For most of us a R133 million loss would be too much to stomach, but when you’ve got that crazy Harry Potter money I guess you can handle it.
It’s not like they let anyone behind the wheel of a monster cruise ship these days, but even with experience things can go horribly wrong.
One feels like a boss when singing ‘I’m on a boat’, but if you want to see how it’s really done take a look at these beauties.
If you’ve ever wanted to take to the ocean, but always bemoaned the lack of decent racing facilities whilst doing so, then this should tickle your fancy.
Have you ever wondered what it would like if you set fire to a pile of bank notes worth R40 million? A little something like this.
While the world’s largest cruise ship is set for delivery early May, it set off on it’s first test run. Check the size of the monster.
The Microsoft co-founder isn’t exactly making friends down in the Cayman Islands, his superyacht causing all kinds of havoc.
About two years ago a catamaran set for Thailand went missing and the NSRI might have just located its hull just south of Cape Agulhas.
All aboard in 2016, because these cruise ships are frankly ridiculous. Beats Jack and Rose getting frisky in the boiler room.
The USS Zumwalt is a pretty spectacular vessel, although when you consider that it cost upwards of R60 billion you would want some bang for your buck.
There’s a new record holder in the world of monster ships, the Matz Maersk Triple E blowing the competition out of the water.
I suppose records were made to be broken, although it’s taken a great deal of planning (and money) to see this one come to fruition.
Feel like braving the big bad sea but not quite sure you can handle the swell? Hop on board this beast and you’ll barely know you’re not on terra firma.
It appears the four-month search for the South African-crewed boat that left Cape Town and disappeared shortly after may have come to an end.
Unfortunately most of us will only ever see an orca at a SeaWorld or aquarium somewhere. Here’s how they should be enjoying themselves.
Intrigue and acclaim quickly turned to suspicion after authorities started to take a closer look at the story of Louis Jordan, supposedly rescued after 66 days at sea.
If you’ve seen the movie ‘PS I Love You’ you’ll know it’s possible to leave something lovely behind after your passing. This story is quite the opposite.
The tragic Costa Concordia crash of 2012 has seen the captain found guilty of a handful of crimes. Now it seems someone else on the boat was up to no good.
If you think losing your phone out on a drunken night is bad, imagine having to watch your yacht become fire wood. Ironically named, The Polar Bear, a $17 million yacht went from icy-cool to an inferno when it caught fire while in California’s Chula Vista boatyard. There’s no information on how exactly the luxury boat […]
Footage from the cellphone of a boy who died on the South Korean ferry, in which 300 students either died or are missing, has been released by his father.
Super-yachts have become the mainstay for billionaires across the globe,making an already exclusive even more nichey. A report from Wealth-X and the UBS Global Billionaire Census (really,that’s a thing?) has found that the average billionaire spends $22 million on yachts, which equates to around a measly R226 million. In that spirit, check out the top five most expensive super-yachts, and feel bad about yourself.
Yachts have been historically and permanently stuck in the luxury-goods market, fixed there by manufacturers who insisted on building 60-metre monsters that cost more than the entire third-world debt. Thankfully though, an Italian firm has seen the light.
Old Nick Sloane from South Africa (KES old boy, apparently) is heading up the salvage operation for the Costa Concordia on the Spanish coast. We’ve found a live stream aimed at the ship for you to watch as your day unwinds.
You gotta love the options available for billionaires on their superyachts. They refer to the boats that take you to shore as tenders and the the other gadgets (submainres etc.) as toys. These are our faves..
Attessa IV is a very well known superyacht. It’s even been chartered by Bill and Melinda Gates. And anyone who knows about the Riviera will agree that a helicopter landing pad is an absolute must. Until the wind blows too hard.
It’s not every day that one gets closeup shots of the second biggest yacht in the world. Roman Abramovich’s yacht, Eclipse is a mysterious beast and whilst these pics show closeups of the outside, we’re yet to see inside.
Roman Abramovich must be so upset about this. I would be. When you build yourself the biggest yacht in the world, having the biggest yacht IS a big deal. That’s how these guys work. And now Roman’s just going to have to DEAL with this beast, dubbed ‘Azzam.’
Behold, le French Helicopter Carrier, “Mistral.” Anyone who spends time in Provence will be aware of the famous wind there, called the “Mistral.” It is appropriate that our buddies at Aerial Perspective took this pic during a howling gale!