Superyachts are one of the things that we hold sacred, here at 2oceansvibe – and part of the reason why we play the overseas lotteries on a weekly basis. It is therefore something of great distress for us, when we learn of the sinking of one of these fantastic beasts of the sea – especially for one so young. The 60.2m ‘Yogi’ was only built last year, making this all the more horrific. This yacht would have cost around EUR50 million. Say half a billion Rand. It cost about R400,000 per week to rent. That’s a lot of ‘tin,’ as they say in Johannesburg.
This, from charterworld.com – written just before completion of Yogi:
Superyacht YOGI is a volumous yacht measuring 60.2 meters (197ft) with an impressive 9.4m (30ft) beam providing plenty of communal public spaces and private areas for guests to enjoy. Motor yacht YOGI will be able to accommodate up to 12 charter guests in 6 luxurious cabins including a Master Suite located on the main deck with a private lounge area, office dressing room and his and hers bathrooms, a VIP cabin, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin.
Luxury yacht YOGI features an innovative design and will boast a large swimming pool on the main deck stern. Integrated into the floor of the swimming pool is a large circular glass port that will create a magical atmosphere with a spectacular, aquarium-like iridescent light penetrating the Beach Club directly below. Just forward of the Beach Club, there is a garage for a large tender to be stowed across the beam.
Superyacht YOGI’s sun deck features built in sunbeds and a Jacuzzi on the aft deck which mimics the shape of the pool on the lower level. Forward on the sundeck there is a large al fresco dining table. Motor yacht YOGI also boasts a sun deck Teppanyaki bar, two beach clubs, a massage room, and a multimedia play lounge along with a large main salon, formal dining area and skylounge.
You had me at “Beach Club.”
Not that it matters, because Yogi is no more.
Follow link for video footage of the yacht sinking, as well as original photos of inside the boat (mind blowing).
So this is the latest news from boatinternational.com
The 60.2 metre superyacht Yogi sank off the coast of Greece this morning, the Greek coastguard reported at noon today.
Built by Proteksan Turquoise in 2011, the yacht was reported to be in difficulties this morning in the area between the islands of Skyros and Psara, 19 nautical miles off the coast.
A ‘mechanical failure’ has been blamed for the incident which happened in strong seas and Force 8 winds. No one was injured and all on board were rescued by the coastguard helicopter, and transferred to Skyros Health Center as a precautionary measure.
Check out the pics below.
Then, when you’re done there, go to the Proteksan website and click video to see the most awesome video of a yacht you will ever see.
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