A Look at the $400 Million Sailing Yacht A

Billionaires love yachts, Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, with a net worth of around $8.7 billion, already owns a motor yacht, called “Motor Yacht A” or M/Y “A”, which is designed by Philippe Starck and Martin Francis and constructed by Blohn + Voss at the HDW shipyard in Kiel, Germany.

The cost of M/Y A is rumored at around $300 million, the A stands for the first initials of its owners, Andrey and his wife Aleksandra Melnichenko, and looks like a stealth submarine/warship.

But the Russian billionaire isn’t satisfied with just one enormous/crazy luxury yacht.

He commissioned the $399.1 million Sailing Yacht A.

The build started back in 2012, and has masts that reach almost 300 feet in the air, with a length of 468 feet.

Sailing Yacht A (or just A), is currently starting to do its first sea trials in the northern German region of Kiel and has been spotted out lately.

Also designed by Phillippe Starck, the Sailing Yacht A is quite the impressive sight.

But the almost $400 million price tag while pricey, it is rumored that he is planning on recouping some of the money he spent by licensing out some of the technology created exclusively for his yacht out to other companies.

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