€400 million SAILING YACHT A – The World’s Largest Sailing Superyacht being built for Andrey Melnichenko

Ever wondered what the world’s largest sailing superyacht looks like? Take a glimpse at the rendering below, showing the €400 million SAILING YACHT A, currently being built to a design by Philippe Starck for Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko. To measure impressive 143m (468’) in length over all, SAILING YACHT A is expected to undergo her first sea trials later this year.

Rendering of the 143m SAILING YACHT A - Credit to Pascal Deis and Starck Network

Rendering of the 143m SAILING YACHT A – Credit to Pascal Deis and Starck Network

To represent one of the most advanced yachts of her kind, SAILING YACHT A is reported to build on the pioneering use of nautical engineering used in Melnichenko’s first MOTOR YACHT A. To span over eight generous decks, SAILING YACHT A will undoubtedly mix up ultimate luxury with the latest technology.

Andrey Melnichenko - Image credit to Forbes

Andrey Melnichenko – Image credit to Forbes

Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, born 8 March 1972 in Gomel, Belarus, is a Russian businessman and billionaire. With an estimated personal wealth of $9.2 billion, in 2015 he ranked 97th in the Forbes World’s billionaires list.

Steve Jobs’ 100M Euro Mega Yacht VENUS spotted in Greece

Costing a total of 100 million euros, Steve Jobs’ mega yacht VENUS was spotted off the coast of Samos in Greece, where this legendary vessel arrived on Saturday morning, July 25, 2015. The breath-taking 79-metre superyacht VENUS was built by Feadship to a design by Philippe Starck in 2012.

Steve Jobs' superyacht VENUS in Samos, Greece - Photo by greece.greekreporter.com

Steve Jobs’ superyacht VENUS in Samos, Greece – Photo by greece.greekreporter.com

Named after the Roman goddess, luxury yacht VENUS boasts sleek and minimalist exterior lines, with naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects. She offers deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests and a crew of 22 members, and among her many remarkable features belong seven 27-inch iMac computers.

Steve Jobs - Photo by Paul Sakuma and The Associated Press

Steve Jobs – Photo by Paul Sakuma and The Associated Press

Billionaire and Apple founder, Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs ( February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) couldn’t see the striking VENUS afloat since he passed away in 2011 due to cancer. He was an American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Shortly after his death, Jobs’ official biographer, Walter Isaacson described him as the “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”