden panel.
    Edmiston Company
  • Lavish Mega-Yachts

    That said, while traveling you probably will want to relax on one of the posh outdoor decks. The Skylounge includes a bar and home theater system and takes up the entire top deck. The aft deck includes a large Jacuzzi cantilevered over another deck. With such outdoor space, why would you ever have a meal inside again?
    Edmiston Company
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    Maybe something a bit more traditional -- yet still luxurious -- is your style. Then consider Skylge, a modern-classic sailing yacht on the market for about $23 million. The yacht has a powerful carbon rig and carbon-spectra sails. Below deck, eight guests can be comfortably accommodated in four cabins.
    Edmiston Company
  • Luxury Yachts

    Why buy just any luxury yacht when you can own an island? The 325-foot-long WallyIsland is designed "with all the comforts and amenities to live on board full time," according to a statement by its maker, Monaco-based Wally Yacht. The yacht, which Wally Yacht spokeswoman Monica Paolazzi estimates will sell for between 50 million to 60 million euros (about $78 million to $94 million), boasts a deck large enough to accommodate tennis courts or a helipad.
    Wally Yacht
  • Luxury Yachts

    The WallyIsland's 10,764-square-foot deck could also accommodate a palm-tree-lined garden, as depicted in the rendering here. Wally Yacht is currently in negotiations to sell its first WallyIsland, which will take about 2.5 years to build.
    Wally Yacht
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    Take a close look at this living room. It looks nice, right? Well it's on a yacht built by Northern Marine. That's right, these yachts have every creature comfort of home, plus more.
    Northern Marine
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    Perhaps you want something a bit more formal. No worries. Of course, your yacht comes with a fancy dinning room to help you enjoy lengthy meals while out to sea or if you're in town, entertaining guests from neighboring yachts.
    Northern Marine
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    What better way to relax than to soak in your private rooftop hot tub? There is plenty of sun, and the view from atop your yacht can't be beat.
    Christensen
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    With a full crew &#151; including a gourmet chef on board &#151; preparing a glorious breakfast outside will be a breeze &#151; for you.
    Christensen
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    One of the boldest and biggest of this new class of yachts is the Maltese Falcon, a 288-foot clipper ship. What sets this yacht apart from others are its sails. While most yachts have triangular sails, the Maltese Falcon has rectangular sails in the fashion of the old clipper ships, like the Cutty Sark.
    Amory Ross
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    Here, the Maltese Falcon is seen with the sails down as it moves through Venice.
    Franco Pace
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    These powerful boats have sophisticated navigation systems to help you cross the planet. But don't worry about fussing with all those complicated electronics yourself. Remember, you hired a crew of 10 to take care of all your needs, including steering the yacht.
    Northern Marine
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    If the formal dinning room is a bit too stuffy for you, consider having your crew set up dinner on one of the outdoor decks &#151; you are off yachting,after all.
    Christensen
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    Semi-retired car dealer John Rosatti already owns a 157-foot yacht that he bought from Christensen in 2005. But now, it is time for him to upgrade. He recently ordered a 160-foot yacht that will be ready in 2010, at which point he will sell this &#151; his existing yacht &#151; the Nice N Easy.
    John Rossatti
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    To move around these massive ships, you need some massive engines. Here is a look at one of their sparkling engine rooms.
    Christensen
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    The master bedroom on this yacht is so comfortable that you are likely to forget you are on a boat. There is also plenty of space on board for your family and guests, including five staterooms with either king-sized beds or two twin beds.
    Christensen
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    Walking through these yachts, you need to remind yourself this isn't a house. Grand staircases, and -- in many instances -- elevators link the various decks of the ships.
    Northern Marine
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    Being out at sea is all about enjoying the fresh air. So, these yachts come with plenty of outdoor space. You can sit in a hot tub, and relax in deck chairs or cushioned benches. And with decks on several levels, you are always guaranteed a bit of privacy.
    Northern Marine
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    Natural light brilliantly filters through the ten gracious windows that extend along the main salon and dining room in this boat by Christensen Yachts.
    Christensen
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    Yacht designers have thought of everything -- including a bar area to entertain your guests. Hey, we'd just be happy to have a space like this in our homes, let alone on our boat.
    Northern Marine
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    The dinning room table on this yacht is large enough to seat 12 guests comfortably -- perfect for all your entertaining needs while at a dock along the French Riviera.
    Christensen
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