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Futuristic $500m sailing yacht ‘A’ arrives in Croatia

Sailing yacht A arrives in Croatia

‘A’ (Photo credit: Feliz/CC BY-SA 4.0)

SPLIT, 3 September 2021 – One of the world’s most futuristic and expensive luxury sailing yachts arrived in Croatia today. 

The unique 142.8-metre sailing yacht ‘A’, which is valued at around $500 million, docked in front of the port of Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast this afternoon, Dalmacija Danas reported. 

The yacht is owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who is a regularly visitor with his wife to the Croatian coast.  

Designed by French architect Philippe Stark, sailing yacht ‘A’ is one of the largest and most futuristic sailing yachts in the world. It was built by German shipyard Nobiskrug and delivered in 2017.

The yacht’s mast reaches almost 100 metres in height, taller than the Big Ben in London. ‘A’, which can accommodate up to 20 guests and a crew of over 50 on eight floors, can reach a top speed of 20 knots without using her sails. 

Some of the features include a swimming pool with a retractable roof, helipad, underwater observations pod and a touch-sensitive digital control system which can enable sails to be raised and lowered.  

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