SUPER-YACHTS Too Big to Sail?

The financial crisis sent panic through the world of super-yachts, with over-leveraged tycoons abandoning ship, and sales in a deep freeze. Two years later, the author delves into the motives, means, and lifestyles of the oligarchs, operators, and sea-lovers who are still riding the waves. Choose your vessel: from the naked aggression of Roman Abramovich’s record-size Eclipse, the floating advertisement of the Candy brothers’ Candyscape II, and the eye-popping Jeff Koons exterior of Dakis Joannou’s Guilty to the pure romance of Tara Getty’s historic Blue Bird.

By Mark Seal
November 2010

A PLUS
For sheer elegance, the 390-foot, Philippe Starck—designed A, shown here off Barcelona soon after its 2008 launch, is hard to top. From Monacoeye.com.

Read more at Vanity Fair

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