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Russian oligarch’s monstrous £360m superyacht with masts taller than Massive Ben docks in south of France

Russian oligarch’s monstrous £360m superyacht with masts taller than Big Ben docks in south of France


A RUSSIAN oligarch’s monstrous £360m superyacht with masts taller than Massive Ben has docked within the south of France.

Andrey Melnichenko wowed onlookers as he pulled his huge 468ft-long futuristic vessel with luxurious on-board pool and indulgent lounge decks into port.

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The yacht’s masts are nearly 330ft tall – taller than Massive Ben[/caption]

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The futuristic vessel boasts an expensive on-board pool and indulgent lounge decks[/caption]

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The big vessel comes full with eight decks[/caption]

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As much as 20 fortunate company will be accommodated on the mega-boat[/caption]

The spectacular vessel, which comes full with eight decks and masts which might be nearly 330ft tall, is the ninth largest yacht on the planet and took 4 years to construct.

The luxurious yacht options a number of eating rooms and several other balconies which stylishly open up on the aspect of the hull.

The yacht is powered by a “hybrid diesel-electric package deal with controllable pitch propellers”.

As much as 20 fortunate company will be accommodated on the mega-boat, hosted by a crew of 54, in line with stories.

Apart from the opulent lounge, the superyacht boasts floor-to-ceiling home windows, a mix of leather-based and wooden furnishings and a rotating mattress.

It additionally has free-floating spiral staircases and three masts which might be taller than Massive Ben and stretch up from the extraordinary wedge-shaped boat hull.

One of many masts is accessible from the within, however the crew don’t must climb them – the boat’s sails unfurl on the contact of a button.

The masts are technical masterpieces, and might rotate to take advantage of the wind when out at sea.

The boat was additionally designed with bomb-proof glass home windows and an proprietor’s cabin which is bigger than most flats in London or New York.

The high-gloss ship is ready to whir throughout the waves at speeds of as much as 20.8knots (24mph).

The ship additionally boasts a storage match for 4 autos and a submarine, in addition to a helipad on the bow.

Melnichenko named his superyacht ‘A’ as a result of to ensure that the vessel to be listed first in delivery registers.

The overall sail space is the same as that of half a soccer pitch, with two double-decker buses capable of be hung from the masts.

The Russian industrialist’s latest yacht additionally contains rotating masts that had been constructed by Magma Strustures at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth.


The Russian billionaire is infamous for his extravagant life-style.

Alongside his two astonishing superyachts, the billionaire owns a customized Boeing 737 non-public jet, a villa within the French Riviera, a penthouse in New York and an property close to Ascot, England.

He married his mannequin spouse Aleksandra in an opulent ceremony within the South of France with singers Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera main the after-party.

Melnichenko, 47, can also be the daddy of a younger daughter and has an estimated web price of round £10.7billion, making him the 11th richest particular person in Russia and the 97th wealthiest particular person on the planet.

The Russian made his billions founding the fertiliser producer EuroChem, coal producer Suek, and energy generator SGK.

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The boat was additionally designed with bomb-proof glass home windows[/caption]

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Two paddle boarders glide by and provides an concept of the sheer enormity of the ship[/caption]

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Aleksandra Melnichenko
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Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and his spouse Aleksandra Melnichenko[/caption]

A view of the rear of the yacht reveals a glimpse of the opulent lounging and eating choices on board
The vessel’s inside is designed with a color scheme of white and gold
The superyacht’s masts are able to hoisting sails larger than a soccer pitch
The vessel boasts a formidable multi-level deck for eating
The 390ft floating palace – has luxurious cabins for as much as 14 company and lodging for 42 crew
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The Russian made his billions founding the fertiliser producer EuroChem[/caption]