Category Archives: Opulence

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This $550m yacht is so big it even has a room in its mast

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Sailing Yacht A has been built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. Melnichencko made his fortune in fertiliser, coal and electricity, and likes to spend it on big things. He owns a Boeing 737 BBJ, a villa in Antibes, an estate … Continue reading

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Superyacht sale on cards for New Zealand’s richest man Graeme Hart

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New Zealand’s richest man Graeme Hart is selling one of his superyachts just a few months after taking delivery of it. The Kiwi billionaire’s 107 metre explorer yacht Ulysses – which only had her first cruise in the Mediterranean in … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Expensive Yachts (and The Billionaires Who Own Them)

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Even among billionaire mega yacht owners, there’s competition to be the biggest and best. In celebration of the Monaco Yacht Show, we share the estimated values of the 10 most expensive yachts on the planet. From a movie mogul’s second … Continue reading

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Kiwis in hot demand for luxury yachts.

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Wanted: Kiwi crews for international superyachts. Must be comfortable cruising the globe, chatting respectfully with eccentric billionaires and celebrities and scrubbing toilets for weeks on end. An increasing number of young New Zealanders are trying their luck with a job … Continue reading

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$1.5 million buys the ‘ultimate ride’

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A master surfboard maker has sold a handcrafted board to a New Zealand buyer for a staggering $1.5 million. Roy Stuart, from Putaruru in Waikato, has been crafting wooden boards in his workshop, refining designs and striving for “the ultimate … Continue reading

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How to spend Powerball millions.

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Just after 8pm NZT someone will be jumping up and down and screaming for joy at winning Powerball’s $32 million jackpot. But by Monday they will have some decisions to make, not the least of which what to spend all … Continue reading