Billionaires Join Forces To Back World’s Largest Superyacht

SLIDESHOW: Look inside the plans for Quintessentially One.

​Five billionaires are backing what will be the world’s largest superyacht, a “floating private members’ club” launched by concierge company Quintessentially.

This 220m yacht will be 40m longer than the world’s current biggest private vessel, Azzam, owned by UAE billionaire, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Costing £213 million to build and named Quintessentially One, the yacht will serve Quintessentially members as a seaborne private members’ club, anchoring in the world’s finest locations for glamorous events, including the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival and Rio Festival, to name a few.

The superyacht has reportedly secured backing from a quintet of anonymous billionaires, who have paid £8.5 million each to finance the luxury yacht, in exchange for ownership of a suite. The 12 top-floor suites will span three floors and stretch over 100 square metres.

Debt financing from Norway and Italy has also been agreed, where the yacht will be built and fitted out. The naval architect is Yran & Storbraaten, although the shipbuilder is still unconfirmed. Set to make its first voyage in 2019–20, the yacht will comprise 112 berths and cost a reported £2,000 a night to stay for members. Quintessentially Elite membership is priced at upwards of £15,000 a year.

Aaron Simpson, Quintessentially’s co-founder, says: “This is a wonderful way to cater and meet the demands of Quintessentially’s global members when they all descend on the same high-profile events that currently don’t have enough supply. It will be the world’s largest floating private membership club. Where the traditional cruise model is to go somewhere, dock and get off; we will dock and people will want to get on.”

Quintessentially One will operate as a boutique hotel with residential suites and lower berth rooms, as well as a library, spa, gym, marina, ‘beach area’, shopping, and a bar and nightclub. Simpson also sees the superyacht hosting exclusive parties with famous performers. The concierge has long-running relationships with A-list artists such as Elton John.

For more information go to www.quintessentiallyone.com

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