Real estate mogul Nick Candy is selling his superyacht – to buy a bigger one.
The superyacht, dubbed 11.11, is listed for sale at €59.5m (£53.4) by yacht dealer Y.Co and was custom built by Italian shipbuilding company Benetti. Built in 2015, it boasts six cabins for 12 guests and can reach a maximum speed of 16.5 knots.
For those not in the market for a new yacht, rest assured that it can be chartered for €650,000 per week (£583,000), with a crew of 16 people.
Entertainer and Australian actress Holly Valance wife of billionaire had bought her a £26 million ($53 million) yacht — even though she got seasick.
Aussie Holly, 32 — mum of two-year-old Luka — was “heavily involved” in redesigning “11.11” to make it childproof, 43-year-old Nick told Boat International magazine.
The ex-Neighbours and Strictly star also helped choose the decor including expensive artwork by Tracey Emin, 52.
“There were no bars and the sundeck was all wrong — everything was too small, the jacuzzi, the seating. Inside it was like a Russian tsar’s palace,” British property mogul Nick said of the yacht’s revamp.
“It’s not my family’s style. Functionality and comfort are the most important things. My wife told me, ‘I’m not sitting on another sofa that’s uncomfortable’.”
The 63-metre superyacht, which is docked in Croatia in the summer, is a World Superyacht Award winner. It features a helipad, limo tender, fours bars and two main bedroom suites. Candy told the Times that he had hired a “whole team of architects” to build a bigger yacht, adding that it had been in the works for nine months. The British developer is best known for the One Hyde Park apartment block in London’s Knightsbridge.
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