Russian billionaire lists grenade-proof superyacht for bargain price of $300M


Yacht shopping? Now’s your chance to snatch up Russian billionaire Andrey Menichenko’s sailing hand-me-downs. Because the uber successful businessman is upgrading to a massive $400 million, 469-foot sailing yacht, he is listing his famed submarine-style 394-foot Superyacht A for the discounted price of $300 million. Melnichenko reportedly spent over $400 million on the Philippe Starck-designed dreamboat, which seems perfectly fit for an affluent sea warrior who wants to ride in style.

The craft offers 23,600 square feet of living space, including an all-white master bomb-proof suite. The craft is chock-full of other goodies fit for both lover and fighter. The 44-millimeter thick windows can withstand a grenade attack. The craft features silver-plated a spiral staircase, which lead to a 240-square-meter cabin in the upper cockpit. And if this ship is a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’: Not only does the Master’s king-size bed rotate, but its six guest cabins feature steel Jacuzzis and mirrored walls. Baccarat made all the crystal items on board, and Starck also created designer uniforms for the 37 crew members. When not dodging bomb or grenade attacks, guests can languish by two swimming pools or make quick getaways via helipad, an attached amphibious vehicle or two on board-lifeboats that are actually mini-yachts at 32 feet long. Each of them cost over $1.5 million.

Moving on from his starter-yacht, Melnichenko’s new trophy craft will have many of the same great features as his prior craft, but in a super-sized version.

As we previously reported, Melnichenko will continue to keep his yacht game strong. His new Sailing Yacht A can house 20 guests along with a crew of 54. It will have eight decks along with a one-foot-thick glass underwater observation area, located in the keel. The boat’s masts, the largest in the world, will extend to 328 feet above water level. Decks will be connected via elevators and the craft will also house a submarine. The sailing vessel will be powered by a hybrid diesel-electric package that can reach a top speed of 21 knots.