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Boat of the Week: Meet the 446-Foot ‘Flying Fox,’ the Largest Superyacht Available for Charter

Chartering for almost $4 million per week, the vessel is the owner's fantasy come true, with a two-deck spa, dive center, 54 crew that include former olympic athletes, two helipads, hospital and, of course, a cryotherapy center., julia zaltzman, julia zaltzman's most recent stories.

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Three time’s a charm for the owner of Flying Fox . Not only did he want hearts to beat faster when guests came aboard this magnificent 446-foot Lürssen, the owner wanted to make sure he included every whim and fantasy for his own pleasure. Think features like the two-deck spa, a professional dive center, two helipads for corporate helicopters, the world’s largest transverse swimming pool and, naturally, a cryotherapy center. He also staffed it former Olympic athletes and British ex-military to provide a first-class crew.

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The good news is that Flying Fox can be shared by the rest of us—or some of us, for about $4 million per week. The length makes her the  largest yacht available for charter . Delivered in 2019, she has just about every luxurious amenity imaginable. In a very real sense, she doesn’t just raise the bar—she sets a new one.

The first glimpse of the turquoise Espen Øino exterior is a quick reveal of the scope of the six-decked vessel. On the aft end, the 40-foot swimming pool immediately catches the eye. The largest transverse pool on any yacht, it has a retractable wall that can divide the water in two. That gives guests a choice between fresh water or salt, and temperatures ranging from steaming to icy.

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The yacht has every possible toy imaginable—and many others that surprise, including a professional dive center, cryotherapy spa, and an onboard hospital.  G. Plisson for Imperial

The yacht’s two helipads also offer owners and guests a degree of flexibility. The 60-foot spot on the stern is the primary landing area for the owner’s H175 Airbus helicopter, with a second 49-foot helipad on the bow. Capable of carrying 12 guests, the H175 is one of the few VIP-configured models on the market. It’s also the owner’s favorite mode of transport.

Built for private use but conceived with the potential for charter, Flying Fox took three years to design. The owner wanted to make sure he included everything he’d missed on his previous two yachts. Imperial Yachts managed the build and is now overseeing charter.

“The original design process was about finding the balance between what the client was expecting and what was possible in terms of technology,” Eric Lepeingle, Imperial’s head of sales and charter, told Robb Report during an exclusive virtual tour. “The idea of having a meticulously designed yacht that also delivers on a technological front really pleased him.”

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This view of the stern gives a sense of the vast but proportional scale of the 446-ft. gigayacht. Not pictured is the 60-ft. helipad on the swim platform.  G. Plisson for Imperial

Beyond her sheer size, the intersection of technology with gracious living is what defines Flying Fox . A large sundeck converts into a dance floor by night, offering live music, private dining and fireworks for the ultimate shindig. The 1,300-foot, two-decked wellness spa is one of the signature accomplishments of the design. Its “sea lobby,” with heated limestone floors and louvred oak paneling, one of the inspirations from interior designer Mark Berryman, makes a beautiful welcoming area, while the sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and relaxation room (with a fold-down balcony at sea level) set the tone.

Flying Fox also has the first cryo-sauna ever installed on a yacht, bringing the spa experience to the next level. It has an antechamber set at -40 ̊F, followed by a main chamber at -116 ̊F. Cryotherapy is typically favored by elite athletes for muscle regeneration. “When he’s on board, the owner enjoys kitesurfing, jet skiing, diving,” says Lepeingle. “He wants to be able to recover quickly. He also wants charter guests to be able to enjoy any activity, so the yacht is designed to anticipate all requirements.”

Adjacent to the Zen-themed spa is the dive center, which includes a three-person decompression chamber and the option to dive depths of up to 328 feet. “To date, our charter guests have enjoyed diving depths of no more than 165 feet,” says Lepeingle, “but if people want to push their limits, we can help them to do that in the most secure way.”

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Designer Espen Øino took great care to ensure that the exterior spaces flowed easily into each other.  G. Plisson for Imperial

Supporting this ethos are the 54 onboard crew. The sports, gym and diving instructors are either former Olympic athletes or ex-British military. The helicopter is serviced by a dedicated pilot and engineer, and the onboard hospital (directly connected to a mainland hospital on a 24/7 basis) has a permanent medic. “Most the crew are typically ex-military because the owner believes military personnel have discipline and experience that normal crew don’t,” says Lepeingle.

Another prerequisite of the owner is the aft open-air galley. Five different types of ovens—tandoor, pizza, barbecue and two rotisseries—are joined by two teppanyaki grills and an alfresco dining area that seats 24 guests. Its five chefs cater for multiple diets and cuisines, all freshly prepared in full view. “One of the rotisseries can fit an entire lamb,” says Lepeingle. “The banquet opportunities are exceptional.”

As a PYC-classified yacht Flying Fox sleeps up to 25 guests, with a crew-to-guest ratio of two to one. The 328-square-foot master suite on the main deck stretches the full 74-foot beam width and takes in a dedicated salon, gas firepit and private jacuzzi (one of three on board). Even the onboard 20-foot irrigated trees are well-watered.

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The yacht has two helipads on the bow and stern. Pictured is its Airbus C175 corporate helicopter, the owner’s favorite mode of transport.  G. Plisson for Imperial

Flying Fox has mostly cruised the Eastern Mediterranean, with Turkey and Greece being the owner’s preferred cruising grounds. The yacht did a stint last winter in the northern most atolls of the Maldives. Currently in port in the Mediterranean, she will be heading to Croatia this summer and is available for charter through Imperial.

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Launched in 2019, this unique vessel at 136-metre length with a beam of 22.5 metres provides a comfortable living space as well as a spectacular design. Despite her extraordinary volume Espen Øino International managed to combine a very elegant and graceful exterior with an absolutely striking look. Flying Fox’s balanced proportions provide generous spaces for numerous leisure activities. Highlights of her exterior profile include the sea terraces, platforms and the enormous aft swimming pool, which extends over the width of the main deck. Combining her flowing and dynamic curves with smart designs, each deck invites outdoor enjoyment throughout the day. In perfect harmony with the powerful exterior design, Mark Berryman has created a contemporary interior conveying a calming warm atmosphere with its soft, neutral tones and tactile finishes.

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Flying Fox: On board the world's most expensive charter yacht that will set you back €3M a week

Power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have been spotted on board the world's largest yacht available for charter, Flying Fox after missing the Met Gala 2021. BOAT takes a tour of the largest and most expensive charter yacht in the world. 

The standout Lürssen superyacht takes the freshest superyacht trends – and then pushes them to the limit. On a canvas of this scale, that’s fantastically far: the 136-metre, six-deck Lürssen yacht towers 32 metres above the waterline – as tall as three London buses balanced end on end – and has seized the crown as the world’s largest charter yacht .

“If people tell you that we can create a brief for a 130-metre-plus project, I can tell you that’s totally wrong,” says Evgeniy Kochman, CEO of brokerage house Imperial, which acted as owner’s rep on the owner’s last superyacht project and shepherded Flying Fox from inception to completion. “Like every yacht, you start with a white sheet – but in this case you have many more spaces to fit and to adapt to a very demanding, meticulous owner.”

Flying Fox’s 7,000 square metres of curving exterior by Espen Øino certainly contain a spectacular array of spaces, designed with originality by Øino, Mark Berryman and the owner, and executed with precision by Lürssen. The owner himself was deeply involved in every detail, “from the engine room to the observation deck”, says Kochman, who personally attended more than 50 meetings with the client, poring over the GA for an average of 14 hours at a time. Key to shaping the design was the owner’s experience on his previous fleet of superyachts. “It looked obvious to combine the facilities of them in one fully functional superyacht,” says Kochman.

Looking at the finished arrangement, it is clear that the key takeaway from his other yachts has been a passion for watersports and wellness – which defines this boat. It’s a modern preference reflected on many new yachts, but never before on this scale. The whole aft end of the yacht is a two-deck temple to on-water fun and relaxation. The tone is set when guests step on to the 22.5-metre-wide bathing platform and into one of the best superyacht spas to date. With heated limestone floors and louvred oak panelling, the centrepiece of this 400-square-metre “sea lobby” is a vast spa pool , the waters of which can be changed from steaming to icy in about 10 minutes (thanks to dual hot and cold tanks) so it can be used as a plunge pool following the hammam or sauna.

There’s also the first cryosauna ever installed on a yacht. It comprises an antechamber at -60 ̊C, followed by a main chamber at -110 ̊C – you stay in for a maximum of three minutes and emerge with a post-sprint endorphin rush. It is popular with professional athletes to aid muscle regeneration and pain relief. “It is not so easy to come down to that temperature; normal air-conditioning cannot do this,” says Florian Preuss, project manager at Lürssen. “You need three compressors and three circuits – so you cool down three times; three independent systems, working in three steps.”

To starboard off the sea lobby lies a loungey relaxation room with a fold-down balcony. To port, the counterpart balcony sits between a kite surf store and a dive centre that will make enthusiasts swoon. There’s every bit of kit imaginable, from advanced nitrox mixing systems to full face masks and underwater scooters, plus a super-quiet compressor. “We can cater for anyone who has never dived before,” says the dive instructor. “We can start you up in the main swimming pool on the aft deck, all the way through to technical rebreather diving here – if we have certified clients on board, we can do expeditions down to 100 metres. We can do enriched air nitrox just for recreational diving or trimix as well.” In the boat’s hospital there’s also a “proper” decompression chamber.

The fun continues in the cavernous and innovative tender garage just forward, which holds five tenders and a treasure trove of toys, from flyboards and hoverboards to Seabobs and windsurfs. The space has also been specced to meet regulations for fuelling the tenders with petrol. “Quite a technical challenge to achieve that,” says the captain, “similar to what supertankers have.”

And there’s space for more. “We also investigated and prepared the tender garage to carry a personal submarine ,” says Preuss. “So we installed an extra hatch in the tender garage so that you can go from the deck above into the submarine.” Because it’s shorter than a tender, launching it via the two sliding cranes designed to hitch each end of a boat would not work, “so we designed a special rack to put the submarine on, which can be picked up by the crane”.

Aside from the tender garage, this spa and sports space is designed to feel cohesive – you can walk via side decks all the way round from the bathing platform to the fold-down terraces either side of the spa. Directly above the lower deck spa pool, meanwhile, a three-metre by three-metre section of deckhead slides into a forward pocket to create a two-deck atrium. Stainless-steel handrails are then erected around the gap on the main deck. When closed, as Preuss puts it, “you can walk over it as if it was not there”; open, it connects the lower and main decks in spectacular fashion.

The spa-like feeling is carried through this aft part of the main deck too. Just inside from the aft deck is a beauty centre, followed by a dry massage room – “We carry a lot of high-tech electrical equipment so we can do body-shaping and electrical facials, and we use high-quality products by Swiss Perfection and Elemis,” says the therapist. There’s a wet massage room too, where “we do massages with the rain showers on, so you’re laid on a nice warm water bed, in a full shower”.

For more active guests there’s a standout superyacht gym packed with the latest Technogym kit, a balcony for fresh-air yoga and a gym “menu” laying out what’s on offer. It is staffed by ex-British military instructors (of the supportive rather than the shouty kind) – in fact, all crew members are dual-trained in order to staff Flying Fox’s wellness and watersports components: for example, the medic is a dive instructor and some of the housekeepers are also hairdressers.

But the jewel in the crown of this whole two-deck space – at least technically – is the 12-metre aft deck pool. A 22.5-metre beam allowed the team to place this transversely. “It was the owner’s idea to do it in this direction and the rationale behind it was that it would take up less space,” says Øino. “If you were to orient it in the longitudinal direction it would overshoot big time into the deck house and the gym, so it was a very rational decision.”

“I don’t think there is another project with a pool arranged this way,” adds Preuss. “And this is, of course, difficult from an engineering side because of the movement of the water – if the ship is rolling it is difficult to keep it in the pool.” The yard ordered extensive model testing at the University of Duisburg-Essen with a 1:10 scale model mounted on a pedestal that moved according to seakeeping analysis of the ship – so simulating real conditions. The yard identified the solution as two retractable baffles that create a “gate” in the middle that breaks up the volume of water, so it can’t build up momentum. Crew can still empty the pool in three minutes, but there are fewer occasions when they will have to and therefore more times the pool can be used.

But all of this is nothing that guests would ordinarily see. What they will notice is the glass front that can be misted to opaque at the touch of a button, the swim jets at one end and the massage jets at the other, and the height-adjustable floor that means it can offer a deep swim, shallow paddle or even, at full height above the water, a bandstand for parties.

The 10 guest suites are ranged forward of the gym, so guests can pad straight from their beds for a workout or, further aft, a morning swim. These rooms are uniformly massive and each opens on to one of the long side decks, which can be separated into broad fixed balconies in different configurations via hidden sliding panels (there are 45 sliding doors on Flying Fox ). “We’ve carried families with the children in one suite and the parents in another, with this one big balcony for them. It works really well,” says the captain.

The decor here, as throughout the yacht, is, says Berryman, “clean-lined, contemporary”, functional and tactile, with Japanese influences. The aim is a feeling of calm that fits perfectly with both the spa and the wider boat, with a small palette of colours, materials and finishes for a cohesive look – golden oak, caramel bamboo, brushed limestone, travertine marble and cream leather, as well as rattans and coconut shell embellishment.

The upper deck master suite carries this pared-back look as well. There’s a 48-square-metre bathroom, centred with an oval bath and huge shower all ranged outboard, for the views through double-fronted sliding doors on to the broad private deck that wraps all the way around the front of the suite. Highlighting the decor is a delicate mosaic of corals and seaweeds at the back of the shower. “The owner has a love of mosaics,” says Berryman, noting that the 1,700-year-old Lod Mosaic found in Israel in 1996 was an influence on their designs. “We also have them on the floors running throughout the main deck and the lower deck areas.” Created for Berryman by a specialist near Venice, they take on a playful character on the guest suite doors, each marked with a different sea creature.

The owner’s suite also comprises a beauty room and his-and-hers dressing rooms, but the cabin itself is the showstopper. “I have to say it was a difficult area to do,” says Berryman. “At 105 square metres you think, well, it’s a bedroom and you’ve got an aft saloon and aft dining room, what does he need out of it?” The solution was to place the bed to port and to create a cosy sitting room to starboard, complete with an ethanol fireplace.

There are 180-degree windows and Øino replaced bulwarks with glass so that views could flow straight out to the seascape. Forward on the private terrace is a huge spa pool with sunpads and seating. Adjacent to the suite is a cluster of work-focused spaces – a meeting room and the owner’s office, accessed through a studio. “The owner said to me early on, ‘I’m here to work, so I don’t want to be looking at the beautiful sea out there; let me face a wall and then I can concentrate,’” says Berryman.

But things get more social with one of the most extraordinary spaces on board. To port on the upper deck lies a loungey sitting room, for flicking through magazines and, perhaps, waiting for a meeting in the office. To starboard, the space drops off, behind glass balustrades, into a double-height saloon.

“Originally the upper deck saloon and dining was laid out to the port and starboard sides. After a few months of looking at those areas, we all felt the boat needed a wow factor,” says Berryman, “and also there was the saloon on the bridge deck – how many saloons did you actually need? So the starboard side upper dining was removed and the double-height space created.” The space is certainly wow-inducing and to avoid the feeling of, as Berryman puts it, “standing in the middle of a field” the seating is grouped in the centre of the saloon, leaving a walkway of warm oak around the outside.

Also aiding a cosy feeling is the real-wood fireplace, one of five superyacht fireplaces on board. They work, as Preuss puts it, “like a normal fireplace at home” except with insulated ducts routing smoke up through the mast with the help of forced extraction, and measures to meet marine safety regulations. “The glass pane in front needs to be closed all the time and there is a shut-off mechanism,” says Preuss, adding that when you are dealing with unusual onboard technology, “regulations don’t exactly describe what is possible and what is not possible – you have to discuss a lot with the authorities to come to a good solution”.

Another unusual – and residential – feature of the saloon is the greenery. It borders the staircase down from the upper deck and sprouts from planters set into the balustrade, while two ficus trees tower in the outer corners of the space. “We have a full irrigation system on board that is then linked down to the engine control room so that you can keep a check on what is working and if there are any problems there,” says Berryman. The different watering schedules, nutrients and quantities for different plants are programmed in. There are also “specialised lighting systems to give them the correct amount of UV without bleaching the materials”, notes the captain.

Adjacent to the bridge deck saloon lies a dining saloon with a long table by Metrica (which made all the loose furniture on board). A central aquarium, filled with bright artificial corals, adds a splash of colour while delineating the spaces (which can be entirely sequestered using sliding screens).

But just as the spectacular spa acknowledges the trend towards wellness, the yacht’s primary dining areas reflect the modern preference for eating al fresco. “My own experience of cruising is that you always end up spending your time on the outside decks,” says Øino, “so actually moving the cooking outside is a very logical thing to do.” The outdoor kitchen on the bridge aft deck features a wok station, a Josper (coal-powered Spanish grill), a rotisserie capable of cooking a whole lamb, goat or suckling pig, a churrasco oven, pizza oven, teppanyaki and tandoori grill. Guests can sit at a counter and watch the chef work, or at an extendable dining table.

Aft, seating around a gas-fuelled firepit offers the perfect nook for a nightcap. “Everyone says it has completely changed the dynamics of the boat, the interaction between the chef and the guests,” says Øino. “The chef is at the forefront and has become the star on board.” On the upper aft deck is a more intimate version of this space, which Øino describes as “more like a juice bar with ice cream and yoghurts”, as well as an outdoor cinema area and another firepit.

There are other noteworthy outdoor spaces. Take the helipad on the sundeck aft – it has an 18-metre D-value, capable of accommodating the world’s largest helicopters, including an Airbus H175. There are also power points and a DJ alcove built into the mast for when the helipad is used as a dancefloor, and a neat waiting room for departing guests (there is also a foredeck helipad on the bridge deck, with a 14-metre D-value). Up top there’s a (relatively) petite roof deck, with the best views out to sea and also all the way down to the main deck, via the glass roof of the lift shaft. “Despite the very large size of the boat, it can sometimes be difficult finding intimate spaces away from everyone else,” says Øino. “But when you are on the top deck you know that you are on your own – it’s private there.”

The relaxed winter garden , meanwhile, is an indoor space that feels airy thanks to two huge openable, domed skylights made by Yachtglass. “They look light but the skylights are massive and actually very heavy so they were not easy to produce,” adds Preuss. “They needed a couple of tries.”

Perhaps the most surprising thing about this boat is that chartering was not among its primary aims. From the equally proportioned suites, to the neutral decor, massive spa, outdoor lifestyle and dynamic positioning, it seems as if she was built for it. There’s even a cinema with D-Box seating for the latest blockbusters with motion and vibrations (Lürssen had to box the room and add “many tonnes of steel”, says Preuss, to soundproof it). This really is a boat with the scope to offer something for everyone.

“Conceiving and building such yachts is not a quiet path for all parties involved,” notes Kochman with some understatement. “But seeing the pride in the eyes of our client at the delivery, of our build and operational team, and of the crew, reminds us why we do this job.” Now that the hard work is done, there’s nothing for the owner to do but sit back and enjoy the most relaxing boat afloat.

The Crew Cut

It takes a powerful “human engine” to run a boat like Flying Fox – and behind-the-scenes design to supercharge crew work. “We carry two galleys, one for guests and one for crew, and four chefs in total,” says the captain. “We have 55 crew to feed two, sometimes three hot meals.” With a full capacity of crew plus 25 guests, that’s 246 meals a day.

The guest galley is a cook’s fantasy. There’s a pasta machine and prep area with drying racks, a lobster tank for the freshest seafood, vacuum packing for tender steaks using a sous-vide water bath, Pacojet freezing blenders for silky purées and ice creams – and every other bit of kit you could imagine. The fridges and freezers on board measure a total of 137 cubic metres.

In terms of space to relax, “crew consideration was always in the middle of everything”, says Evgeniy Kochman. Aside from large cabins, lounge, mess and gym, crew have use of a comfortable outdoor lounge just behind the forward helipad – a request of the owner. The paperless wheelhouse is set up to handle anything the sea can throw at it. “The bridge splits into three key areas,” says the captain, “planning and communication, navigation and emergency response.” Recessed screens can completely isolate the emergency space.

“You allow the bridge officers to continue with the navigation. They don’t get overawed with all the other communication going on, which could create another incident.” It’s a system common on cruise ships, not on yachts.

All images courtesy of Guillaume Plisson for Imperial.

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FLYING FOX // Lürssen // Espen Oeino (136m)

Flying fox (ex project shu) by lürssen has a length of 136 meters..

The local yacht spotter DrDuu captured the float out of the 136m Project SHU at the facility in Bremen-Aumund near the yard’s headquarters in Vegesack. Her elegant and timeless exterior lines are created by Espen Oeino . The low profile takes bulkiness and she looks lighter than M/Y A+ (ex Topaz) (just 11 meters longer). The interior was designed by the British yacht designer Mark Berryman .

It seems the guests have a lot of deck space. Unfortunately, the bridge has been placed on the main deck in front of bow helipad. Not the best user experience for the bridge crew.

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Yacht FLYING FOX comes with two Helicopter pads

The yacht has two helicopter pads. One is on top of the aft deck, the other one is on the bow. She has a beam of 20.50m. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a lot of natural light. At the stern, FLYING FOX has a large fixed bathing platform. Moreover, the yacht is equipped with a 12-meter transverse pool and a 400 square meter two-floor spa.

The yacht is also available for charter for up to 36 day guests for cruising and 22 overnight guests in 11 cabins ( P assenger Y acht C ode ). There are one master suite and ten VIP suites. A charter price is only available upon request. The crew area accommodates 54 people.

The tender collection contains two limousine tenders (12.50m Compass and 12m Windy tender). Moreover, work tenders and two 6.80m Pascoe tenders. Alongside the tenders, a large number of toys like jet skis, kayaks, Seabobs et cetera are available.

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Flying Fox: The Largest Charter Yacht in the World

Flying Fox effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht in the world.

By Ellie Brade

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A yacht the size of the 446-ft M/Y Flying Fox rarely comes onto the charter market. Following her spring 2019 delivery, this one-of-a-kind vessel effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht  in the world.

It is hard to know where to begin when trying to do justice to Flying Fox . Built in Germany by Lürssen , under the supervision of Imperial acting as builder supervisor and owner’s representative, she features a dove gray hull and distinctive curved exterior lines by Espen Øino, with an interior by Mark Berryman. Her staggering length of 446 ft, a beam of 74 ft and her huge volume mean it is no surprise that one of the yacht’s biggest assets is the sheer amount of space on board, both inside and out.

“ Flying Fox ’s layout has been wisely thought out by her designers to ensure that each area offers guests something unique, whether that is a two-story salon to entertain or a cinema room to be entertained,” says Julia Stewart, director of Imperial, the exclusive charter agent for Flying Fox . “The attention to every single detail has been critically observed to provide guests an unforgettable luxurious experience on board.”

A true passion project developed in close collaboration with her owner, Flying Fox ’s appealing design makes her eminently suited to the yacht charter market. Developed to be a home away from home, the yacht is packed with a near-endless list of features that make it hard to consider the idea of ever leaving.

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“ Flying Fox caters to all types of charter guests thanks to her beautiful looks and limitless amenities,” says Stewart. “If you want to set out on an adventure, there are all the toys and tenders you will need and highly trained instructors to take care of you; if fine food is more what interests you, then the culinary offering is unrivaled; for wellness lovers, the spa is unparalleled.”

Flying Fox ’s contemporary and functional interior draws on Japanese influences to create a calm and serene environment that makes use of a small palette of colors and materials including bamboo, oak, fine stones and leather. Exquisite mosaic and tile work also feature throughout the decor. Fresh greenery and towering ficus trees and planters are special touches that enhance the entire vessel and effortlessly bring the outside in.

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PYC compliant, and able to welcome up to 36 guests in the care of 54 expert crew, Flying Fox has accommodations for 25 guests in 11 cabins. These include a show-stopping master suite complete with 180-degree views, his and hers dressing rooms, a private beauty room and a sitting room complete with its own fireplace — one of five fireplaces on board. The 10 additional guest cabins each have their own sea terraces for a personal view across the ocean. Each cabin is en suite with a 75-in TV screen and media center, and has its own design flair.

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A focal interior point for guests is the sweeping atrium-style, two-level salon, which takes full advantage of the available height and volume to deliver a large seating area that overlooks the main salon, with a real-wood fireplace, below. This light-filled haven invites guests to throw off the weight of the world and relax. Other popular interior spots include the full cinema with D-box seating for 14 guests, an Atmos sound system, media system with more than 3,000 movies, a virtual-reality system and an abundance of games. A private dining room, with another real fireplace and enough seating for all on board, boasts its own aquarium as part of the styling, and is the ideal setting for enjoying formal meals created by the yacht’s talented culinary team.

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An emphasis on social living, wellness and relaxation is seen throughout and nowhere less so than the spa. “Covering 4,305 sq ft over two floors, the spa is a state-of-the-art achievement that has been called a ‘little Palace Hotel Merano,’” says Stewart. “From the impressive Jacuzzi set in the middle, through to the hammam, sauna, cryo sauna, dry and wet massage areas, or the fully equipped 970-sq-ft gym, the assets offered are above expectations and run by trained professionals, with proven credentials, or former Olympic athletes.” The cryotherapy chamber is of particular note, as it’s the first to ever be installed on a private yacht, and is able to go down to temperatures of -166 Fahrenheit; it will tick the boxes for those looking for a true endorphin rush. A private medic is also part of the crew on board.

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This dedication to wellness is seen across every deck, with numerous spaces to gather, relax and enjoy the water. The nearly 74-ft-wide swimming platform serves as a base for sunbathing and utilizing the yacht’s vast collection of water gear that includes a large selection of tenders, jet skis and Seabobs. A fully equipped professional dive center is positioned on the port side of the lower deck, with two dedicated folding terraces. “The on-board dive center is the best ever built on a superyacht,” says Stewart. “Run by PADI-certified specialists who have the ability to train guests, it includes an impressive selection of gear of all sizes, its own breathing system that allows it to be completely autonomous and a three-seat decompression chamber.”

If the ocean doesn’t appeal, then head to the main deck, home to a truly impressive 40-ft pool. Placed transversely — a unique approach when compared to most superyacht layouts — the pool has an adjustable floor height that allows users to tailor their swim, with swim and massage jets at alternate ends. The pool is also a popular gathering spot for sunbathing or simply enjoying drinks and the undisturbed views. Other highlights across the four exterior decks include sheltered lounge areas, sun-drenched teak decks, two Jacuzzis — one on the owner’s deck and one on the sun deck forward — and the privately positioned roof deck that delivers escapism and serenity in equal measure.

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Food lovers will appreciate the multitude of dining options found throughout the yacht. “On the cuisine side, Flying Fox is definitely out of this world: not only carrying some of the best chefs, with some having worked with Michelin-starred chefs, but also having impressive galley capacities and incredible areas to dine,” says Stewart. Favorite spots include the bridge deck, with a dining setup, bar and an open kitchen with cooking options, including a full-size rotisserie, tandoori, pizza oven and teppanyaki and churrasco grills, which ensure all tastes and flavors are covered.

While capable of traveling to far-flung destinations, Flying Fox is currently based in the Mediterranean. Access in even the most remote anchorages is easy thanks to the two helipads on board, with the upper deck helipad ranked as ‘18-meter D-Value’ and big enough to accommodate Flying Fox ’s Airbus H175 12-seat helicopter, the largest private helicopter in the world. The upper deck helipad has a double use and can transform into a dance floor like no other for partying under the stars.

The visionary  Flying Fox  yacht dwarfs her competitors — literally and figuratively — and delivers luxury escapism in the highest measure.

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  Flying Fox yacht is available to charter from $4m per week.

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FLYING FOX - Luxury 136 meters (446 feet) Superyacht Charter

Measuring an impressive 136 meters (446 feet) in length, the Flying Fox is more than just a vessel; it is a resort built for immersive, adventurous travel experiences and a world of endless possibilities both on board and in the water (helicopter included). The primary suite is located on the upper deck, and there are 10 VIP suites located on the main deck. Some may indulge in the 400 square meter spa, enjoy the first cryotherapy chamber ever installed on a yacht, or experience the artistry of the dedicated beauty salon. Others may engage in kite surfing, sailing or powered water sports under the supervision of the water sports team. The onboard dive instructors offer every PADI course, as well as specialist courses with closed circuit rebreathers for a world-class underwater experience. For those who are already masters of the deep, there is a professional standard IHC deck decompression chamber, allowing remote diving expeditions without compromising safety. This blend of romanticism and thrill of discovery is made possible by the yacht’s dedicated crew members.

As the cool grip of winter descends on other parts of the globe, the Flying Fox will set the course for the sun-kissed shores of the Indian Ocean, where the turquoise waters and pristine beaches of the Seychelles and the Maldives await.

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Lurssen delivers 136m superyacht 'Flying Fox'

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By Katia Damborsky   6 March 2019

Launched under the name Project Shu in 2017, the 136m/446ft megayacht Flying Fox was delivered this morning.

Setting off on her maiden voyage to Norway, Flying Fox departed Lurssen ’s facilities in Bremen one final time this morning.

Her impressive proportions place Flying Fox at number 14 in the Top 100 Superyachts in the World, bumping the 85m/279ft charter yacht O’PTASIA from the leaderboard.

She joins 29 other yachts built by Lurssen in the Top 100, proving once again that the German shipyard excels when it comes to size. Dominating the leaderboard for the World’s Top 100 Superyachts, Lurssen have the 181m/592ft superyacht AZZAM  occupying first place, and the 85m/285ft superyachts ACE and ARETI coming in at joint 99th place.

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Interestingly, Flying Fox also marks the 14th yacht in the Top 100 which features exterior design by Espen Oeino . The esteemed design firm have managed to create a sinuous and sleek profile, gently enhanced by flowing lines and elegant superstructure.

The superyacht boasts a gross tonnage of 9100 GT and a beam of 20.5 metres, and is completed by two helicopter pads which measure 14 and 18 metres respectively. This will allow Flying Fox to accommodate some of the largest choppers on the market.

Flying Fox ranks at number 14 in the World's Top 100 Superyachts.
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Commissioned by an experienced owner, Flying Fox will replace an earlier yacht of the same name which is now known as motor yacht DYTAN . Measuring 74m or 241ft, DYTAN was built by Nobiskrug in 2012, and sports the same chrome-grey hull as Flying Fox.

The interiors of Flying Fox are the work of Mark Berryman, and although little is known about them, it is expected they will embody neutral tones and soft fabrics, offset by light-infused spaces.

Peter Lürssen, the managing partner of the shipyard, said, “The owner’s input within all aspects of the yacht’s design was clear, strong, and exacting.”

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Flying Fox Superyacht: One of the Most Luxurious and Largest Yachts in the World

The 136 m Flying Fox superyacht is regarded as one of the most luxurious motor yachts ever made. It was built in 2018 by Lurssen, a German shipyard. Built to facilitate guests with the ultimate luxury yacht chartering experience, it has everything one can expect from a spacious, world-class yacht. Elevators, a helipad, underwater lights, movie theatre, gym, beach club, and spa are just some of the top-notch amenities of this mighty yacht.

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How did the Imperial team collaborate with Lurssen for the luxury Flying Fox?

The collaboration between Lurssen and Imperial results from their solid professional relationship. The Imperial delivers a luxurious yacht charter service to its customers by including this superyacht in its charter fleet. The Imperial functions as the yacht management company and handles the role of the operational manager in this collaboration.

Lurssen and its entire team, including Mark Berryman and Espen Oeino, worked in sync with the Imperial to create this incredibly customized superyacht that is redefining luxury. Its extraordinary, curvy exterior design featuring wavy lines and steel-grey hull gives it an iconic look. Not to forget that the spectacular and comfortable Flying Fox interior design features take its uniqueness to the next level.

Imperial was involved in the entire construction project to ensure there was no compromise with the interests and ideas of the owners. So, the Flying Fox superyacht is the result of perfect sync between the two companies.

This 136-meter-long sea vessel is PYC-compliant. Its 11 cabins make it capable of accommodating 22-25 guests. The unique part is that they are facilitated with private terraces where they can enjoy mesmerizing sea views.

The Flying Fox has everything one desires for a luxury yachting experience. The 12 m long swimming pool crossing the main deck is the highlight of this king-size superyacht. And as we have already mentioned, it has all the technologically advanced equipment and tools for operations.

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Ultra-luxury features of the Flying Fox yacht that are straight out of a fantasy

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Top-notch comfort is synonymous with the Flying Fox superyacht thanks to its innovative design and shape. The sea vessel’s vast swimming pool, large roof deck, and modern-themed interiors signify its magnificence and stand as a testimony to Espen Oeino’s brilliance. This is an ideal yacht to take across the best sailing destinations in the world. Sadly you won’t be able to rent this specific yacht from our yacht rental in Dubai company, but we have other fabulous yachts for charter that you can take a look at.

Check below the major specs of this unique vessel:

Structural specifications

Type Motor yacht
Crew 54
No. of guest accommodation 22-25
Draft 5.1m
Beam 22.5m
Length 136m
Guest cabins 11
Facilities Swimming pool, gym, surfboards, nightclub, sauna, spa, etc.

Mechanical specifications

Engine type Diesel
Maximum speed 20 knots
Engine power 6000hp
Net power 12000hp
Range 6500nm
Cruising speed 15 knots
Propellers 2

Design specifications

Hull Steel
Gross tonnage 9022
Deck material Teak
Superstructure material Aluminum
No. of decks 4
Exterior designer

 

Espen Oeino International

Interior designer

Mark Berryman Design Ltd

Who is the owner of the Flying Fox yacht?

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Flying Fox superyacht has laid a new definition of a one-of-a-kind charter adventure. Currently, this yacht is available only through its central agent – Imperial. Russian businessman Dmitry Kamenshchik has claimed to be the owner of this luxury yacht.

Some reports suggest that Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Flying Fox, although those are just rumors. According to previous reports, the yacht costs a whopping $400 million. And it is one of the main reasons that the name of the world’s richest man is associated with this luxury yacht as owner.

According to Forbes and Bloomberg, there were never any documents or officials to confirm that Jeff Bezos is a Flying Fox owner. While various websites and news agencies claim that they have enough sources to verify that this yacht was bought under his name, it has been proven that he has never owned it.

However, the fact can’t be denied that this yacht has everything that the ultra-rich could ask for in a sea vessel. Flying Fox is in the fourteenth position on the world’s largest yachts list.

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Russian billionaire businessman Dmitry Kamenshchik is reportedly the current owner of the Flying Fox superyacht. According to the reports, he bought this luxury sea vessel in 2022. Furthermore, Dmitry owns the Domodedovo Airport, one of the biggest airports in Europe’s eastern area.

Since March 2022, the yacht has been detained in the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo port. But it is to be noted that (as per verified reports) the Flying Fox yacht owner isn’t related to the government of Russia.

Can the Flying Fox accommodate helicopters?

The boat features two helipads that can accommodate large-sized helicopters. In addition, the Flying Fox superyacht has an Airbus H155 helicopter onboard – worth US$10 million. It’s a 446 feet long sea vessel and has everything you could expect from a luxury yacht. The main deck has a unique 40-ft swimming pool transversely placed in the area.

Unlike the layout of other superyachts, Flying Fox comes with an adjustable floor height allowing users to customize their swimming experience. There are massage jets towards their alternate ends.

Furthermore, the pool area serves as a gathering spot for visitors where they can enjoy their favorite drinks, sunbathe, or indulge themselves in scenic views of the sea. The four spacious exterior decks include Jacuzzis and a roof deck where the visitors can enjoy quality time with their friends and family.

What are the costs of booking a Flying Fox charter?

The rental price of this yacht is €3,000,000 per week. Note that pricing is more or less the same in both summer and winter seasons and that this is the rental price. The total rental cost of the Flying Fox superyacht amounts to approximately $3,255,000.

Visitors can enjoy various luxuries including jet-skiing, the finest therapies, and treatments like Jacuzzi, Cryosauna, hammam, Zapata flyboards, etc. There are experienced dive instructors, experienced kiteboard instructors, and an exterior cooking station including a Teppanyaki, Rotisserie, and pizza oven onboard.

Listed below are the major features of the yacht. Let’s have a look.

  • High-tech security system onboard
  • Movie theater with luxurious D-box seats
  • On-demand video and music with an excellent selection of Russian and English movies
  • 400 square meter spa providing best-in-the-class treatments such as Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, professional therapists, and more
  • Spacious bridge deck with exterior cooking station including Teppanyaki, pizza oven, rotisserie, and other facilities
  • 12-meter long swimming pool
  • Dive center with professional instructors

Activities and sports

  • 4 F5S Seabobs
  • Awake RÄVIK 3
  • Kite inventory and experienced kiteboard instructors
  • Zapata Flyboards
  • 3 GTX300 jetski
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, towable inflatables, water skis, etc

Awards granted to the Flying Fox

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The grandeur of the Flying Fox is simply unmatched. From the spa area to its magnificent pool, top-notch guest cabins, and spacious deck, this charter yacht provides a truly luxurious and extraordinary experience.

Lürssen has indeed created and designed a flawless floating masterpiece that meets the standards of Imperial Yachts in every aspect. The designers Espen Oeino and Mark Berryman did a fabulous job worth rewarding. Flying Fox results from a good team spirit and unparalleled dedication of professionals involved in designing and manufacturing.

This superyacht is the largest yacht and quite different from its fellow nominees. As a result, in the latest developments of awards and recognitions for yachts, the judges awarded the yacht under a new category – “Best Displacement Motor Yachts 5000 GT and above”.

It was a massive challenge for the makers to build this boat. Hence, this proud achievement of theirs deserves accolades and awards. They have elevated the standards of the yachting industry by bringing this yacht to the market. So far, this luxury sea vessel has been given the following awards and recognition for its awesome specs and facilities.

World Yacht Trophies

The yacht was one of the finalists for the ‘Yacht of the Year’ category in the World Yachts Trophies 2019 awards.

Boat International Design 2020

The extravagant and flawless Fox yacht interior and exterior designs made it one of the finalists for Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 for Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts – 50m and above.

The World Superyacht Award 2020

This yacht won the ‘Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above’ title in The World Superyacht Awards 2020.

Other nominations and awards earned by the Flying Fox

Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 Best Naval Architecture: Displacement Motor Yachts Finalist
Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 Outstanding Lifestyle Feature Finalist
Robb Report 2020 Charter Yacht Winner

Flying Fox is not only known for its advanced technical elements, but it’s also a clear winner in terms of interior layout, guest facilities, and construction quality. The makers have hit perfection by bringing this incredible floating vessel to life.

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Frequently asked questions About the Flying Fox yacht

Can i buy the flying fox yacht.

Currently, the Flying Fox isn’t available for sale. As per the data collected by the SuperYacht Times market intelligence system, the last sale of the Flying Fox took place in 2013.

Does Bill Gates own the Flying Fox yacht?

No, Bill Gates isn’t the owner of a Flying Fox. He recently chartered the 107m megayacht named Lana which is no less than a super-luxurious sea vessel.

Is Flying Fox the biggest private yacht in the world?

No, currently, the Flying Fox is the 17th largest yacht in the world. The 180 m Assam is regarded as the largest yacht ever made.

Where is the Flying Fox yacht now?

Since 21st March, the Flying Fox, owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik, has been in the Dominican Republic. The Homeland Security Investigations officials acted on the United States government’s request, and the yacht was stopped from leaving the country’s borders.

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About Super Yacht Flying Fox

Flying Fox is the 14th biggest yacht in the world. She is now available for charter. The Italian media dubbed her the 'Jeff Bezos Yacht,' but Amazon issued a statement denying his participation. Jeff Bezos is in the process of building a huge sailing boat .

FLYING FOX, a 136m luxury superyacht for charter, has been tasked with becoming the new definition of a tailor-made and one-of-a-kind charter adventure. She is currently only available through Imperial, who is serving as Charter's Central Agent.

Her curvy and extraordinary exterior design, combined with her dove grey hull designed by award-winning  Espen Øino , combine to create a spectacular and one-of-a-kind vessel. Her 136-metre length and PYC compliance, as well as her 22.5m broad beam, offer a pleasant living area and a distinctive design on both the outside and inside. FLYING FOX can accommodate up to 25 people: her elegant, modern interior design by Mark Berryman includes 11 staterooms for 25 guests in night mode, all with private sea-view terraces.

The 12-metre swimming pool that runs transversely on the Main deck is a first for a superyacht of this scale and a technological challenge unlocked. For those wishing to escape the outer world, FLYING FOX is designed with a never-previously-seen 400sqm 2-floor Spa with the greatest assets and treatments that only a palace can give.

Lurssen Yachts just delivered the boat. She was dubbed "Project SHU." On AIS data, her name was changed to Flying Fox. Her first stopover was in Norway. She has since spent time in the Mediterranean, visiting Cannes, Capri, and Sardinia. She spent the winter of 2019/2020 in the Maldives and conducted several charters. She will return to the Mediterranean in June 2020.

One of the World's Largest Yachts

The Flying Fox is one of the world's biggest yachts. She is the world's 14th biggest yacht in terms of length. A location shared with the well-known boat Savarona . Which is the exact same length.

However, she is a significantly larger yacht than Savarona. Because she has a lot of loudness. She is 136 meters (446 feet) long and has a beam of 20.5 meters (67ft). Her draught measures 5 meters.

Espen Øino designed the boat. Its hull is made of steel, while her superstructure is made of aluminum. She's propelled by two MTU engines. According to AIS data, the vessel has a peak speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots. However, we believe she is capable of faster speeds.

A big pool on the main deck aft is one of the yacht's attractions. There's also a cinema, an elevator, and two helipads. She has the capacity to transport the biggest helicopters on the market.

She features a wide beach area as well as a number of swim platforms. The boat offers a two-deck spa that includes a gym, sauna, hammam, and massage room. The boat is equipped with a hospital and a decompression chamber.

Yacht Purchase Price

We anticipate that the superyacht will cost (at least) $300 million . She takes the place of a 73-meter Nobiskrug yacht. She was sold and is now named Dytan .

Imperial Yachts can arrange for the Flying Fox yacht to be chartered. The yacht is not available for purchase.

The boat is equipped with an Airbus H155 helicopter. With VP-CFF registration. The unit cost of an Airbus H155 is $10 million.

Owner of a Flying Fox

According to reports in Italy and Turkey, the boat is owned by US billionaire Jeff Bezos . However, we do not believe Flying Fox is Jeff Bezos' yacht. Amazon's Chairman, CEO, and President is Jeff Bezos. His net worth is estimated to be $ 165 billion. As a result, he can afford such a boat. Amazon.com issued a statement denying his participation.

Dmitry Vladimirovich Kamenshchik , according to some reports, is the owner of the Lürssen superyacht Flying Fox.

Dmitry Vladimirovich Kamenshchik is the chairman and owner of Moscow Domodedovo Airport in Russia. According to Forbes, he is the 27th richest Russian businessman, with a net worth of $3.8 billion as of April 2015.

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FLYING FOX currently registered in the Cayman Islands is actively available for charter in several cruising destinations.

The luxury motor yacht FLYING FOX was built by Lurssen and delivered to her owner in 2019.

The exterior of FLYING FOX is designed by Espen Oeino.

The 446ft / 136m FLYING FOX has been constructed with a steel hull and is powered by 2X MTU diesel with a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 20 knots.

Charter guest accommodation

FLYING FOX has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 22 charter guests in 11 suites.

The guest cabins comprise a primary suite with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom facilities and 10 VIP suites with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom facilities.

Your luxury charter crew

Your luxury charter on board motor yacht FLYING FOX will be managed by the crew of 54 including the captain.

The crew will ensure you have a relaxed and enjoyable charter experience with all of your needs catered for while on board.

The 54 crew have their own separate crew quarters allowing guests to enjoy increased levels of privacy.

Amenities & Entertainment

Amenities on board for the charter guests include Air Conditioning, BBQ, Beach club, Beauty salon, Cinema, Outdoor shower, Elevator, Games console, Gym, Helipad, Ice maker, iPod dock, Jacuzzi on deck, Media movie server, Satellite Communications, Satellite radio, Satellite TV, Sauna, Spa, Stabilizers, Steam room, Streaming online media, Swim platform, Swimming pool and Wi-Fi.

An extensive list of further amenities and water toys can be seen under the features and amenities section.

Yacht charter destinations

FLYING FOX is Currently cruising in the Indian Ocean, the West Mediterranean and Africa.

Sample itineraries for the cruising destinations can be supplied by your professional charter broker allowing you to plan your luxury yacht charter vacation in detail.

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Bay of Bengal

West Mediterranean

  • Balearic Islands
  • Corsica & Sardinia
  • Sicily & Aeolian Islands
  • Amalfi Coast
  • French Riviera
  • West Indian Ocean
  • South Africa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beauty salon
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outdoor shower
  • Games console
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • Media movie server
  • Satellite Communications
  • Satellite radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Stabilisers
  • Streaming online media
  • Swim platform
  • Swimming pool
  • Inflatable Watertoys
  • Banana boat - towable
  • Beach games
  • Jet Skis (standup)
  • Paddleboards
  • Tube - towable
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Waverunners (Sit Down)
  • Dive Compressor
  • Crew can instruct
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Underwater lighting

Destinations

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much to charter flying fox.

FLYING FOX has a weekly charter price starting at €4,000,000 and an estimated daily charter price of €667,000.

How many guests on board FLYING FOX?

FLYING FOX can accommodate 22 sleeping guests on board in 11 cabins.

Legal Disclaimer

Motor Yacht FLYING FOX is displayed on this page for informational purposes and may not necessarily be available for charter. The yacht details are displayed in good faith and whilst believed to be correct are not guaranteed, please check with your charter broker. Charter Index does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or images displayed as they may not be current. All yacht details and charter pricing are subject to change without prior notice and are without warranty.

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Specification

Yacht nameFLYING FOX
Speed (cruising)31.5kph / 17kn
Speed (max)37kph / 20kn
Engine2X MTU diesel
HullMonohull
FlagCayman Islands
Launched2019
BuilderLurssen
DesignerEspen Oeino

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Massive $455 million 'Flying Fox' yacht linked to Russian oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik is now stuck in the Dominican Republic after U.S. authorities requested an investigation into the vessel

  • The Flying Fox yacht, which is reportedly linked to Russian oligarch, Dmitry Kamenshchik has been stuck in the Dominican Republic since March 21
  • Dominican Republic officials acted on a request from the United States government and stopped the vessel from leaving the country 
  • Homeland Security Investigations agents inspected the superyacht last Friday to determine if there are any connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin 

By Adry Torres For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:50 EDT, 29 March 2022 | Updated: 12:06 EDT, 28 March 2024

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A $455 million superyacht allegedly linked to a Russian oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik remains anchored in the Dominican Republic after the United States government requested an investigation into the vessel as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine .

The Flying Fox has been prohibited from sailing from the Caribbean island after it arrived there from St. Barts on March 21.

The luxurious vessel docked in the resort town of La Roma to refuel and restock on food supplies. It took off before it was stopped in Santo Domingo and forced to dock at the Don Diego Port.

Agents with the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) visited the yacht last Friday as part of its investigation and were accompanied by officials from the Foreign Relations Ministry, General Directorate of Customs and Office of the Attorney General.

DailyMail.com has reached out to HSI for comment.

The Flying Fox, a $455 million yacht, which is reportedly linked to Russian billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik, owner of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, is currently anchored in the Dominican Republic following a petition from the United States government as it investigates any possible connections to President Vladimir Putin as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The Flying Fox, a $455 million yacht, which is reportedly linked to Russian billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik, owner of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, is currently anchored in the Dominican Republic following a petition from the United States government as it investigates any possible connections to President Vladimir Putin as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Homero Figueroa, spokesperson for Dominican President Luis Abinader, said on Tuesday that the Attorney General's office has the results of an inquiry into the Flying Fox superyacht, which is anchored in Santo Domingo as U.S. and Dominican officials investigate whether it is linked to Russian oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik

Homero Figueroa, spokesperson for Dominican President Luis Abinader, said on Tuesday that the Attorney General's office has the results of an inquiry into the Flying Fox superyacht, which is anchored in Santo Domingo as U.S. and Dominican officials investigate whether it is linked to Russian oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik

The Flying Fox has 57 crew members but not passengers, according to Dominican Republic authorities

The Flying Fox has 57 crew members but not passengers, according to Dominican Republic authorities

Russian billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik has not been sanctioned by the United Kingdom, European Union and United States. He is the owner of Domodedovo Airport, one of the biggest airports in Russia

Russian billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik has not been sanctioned by the United Kingdom, European Union and United States. He is the owner of Domodedovo Airport, one of the biggest airports in Russia

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Homero Figueroa, press secretary for Dominican President Luis Abinader, appeared on Color Vision's Today morning show and revealed that the Office of the Attorney General had the results of its inquiry.

'If something is found that conflicts with the legal regulations in the Dominican Republic, we will proceed according to the law. If there is nothing irregular, the yacht will be released,' Figueroa said.

Figueroa added that while there has been a joint collaboration with their U.S. counterparts, each agency has a 'different objective.'

A helicopters on the deck of the luxurious Flying Fox yacht, which has been anchored in the Dominican Republic since March 21

A helicopters on the deck of the luxurious Flying Fox yacht, which has been anchored in the Dominican Republic since March 21

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents visited the Flying Fox yacht last Friday

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents visited the Flying Fox yacht last Friday

'Dominican institutions act in the sphere that the regulations allow and the investigation carried out by the Dominicans obeys a totally different objective than the (United States) institution that was present in the Dominican Republic,' Figueroa added. 'We refer to the possible findings that the Dominican institution (Customs) may find in the raid of the yacht.'

Kamenshchik's 466-foot long yacht, according to Dominican authorities, has 57 crew members but not passengers aboard.

Considered the world's largest yacht available for charter – it has hosted Jay-Z and Beyonce - the Flying Fox features stands 104 feet above the waterline, according to Boat International.

The yacht features a pool, spa, gym and 11 cabins.

Considered the world's largest yacht available for charter – it has hosted Jay-Z and Beyonce - the Flying Fox features stands 104 feet above the waterline, according to Boat International. The yacht features a pool, spa, gym and 11 cabins

Considered the world's largest yacht available for charter – it has hosted Jay-Z and Beyonce - the Flying Fox features stands 104 feet above the waterline, according to Boat International. The yacht features a pool, spa, gym and 11 cabins

The yacht was built in 2019 and features a pool, spa, gym and 11 cabins for 25 passengers.

The investigation into the yacht allegedly tied to Kamenshchik who owns Moscow's Domededovo Airport – one of the largest in Russia – comes as the European Union, United Kingdom and the United States have zeroed on in Russian billionaires and confiscated their vessels, homes and jets for bankrolling President Vladimir Putin.

VesselsValue's head of superyachts, Sam Tucker, recently told Forbes that ownership of the massive vessels by the oligarch's ' is notoriously private.' 

The yachts are typically owned through offshore companies. There are at least 43 yachts are worth at least $5.4 billion. Sanctioned Russian billionaires possess 22 vessels that are worth $3.1 billion.

'Technically speaking, these yachts are owned by a special purpose vehicle, often being in a different jurisdiction to the beneficial owner,' Tucker said. 'There are also lease systems, which further distance the [owner] from the asset.'   

United Kingdom officials seized a Russian businessman's $49 million yacht on Tuesday. Officials boarded the Phi in Canary Wharf, east of London.

The vessel is the first to be detained in the UK under sanctions imposed because of the war in Ukraine.

'It's just another indication that we will not stand by whilst Putin's cronies are allowed to sail around the world in these kinds of yachts and people in Ukraine are suffering,' Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

'When you see what he's doing to Ukraine, when you see what he's doing to people's lives, it can't be right to have a yacht like this here in London, able to just sail away, and that is why we've impounded it and denied its ability to go anywhere right now.'

Finland last week seized 21 yachts as it investigated whether they were owned by Russian oligarchs.  

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Luxurious Yacht Charters to Indulge In

Posted: July 19, 2024 | Last updated: July 19, 2024

<p>Why not consider indulging in a luxurious yacht charter when looking for a unique <a href="https://travelreveal.com/destination-guides/">vacation idea</a>? If being out on crystal-clear water is what you crave, look at our list of the most gorgeous, comfortable, and luxurious yacht charters to book. Each one provides different amenities, features, and experiences. Let's get started!</p>

Why not consider indulging in a luxurious yacht charter when looking for a unique vacation idea ? If being out on crystal-clear water is what you crave, look at our list of the most gorgeous, comfortable, and luxurious yacht charters to book. Each one provides different amenities, features, and experiences. Let's get started!

<p>La Datcha is a unique yacht equipped to take you wherever you want. It can handle different waters and climates, providing luxury and comfort throughout the trip. Sized to hold 12 guests and 19 crew members, the La Datcha is 252 feet long. It can have two helicopters, snow scooters, and small beach-lander tenders.</p> <p>On the deck of the La Datcha is a Jacuzzi. The interior features a wellness center where you can relax and enjoy a massage. There's even a fully equipped gym where you can stay current with your workouts. The La Datcha even houses a certified dive center if you want a fun activity.</p>

La Datcha is a unique yacht equipped to take you wherever you want. It can handle different waters and climates, providing luxury and comfort throughout the trip. Sized to hold 12 guests and 19 crew members, the La Datcha is 252 feet long. It can have two helicopters, snow scooters, and small beach-lander tenders.

On the deck of the La Datcha is a Jacuzzi. The interior features a wellness center where you can relax and enjoy a massage. There's even a fully equipped gym where you can stay current with your workouts. The La Datcha even houses a certified dive center if you want a fun activity.

<p>Moderately sized at 246 feet long, the Feadship Arrow is a luxury yacht designed to accommodate 12 guests and 22 crew members comfortably. Its interior features an open floor plan, meticulously crafted with modern and sophisticated elements, including circular furniture and décor.</p> <p>Within this luxurious space, guests can enjoy a variety of upscale amenities. The package includes an onboard gym for fitness enthusiasts, a full kitchen equipped with a pizza oven for culinary adventures, a relaxing Jacuzzi, and a well-equipped entertainment lounge. Charter the Feadship Arrow and elevate your social life with this ultimate aquatic retreat.</p>

The Feadship Arrow

Moderately sized at 246 feet long, the Feadship Arrow is a luxury yacht designed to accommodate 12 guests and 22 crew members comfortably. Its interior features an open floor plan, meticulously crafted with modern and sophisticated elements, including circular furniture and décor.

Within this luxurious space, guests can enjoy a variety of upscale amenities. The package includes an onboard gym for fitness enthusiasts, a full kitchen equipped with a pizza oven for culinary adventures, a relaxing Jacuzzi, and a well-equipped entertainment lounge. Charter the Feadship Arrow and elevate your social life with this ultimate aquatic retreat.

<p>Belonging to the esteemed superyacht category, the Tatoosh is a substantial vessel stretching to a vast 301 feet. This luxurious craft, custom-built in 2000, is managed by the renowned Fraser Yachts. With a series of updates undertaken in 2015, every aspect of the Tatoosh feels revitalized and fresh for your chartering experience.</p> <p>The crowning glory of this boat is the top deck, where you will find a master suite and a saloon for your enjoyment. View the lower levels to discover various facilities for relaxation and entertainment. These include a state-of-the-art movie theatre, a spa complete with a massage room, a gym for those fitness-focused moments, spacious deck areas for social gatherings, a swimming pool for refreshing dips, and a cozy fireplace.</p> <p>As a guest on the Tatoosh, you enjoy travel options that extend beyond the yacht itself. Moreover, you can come and go as you please by helicopter, adding extra excitement to your journey. If you prefer a more grounded experience, a sailboat and a powerboat are also available.</p>

The Tatoosh

Belonging to the esteemed superyacht category, the Tatoosh is a substantial vessel stretching to a vast 301 feet. This luxurious craft, custom-built in 2000, is managed by the renowned Fraser Yachts. With a series of updates undertaken in 2015, every aspect of the Tatoosh feels revitalized and fresh for your chartering experience.

The crowning glory of this boat is the top deck, where you will find a master suite and a saloon for your enjoyment. View the lower levels to discover various facilities for relaxation and entertainment. These include a state-of-the-art movie theatre, a spa complete with a massage room, a gym for those fitness-focused moments, spacious deck areas for social gatherings, a swimming pool for refreshing dips, and a cozy fireplace.

As a guest on the Tatoosh, you enjoy travel options that extend beyond the yacht itself. Moreover, you can come and go as you please by helicopter, adding extra excitement to your journey. If you prefer a more grounded experience, a sailboat and a powerboat are also available.

<p>One of Golden Yachts' greatest treasures is the O'Pari. Stretching 311 feet and belonging to the superyacht category, the O'Pari boasts a top-notch entertainment system and a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, among other amenities. There is a gym on board, water equipment, and more. The O'Pari is located in Athens, Greece. Moreover, you can travel anywhere along the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, including Malta, Italy, Croatia, and southern France.</p>

The O'Pari

One of Golden Yachts' greatest treasures is the O'Pari. Stretching 311 feet and belonging to the superyacht category, the O'Pari boasts a top-notch entertainment system and a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, among other amenities. There is a gym on board, water equipment, and more. The O'Pari is located in Athens, Greece. Moreover, you can travel anywhere along the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, including Malta, Italy, Croatia, and southern France.

<p>Taking prominence as one of the most substantial yacht charters, the Moonlight II is a marvel on the sea. Nearly reaching a vast 300 feet, this floating palace is designed to provide supreme comfort for 36 guests, accommodated across 18 exquisite rooms and 35 crew members. It stands among the largest luxury yacht charters globally, exemplifying opulence and exclusivity. Boasting numerous impressive features, the Moonlight II caters to every whim of its guests. Whether it's working out in the gym, relaxing in the spa, enjoying a movie in the private cinema, unwinding in one of the two Jacuzzis, attending to business matters in the business center, or seeking medical attention in the onboard medical center, every convenience is just a few steps away. Once you set foot on the Moonlight II, you'll find it holds a world in itself, a world you'll never want to leave.</p>

The Moonlight II

Taking prominence as one of the most substantial yacht charters, the Moonlight II is a marvel on the sea. Nearly reaching a vast 300 feet, this floating palace is designed to provide supreme comfort for 36 guests, accommodated across 18 exquisite rooms and 35 crew members. It stands among the largest luxury yacht charters globally, exemplifying opulence and exclusivity. Boasting numerous impressive features, the Moonlight II caters to every whim of its guests. Whether it's working out in the gym, relaxing in the spa, enjoying a movie in the private cinema, unwinding in one of the two Jacuzzis, attending to business matters in the business center, or seeking medical attention in the onboard medical center, every convenience is just a few steps away. Once you set foot on the Moonlight II, you'll find it holds a world in itself, a world you'll never want to leave.

<p>Making a grand entrance at 325 feet is the Christina O'. This sea titan can comfortably accommodate 34 guests and 38 crew members. The Christina O' is designed with a singular purpose – to ensure you unwind and relax during your vacation. It boasts a wellness and massage room, a well-equipped fitness area, several sophisticated dining areas, and an exclusive beauty suite for pampering yourself. But if you're in the mood for some high-octane adventure, you can take advantage of the onboard Jet Skis or banana boats or explore the depths with the available snorkeling equipment.</p>

The Christina O'

Making a grand entrance at 325 feet is the Christina O'. This sea titan can comfortably accommodate 34 guests and 38 crew members. The Christina O' is designed with a singular purpose – to ensure you unwind and relax during your vacation. It boasts a wellness and massage room, a well-equipped fitness area, several sophisticated dining areas, and an exclusive beauty suite for pampering yourself. But if you're in the mood for some high-octane adventure, you can take advantage of the onboard Jet Skis or banana boats or explore the depths with the available snorkeling equipment.

<p>Imperial's Lana is a shining star in the realm of luxury-chartered yachts. Stretching a majestic 351 feet in length, it offers an exclusive experience for just 16 guests housed in 8 rooms. Seven of these are VIP rooms, ensuring absolute luxury for the occupants. After all, with such limited guest capacity, the Lana offers ample space to roam and unwind.</p> <p>In 2021, Lana’s interior received a facelift, infusing it with a rejuvenated aura of relaxation and comfort. Wellness enthusiasts will appreciate the onboard spa, which offers various treatment rooms for ultimate rejuvenation. To complement this, Lana also boasts a gym for fitness needs, a movie theatre for entertainment, and a beach club when you wish to sit back, relax, and soak in the ambiance.</p>

Imperial's Lana is a shining star in the realm of luxury-chartered yachts. Stretching a majestic 351 feet in length, it offers an exclusive experience for just 16 guests housed in 8 rooms. Seven of these are VIP rooms, ensuring absolute luxury for the occupants. After all, with such limited guest capacity, the Lana offers ample space to roam and unwind.

In 2021, Lana’s interior received a facelift, infusing it with a rejuvenated aura of relaxation and comfort. Wellness enthusiasts will appreciate the onboard spa, which offers various treatment rooms for ultimate rejuvenation. To complement this, Lana also boasts a gym for fitness needs, a movie theatre for entertainment, and a beach club when you wish to sit back, relax, and soak in the ambiance.

<p>The biggest luxury yacht we'll cover in this article is the Flying Fox. It's an impressive 446 feet, with the ability to service 25 guests by way of 54 crew members. Mark Berryman, a famous British designer, formulated the interior design. The Flying Fox has everything the smaller yacht charters have, including a spa, beauty room, dry massage room, wet massage room, and various social spaces. The difference is in the details. Sitting areas feature a fireplace, widescreen televisions, dining rooms, surround sound systems, and an aquarium. If you want to dine on food favorites, this yacht has a pizza oven, tandoori grill, wok station, and rotisserie. On board, The Flying Fox is like nothing you've seen before and worth considering for your upcoming indulgent vacation.</p>

The Flying Fox

The biggest luxury yacht we'll cover in this article is the Flying Fox. It's an impressive 446 feet, with the ability to service 25 guests by way of 54 crew members. Mark Berryman, a famous British designer, formulated the interior design. The Flying Fox has everything the smaller yacht charters have, including a spa, beauty room, dry massage room, wet massage room, and various social spaces. The difference is in the details. Sitting areas feature a fireplace, widescreen televisions, dining rooms, surround sound systems, and an aquarium. If you want to dine on food favorites, this yacht has a pizza oven, tandoori grill, wok station, and rotisserie. On board, The Flying Fox is like nothing you've seen before and worth considering for your upcoming indulgent vacation.

<p>Regarded as one of the world's largest superyachts, the Tis stretches an impressive 364 feet. Built in 2018, this floating marvel offers a myriad of high-end amenities. Guests can enjoy a wet bar for refreshments, a massage room for ultimate relaxation, and a beauty salon for pampering. It also features a spa for wellness, a gym for fitness enthusiasts, and a bridge deck offering panoramic views.</p> <p>A grand staircase, reminiscent of a luxury hotel, seamlessly connects the different levels to the main deck, enhancing the yacht's luxury. After all, every inch of the Tis was thoughtfully designed to ensure maximum comfort, aiming to provide you with a serene and lavish ‘home away from home' experience.</p>

Regarded as one of the world's largest superyachts, the Tis stretches an impressive 364 feet. Built in 2018, this floating marvel offers a myriad of high-end amenities. Guests can enjoy a wet bar for refreshments, a massage room for ultimate relaxation, and a beauty salon for pampering. It also features a spa for wellness, a gym for fitness enthusiasts, and a bridge deck offering panoramic views.

A grand staircase, reminiscent of a luxury hotel, seamlessly connects the different levels to the main deck, enhancing the yacht's luxury. After all, every inch of the Tis was thoughtfully designed to ensure maximum comfort, aiming to provide you with a serene and lavish ‘home away from home' experience.

<p>Overseen by Flying Charter, the Lauren L spans 295 feet but is meticulously designed to accommodate every luxury you envision in a yacht charter. This floating masterpiece can comfortably house 36 guests within its 20 distinct cabins, promising a bespoke experience for each guest.</p> <p>Common areas designed for socialization abound, including a sun-drenched sundeck and a serene solarium. For those seeking leisure and relaxation, the Lauren L doesn't disappoint. The Lauren L features a bubbling Jacuzzi and a fully stocked bar for leisure. It also includes a steam room for ultimate relaxation, a rejuvenating spa, a personal pampering beauty center, and an entertainment cinema. Also, let's not forget the play area, which is perfect for the younger guests. All these attributes make the Lauren L the ideal choice for intimate, personalized vacations with friends or family.</p>

The Lauren L

Overseen by Flying Charter, the Lauren L spans 295 feet but is meticulously designed to accommodate every luxury you envision in a yacht charter. This floating masterpiece can comfortably house 36 guests within its 20 distinct cabins, promising a bespoke experience for each guest.

Common areas designed for socialization abound, including a sun-drenched sundeck and a serene solarium. For those seeking leisure and relaxation, the Lauren L doesn't disappoint. The Lauren L features a bubbling Jacuzzi and a fully stocked bar for leisure. It also includes a steam room for ultimate relaxation, a rejuvenating spa, a personal pampering beauty center, and an entertainment cinema. Also, let's not forget the play area, which is perfect for the younger guests. All these attributes make the Lauren L the ideal choice for intimate, personalized vacations with friends or family.

<p>Overseen by Flying Charter, the Lauren L spans 295 feet but is meticulously designed to accommodate every luxury you envision in a yacht charter. This floating masterpiece can comfortably house 36 guests within its 20 distinct cabins, promising a bespoke experience for each guest.</p> <p>Common areas designed for socialization abound, including a sun-drenched sundeck and a serene solarium. For those seeking leisure and relaxation, the Lauren L doesn't disappoint. The Lauren L features a bubbling Jacuzzi and a fully stocked bar for leisure. It also includes a steam room for ultimate relaxation, a rejuvenating spa, a personal pampering beauty center, and an entertainment cinema. Also, let's not forget the play area, which is perfect for the younger guests. All these attributes make the Lauren L the ideal choice for intimate, personalized vacations with friends or family.</p> <p>Though a luxurious yacht charter cruise may not suit everyone’s budget, it is an indulgence worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime. This extraordinary experience offers an unparalleled sense of luxury and adventure. After all, if you want to travel like a celebrity, you’ll want to set sail on one of these luxurious yacht charters.</p> <p><strong>More from Travel Reveal:</strong></p> <ul class="wp-block-list">   <li><a href="https://travelreveal.com/adventure/15-wildest-cruise-ship-activities/">15 Wildest Cruise Ship Activities</a></li>   <li><a href="https://travelreveal.com/destination-guides/cruise-lines-with-their-own-private-islands/">12 Cruise Lines With Their Own Private Islands</a></li>   <li><a href="https://travelreveal.com/travel-tips/cruise-food-what-to-avoid-and-enjoy/">Cruise Ship Secrets: 10 Foods to Avoid & 10 Foods to Enjoy</a></li>  </ul> <p>The post <a href="https://travelreveal.com/adventure/luxurious-yacht-charters-to-indulge-in/">Luxurious Yacht Charters to Indulge In</a> appeared first on <a href="https://travelreveal.com">Travel Reveal</a>.</p>

Though a luxurious yacht charter cruise may not suit everyone’s budget, it is an indulgence worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime. This extraordinary experience offers an unparalleled sense of luxury and adventure. After all, if you want to travel like a celebrity, you’ll want to set sail on one of these luxurious yacht charters.

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  3. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox. Launched in 2019, this unique vessel at 136-metre length with a beam of 22.5 metres provides a comfortable living space as well as a spectacular design. Despite her extraordinary volume Espen Øino International managed to combine a very elegant and graceful exterior with an absolutely striking look.

  4. The Airbus H155 helicopter of the yacht Flying Fox. Flight operations

    Helicopter operations of the Airbus H155 (VP-CFF). She is approaching her 'mother vessel' superyacht Flying Fox. Not very high quality, but fun to watch!http...

  5. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox: https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/charter-superyacht-flying-fox-sardiniaFlying Fox yacht specifications: https://www.superyachttimes.com...

  6. Flying Fox Yacht Charter

    With plenty of onboard entertainment, motor yacht Flying Fox is an exceptional yacht charter choice. The 136m/446'2" 'Flying Fox' motor yacht built by the German shipyard Lurssen is available for charter for up to 22 guests in 11 cabins. This multi-award winning yacht features interior styling by British designer Mark Berryman Design.

  7. FLYING FOX Yacht • Dmitry Kamenshchik $400M Superyacht

    The Flying Fox yacht is a testament to opulence and craftsmanship, with a build price estimated at $400 million. The yacht's price is equivalent to approximately $45,000 per ton volume, reflecting its unmatched luxury and meticulous design. Additionally, the annual running costs for the Flying Fox yacht amount to around $40 million, ensuring ...

  8. Flying Fox: On board the world's largest yacht for charter

    Flying Fox: On board the world's most expensive charter yacht that will set you back €3M a week. Power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have been spotted on board the world's largest yacht available for charter, Flying Fox after missing the Met Gala 2021. BOAT takes a tour of the largest and most expensive charter yacht in the world.

  9. Inside 136m superyacht Flying Fox

    By Katia Damborsky 5 July 2019. Delivered earlier this year, the 136m/446ft motor yacht 'Flying Fox' made plenty of waves when she joined the international charter fleet. Now, you can take a sneak peak inside the world's largest charter yacht. With elegant and sinuous exteriors from Espen Oeino and quality German craftsmanship by Lurssen ...

  10. FLYING FOX Yacht

    The yacht has two helicopter pads. One is on top of the aft deck, the other one is on the bow. She has a beam of 20.50m. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a lot of natural light. At the stern, FLYING FOX has a large fixed bathing platform. Moreover, the yacht is equipped with a 12-meter transverse pool and a 400 square meter two-floor spa.

  11. Flying Fox

    Luxury superyacht for charter FLYING FOX is called to become the new definition of tailor-made and unique charter journey, now exclusively available through ...

  12. Flying Fox: The Largest Charter Yacht in the World

    A yacht the size of the 446-ft M/Y Flying Fox rarely comes onto the charter market. Following her spring 2019 delivery, this one-of-a-kind vessel effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht in the world.. It is hard to know where to begin when trying to do justice to Flying Fox.Built in Germany by Lürssen, under the supervision of Imperial acting as builder supervisor ...

  13. FLYING FOX

    FLYING FOX - Luxury 136 meters (446 feet) Superyacht Charter. Measuring an impressive 136 meters (446 feet) in length, the Flying Fox is more than just a vessel; it is a resort built for immersive, adventurous travel experiences and a world of endless possibilities both on board and in the water (helicopter included).

  14. Lurssen delivers 136m superyacht 'Flying Fox'

    Setting off on her maiden voyage to Norway, Flying Fox departed Lurssen's facilities in Bremen one final time this morning. Her impressive proportions place Flying Fox at number 14 in the Top 100 Superyachts in the World, bumping the 85m/279ft charter yacht O'PTASIA from the leaderboard.. She joins 29 other yachts built by Lurssen in the Top 100, proving once again that the German shipyard ...

  15. Flying Fox Yacht

    The 136 m Flying Fox superyacht is regarded as one of the most luxurious motor yachts ever made. It was built in 2018 by Lurssen, a German shipyard. Built to facilitate guests with the ultimate luxury yacht chartering experience, it has everything one can expect from a spacious, world-class yacht. Elevators, a helipad, underwater lights, movie ...

  16. Lurssen Flying Fox Superyacht: Features, Photos & Specifications

    The Flying Fox is a luxury superyacht built by the renowned German shipyard Lurssen, famous for building some of the world's largest and most impressive yachts.Flying Fox is the world's 14th largest yacht in terms of length, measuring 136 meters (446 feet). She was originally named Project SHU but was later renamed Flying Fox after her delivery in 2019.

  17. DMITRY KAMENSCHCHIK: The Russian Billionaire Behind Moscow's ...

    The yacht is designed by Espen Øino. It has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She is powered by 2 MTU engines. AIS data show a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots. But we think she is capable of higher speeds. The Flying Fox yacht, built by Lurssen Yachts, is one of the world's largest and most luxurious superyachts.

  18. Super Yacht Flying Fox

    Flying Fox is the 14th biggest yacht in the world. She is now available for charter. The Italian media dubbed her the 'Jeff Bezos Yacht,' but Amazon issued a statement denying his participation. Jeff Bezos is in the process of building a huge sailing boat. FLYING FOX, a 136m luxury superyacht for charter, has been tasked with becoming the new ...

  19. Lurssen delivers 136m superyacht Flying Fox for serial owner

    With an exterior by Espen Oeino and an interior by Mark Berryman, the yacht's key features include two helipads, capable of hosting the largest helicopters out there. Another highlight of the 136-meter Flying Fox is the large swimming pool located aft of the main deck. The superyacht also boasts large sea terraces, swim platforms for watersports.

  20. FLYING FOX

    Available for CharterOn the ranking of the largest yachts in the world, Flying Fox superyacht is listed as number 20th. ACCOMMODATIONFlying Fox's interior la...

  21. FLYING FOX Yacht Charter

    The luxury motor yacht FLYING FOX was built by Lurssen and delivered to her owner in 2019. The exterior of FLYING FOX is designed by Espen Oeino. The 446ft / 136m FLYING FOX has been constructed with a steel hull and is powered by 2X MTU diesel with a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 20 knots. Charter guest accommodation

  22. Massive 'Flying Fox' yacht linked to Russian oligarch is stuck in the

    A helicopters on the deck of the luxurious Flying Fox yacht, which has been anchored in the Dominican Republic since March 21 U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents visited the Flying ...

  23. Luxurious Yacht Charters to Indulge In

    The biggest luxury yacht we'll cover in this article is the Flying Fox. It's an impressive 446 feet, with the ability to service 25 guests by way of 54 crew members. Mark Berryman, a famous ...

  24. Mega Yacht " FLYING FOX " was built in 2019 by Lurssen (446'2 / 136m

    The 446'2 / 136m Custom motor yacht 'Flying Fox' was built in 2019 by Lurssen. The yacht's interior has been designed by Mark Berryman Design and her exteri...