Why own a superyacht, when you could own a gigayacht?
Setting a new standard for design, technology and construction, Benetti’s 107.6-metre LUMINOSITY is like a floating boutique hotel.
For a yacht this size – gigayachts measure over 90 metres long – the design and build process would take five years before you could get her on the water.
However, there’s no need to wait years for a belle like LUMINOSITY. She has been listed for sale through brokerage firms Fraser and Burgess just as the finishing touches are being made for her summer launch – in time to start planning your post-coronavirus vacation.
She’s all yours for a cool €225 million (A$375.6 million).
“This is truly a rare opportunity for a buyer to acquire an essentially brand-new yacht, without the lengthy build time, and all the planning and engineering time,” says Stuart Larsen of Fraser Yachts.
“Plus, LUMINOSITY comes with a two-year factory warranty.”
So, what exactly does that giga-price tag get you?
Built to the Passenger Yacht Code, she can accommodate 27 guests in 12 suites, including an enormous owner’s deck with large terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and an elevator that services all six (yes, six) decks.
Her exterior was designed by Azure Naval Architects, Reymond Langton Design, Zaniz Interiors and Giorgio Cassetta, and her sleek, minimalistic interiors are the work of Zaniz Jakubowski, of Zaniz Interiors.
LUMINOSITY is designed to be one of the eco-friendliest gigayachts on the ocean. She runs on state-of-the-art diesel-electric hybrid power, with 35 tons of lithium polymer batteries that allow for up to 12 silent hours at anchor with zero emissions and no generator noise. With a top speed of 16 knots, she can run quietly for 8,000 nautical miles at her 10-knot cruising speed.
The innovation continues inside, where a five-storey glass stairwell creates a virtual forest where you can watch ‘e-flowers’ open and close as they detect motion in the dining room.
And with more than 800 square metres of floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll never miss a sunset over the ocean.
There’s a private luxury health club that, when the side shell doors are opened up, becomes a sea-level spa, complete with a fully equipped gym, steam room, lounge, cold plunge pool maintained at four degrees Celsius, and a 30-square-metre swimming pool that transforms into a dancefloor at the touch of a button.
There’s also a conference room, moon lounge for stargazing, cigar room, hospital, commercial-grade helipad, and no less than 12 cranes to launch whichever tenders, jet skis, rescue boats and toys you choose to bring on board.