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Blohm + Voss 119m
POA

LOA 390.5ft/119m

Built in 2008
By Blohm+Voss
Guests 12
Cabins 7
Crew 42

Philippe Starck Design

Built by Blohm + Voss in 2008, the 119m superyacht ‘A’ is considered one of the finest yachts on the water. Designed by Philippe Starck, ‘A’ is a truly unconventional superyacht with her upside down hull and unique exterior aesthetics. The luxury yacht features a whole range of unique features from her innovative engineering and design to her three swimming pools that create currents to swim against. Motor yacht ‘A’ also features two unique 11m tenders, the Open and the Limo models, also designed by Starck. Motor yacht ‘A’s interior is a modern and masterfully designed environment, featuring excellent use of space, wood furnishings and numerous other details such as a glass roof looking up into one of the swimming pools.

  • Accommodation: 12 guests in 7 staterooms
    Crew: 42

  • Exterior Design: Francis Design
    Interior Design: Philippe Starck

  • Length: 390.5ft/119m
    Beam: 
    61.10ft/18.87m
    Draft:
     16.10ft/5.25m

  • GT: 5959
    Speed: 19.5kn

Design Features
Special Elements

A is decorated, equipped, and staffed to an extremely opulent standard. There is almost 2,200sq.m of interior space, including 230sq.m for the master suite. A secret “nookie room” hidden behind mirrored panels. Mirrored surfaces feature extensively throughout the interior, along with Baccarat crystal which is used not only for the glassware and tableware, but for the furniture too. There are six guest suites, although they have moving walls and can be converted to four larger staterooms. The original discothèque was down-sized, while the suites’ decor was toned down, although she still featured leather or white stingray hides on the walls and ceilings, and crocodile-skinned furniture.

Security Features
Uniqueness

Above-deck there is a helipad and swimming pool forward of the superstructure and two more pools aft, one of which is glass-bottomed and can be viewed from the below-deck disco. 37 staff are employed on the vessel, and there are living quarters for five more staff accompanying the owners or their guests. Security is tightly controlled, with 44 mm (1.7 in)-thick bomb-proof glass in the windows, over 40 CCTV cameras, motion sensors, biometric fingerprint/keypad entry for restricted areas, and a rumoured escape pod in case of emergencies.

 

Awards
Winner

Showboats Awards 2009-Most Innovative Yacht 100 Metres and Over: Winner, International Superyacht Society Awards 2009, Best Power 65+m: Winner, World Superyacht Awards 2009-Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 3,000GT and above (approximately 85m+): Finalist

Prominent Features

A glimpse of the outstanding characteristics

Uniqueness

…submarine inspired noticeable whereas cruises, one of the most eccentric designs…

Iconic yacht

…the most photographed around the globe, with three swimming pools, including one with a glass floor, luxurious cabins, special garage and water leisure…

Autonomy & Speed

…powered by two diesel engines, the yacht has a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19.5 knots, with a range of 6,500 nautical miles. A shot of the garage saloon…

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