The spectacle enroute to Cabrera: Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko's futuristic gigayacht
Jul 22, 2008
|So, we slept on the sailboat last night .. .
Had breakfast at the marina cantina . . . Gotta have my java fix and use the loo. Let's see: huevos=eggs, toastada=toast, xxxxxx=butter [Don't need that], xxxxxx=ham We're managing and I ordered three cafe con leches - one for Randy and two for me.
We are headed for the island of Cabrera ...
We are barely out of the port this morning, when we see this amazing, futuristic gigayacht! What on earth is it? Who owns it? Ramon is sailing around it. Monique is taking video of it. I'm shooting photos. It's like nothing anyone has ever seen before - including Ramon with all his sailing experience.
You MUST check out this Youtube clip taken by a German tourist in Mallorca at the same time:
We were gobsmacked. We didn't find out the essential information till I did research on this uber vessel once I got back home. It belongs to the Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Alkesandra. In fact, she's the inspiration for the name of the yacht 'A'. It has been custom-built so Andrey, 36, and his wife, 31, can traverse the world's oceans in luxury and cast-iron safety.
Also, check out these three articles and you'll be amazed:
a) Superyacht: Andrey Melnichenko's battleship heads to sea
b) Russian tycoon buys L200m superyacht in unltmate show of one-upmanship
c) You've got the superyacht with pool, helipad, minisub and missiles. Now get the Royal Navy to train the crew