Larry Page’s superyacht Senses sheltering in Port Nelson, New Zealand
by Sophia Heath
Larry Page’s superyacht Senses is being forced to spend the weekend in Port Nelson, New Zealand waiting for the weather to clear.
The Google co-founder’s 59 metre Senses arrived at Port Nelson on Monday (3 August) having left Westhaven Marina in Auckland on the Friday (July 31). A crew member has told local press that the Senses is likely to remain in Port Nelson until the weather improves, when it will then continue towards New Zealand’s Fiordland.
Fiordland is the country’s largest national park situated in the South West corner of New Zealand’s South Island, with an area of more than 12,500 km². The area boasts some of the country’s most dramatic natural scenery and is a beautiful place to visit if you are sailing your superyacht to New Zealand or enjoying a luxury yacht charter in New Zealand.
It is not clear whether Larry Page is on Senses, which he reportedly bought for more than $4om in 2011 from New Zealand’s Sir Douglas Myer.
Senses is described as the “ultimate discovery yacht” and has four high speed tenders, a helipad and a nautical range of 6,000 miles. It is possible to charter Google founder Larry Page’s luxury yacht Senses from €400,000 a week.
Built by Fr. Schweers shipyard in Germany in 1999, Larry Page’s superyacht Senses has been creating quite a stir in Port Nelson, with locals coming down to take pictures of her striking design. The superyacht was first spotted in Auckland in early July and it is unclear how much longer she will be in New Zealand.
New Zealand celebrated a rise in the number of superyachts visiting last year with a record number visiting ports in the country. Earlier this month one of the world’s largest yachts Ocean Victory arrived in Auckland after battling storms.