Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

The Incredible $500 million Superyacht


We don't know who first gave the apocryphal advice that, "You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes", but those of us who don't possess the observational prowess of Sherlock Holmes need a little more help. Like a look in their garage. If they've got a gleaming piece of German engineering, they're probably some sort of manager. Ferrari? Retired business owner. Private jet? CEO. Superyacht? Bond villain, and you're probably not in their garage - you're in their lair. 

Soon to be the envy of evil megalomaniacs the world over, this science fiction vision is the STAR - a multimillion pound project from yacht builder Igor Lobanov and engineering consultancy BMT. Designed with the simple aim of being a yacht that "doesn't look like every other yacht" (we didn't realise that was a bad thing), the STAR is more floating hotel than wind-chasing boat. Measuring 132-metres in length and over 60-metres in height, it squeezes some 3500 square metres of luxury interior space into its eight decks, with four lifts helping passengers navigate its vast interior. 

STAR yacht

There's no word yet on whether a client has come forward to help turn the lavish designs of the STAR into a physical reality; with an estimated build cost of around $500 million (£310,247,800, far too many numbers for us to comprehend), we can't imagine what the cost of a cruise would be aboard the STAR. Still, it certainly looks pretty enough to act as the ill-fated lead of a future boat-meets-iceberg disaster film...

(Images: Lobanov)

[Via: Business Insider]



Easy Rider Bike Sold For A Cool £840K


Trion Nemesis Set To Be Fastest Car In The World


Tesla unveils electric supercar


Stunning wooden Arvak bike


Extra Terrestrial Vehicle For Sale


The High-Tech Sony Bike



The unwritten rules of travel etiquette

We've written them down, so now there's no excuse

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

World on track to lose two-thirds of animals by 2020

*Slow hand clap*

by Tom Fordy
27 Oct 2016

Danny Wallace on a case of mistaken identity at the supermarket

26 Oct 2016

There's an adult-sized version of the toy car we all had

Forget your Ferarris, this is where it's at

by Dave Fawbert
25 Oct 2016

Obama just obliterated Trump On Jimmy Kimmel's 'Mean Tweets'

The bewigged one just got served

by Joe Ellison
25 Oct 2016

Stephen King teased Donald Trump story and Twitter reacted wonderfully

We can't think of many scarier things than this man as President

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016

This American listed everything we Brits do better than our US cousins

Including cheese, sarcasm and knowing which bit of your body to hit a ball with

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016

Scientists claim they've solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

About bloody time

by Tristan Cross
24 Oct 2016

The world's top male escort answered a bunch of insightful questions

Everything you've ever wanted to ask, answered in explicit detail. NSFW

24 Oct 2016

Obama just danced to Hotline Bling with Usher

Still officially the coolest President of all time

24 Oct 2016