It is only 4-metres long but the sleek yacht has enough space for a helipad, tennis court and wellness centre
What the $600M ‘world’s biggest yacht’ will look like inside
The $600m Ekonia yacht, billed as the world’s biggest yacht, has been unveiled to the media in Monaco.
The sleek vessel, built by the Italian company Fincantieri, has more than six times the area of the average house, or about $24m (£18m) per square metre.
It has 12 bedrooms, a helipad, basketball court, and gym, as well as a mind centre and spa. It will also have a swimming pool, canopied dining area, balcony and space for more than 100 guests.
The hull has been sunken into the sea and will weigh in at 2,910 tonnes when it is completed in 2020.
The boat, named after a James Bond villain, features unique ways of opening up the engine bay, so there will be room for a swimming pool when the second hull is lifted by barge.
When it is completed, the watercraft will feature 12 bedrooms. Photograph: Fincantieri
Inside the yacht, there are features to keep passengers happy and comfortable, such as the low-beamed living room. Photograph: Fincantieri
Chris Cipson, the Fincantieri senior vice-president for the Middle East and northern Africa region, said the yacht would give passengers “instant access to a modern lifestyle”.
“This boat will be a light installation, by cutting edge technology. For the first time in the history of racing yachts, the people of Ekonia will be able to enjoy the elements uninterrupted on the beach and in the water,” he said.
The company says its sweeping curves provide the vessel with the freedom to perform various manoeuvres, allowing it to perform all types of roles, including as a “dynamic expedition vessel and a passenger vessel”.
Fincantieri said it wanted to create the “ultimate luxury yacht that will be the most celebrated of all time”.