However wealthy they are, yacht owners are invariably time-poor and what better way to enter and exit their yachts swiftly than a helicopter? Also, no expedition yacht worthy of the name does not come with a helicopter to explore the remotest areas of the globe. Here we present five yachts for sale, all equipped with helipads.
Having undergone a recent complete interior refit, the 78m Pegasus V has been redefined as a prestigious superyacht in her size and is available for charter and sale. Complex and sophisticated use of marble, onyx and bold-coloured soft furnishings flow seamlessly through her six decks.
This beautifully styled and very spacious yacht is equipped with every conceivable amenity, featuring a helipad, a party deck with disco and cinema plus a beach club and pool. Lloyd’s classed and MCA compliant, she accommodates 12 guests in a full-beam owners’ suite with private terrace plus two VIP suites, two doubles and a twin.
Pegasus V is asking $94.9 million with Denison & Daves.
Stuart Larsen at Fraser Yachts is offering the mighty 66.7m expedition yacht Amazon Express for sale asking $7.5 million. Built in 1966 as a trawler yacht, she was converted by Venice’s Arsenale yard in 1984 and further refitted in 1994. Lloyd’s classed, she accommodates 15 guests in seven staterooms and can carry a four-ton helicopter. A single 1,710hp Wichmann engine gives Amazon Express a range of 12,000 nautical miles, making her a true go-anywhere yacht.
Built and equipped for action by U.S. builder Trinity Yachts in 2006, the 59.7m Ulysses combines tough, go-anywhere expedition capability with a luxurious interior that surrounds guests in comfort and style.
Ulysses has a rugged steel hull and aluminium superstructure and, powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she can be self-sufficient for long periods. At a cruising speed of 12.5 knots, her range is 6,000 nautical miles, and she is fully equipped to take guests well off-the-beaten-track.
Lloyd’s registered and MCA compliant, this superyacht has a vast array of equipment, including RIB tenders, a five-person Perry submarine, two waverunners, a dive compressor and helipad.
Accommodation is for up to 16 guests in a master suite, five double and two twin cabins along with three Pullman berths.
Following a recent $12.5 million price drop at Fraser Yachts and Burgess, Ulysses is now asking $36.5 million.
Built by Holland’s Amels yard in 1974 as a pilot vessel for the Dutch Navy, the 59m motor yacht Akula was converted into an expedition yacht by Vosper Thornycroft in England in 1999, at which time a helicopter deck and hangar were also added. Three Deutz 600hp engines give Akula a cruising speed of 13 knots and her rugged build quality makes her capable of worldwide cruising.
Listed for sale by Simon Ting at bluewater, Akula is asking $10.95 million.
The 46.7m Soraya 46m motor yacht left her building shed in April 2013 for the first time to prepare for her final fitting out.
The Soraya 46 is styled by Uniellè Yacht Design with naval architecture by Meccano Engineering. She features a modern design with an atypical helipad, which can be raised hydraulically to give access to the foredeck.
The modern interior, designed by Ales Bratina, accommodates up to 12 guests in a full-beam master suite on the main deck, two VIP staterooms and two twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth.
The Soraya 46 is powered by twin 969kW Caterpillar engines giving a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 12 knots.
For sale at €25 million with International Yacht Collection, her launch is scheduled for August.
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