This Philippe Starck-designed vessel is the second superyacht commissioned by Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko, after his first Sailing Yacht A. She was built in Germany by the Nobiskrug yard and delivered in February 2017.
Melnichenko pushed his team to put the accent on innovation and create a sail-assisted yacht like no other. Sailing Yacht A comprises eight decks, and her rotating curved carbon fiber masts tower to 100m. She is made to set 3,747m² of sail and is manned by a crew of 54. She sports an underwater viewing pod (molded into the keel) and balconies enclosed by the largest pieces of curved glass ever. There are 24 shell doors in her hull, and she has a diesel-electric power plant controlled by a computer. Records claimed by the Starck superyacht include the world’s tallest carbon masts, with the tallest standing at 100 meters above sea level.
The Sailing Yacht A’s value is widely reported in the media to be over EUR 400 million or US$ 500 million. We think that her price was around US$ 600 million. We calculated this amount based on her very large displacement of 12,558 tons. A value of US$ 600 million would be US$ 48,000 per ton. Which is actually a relatively low amount. Nowadays a high-
|Name||Sailing Yacht A|
|Port of registry||Hamilton, Bermuda|
|Identification||IMO number: 1012141|
|Length||142.81 m (468.5 ft)|
|Beam||24.80 m (81.4 ft)|
|Height||~100.00 m (328.1 ft)|
|Draught||~8.00 m (26.2 ft)|
|Installed power||Variable-speed diesel-electric plant|
|Propulsion||Lineshaft controllable-pitch twin screw|
|Sail plan||3,747 m2 (40,330 sq ft) 3-mast schooner rig|
|Range||5,340 nmi (9,890 km)|