02 Aug Inside the $300M Mega Yacht Nirvana
With a repertoire to rival the most outlandish Saudi and Russian mega-yachts, the Nirvana is causing a bidding war among billionaire sailors as they battle to snap up the £230 million sea city.
Only a handful of yachts have been priced more than the one-year-old vessel – making it one of the most luxurious floating mansions on the planet. Star of this year’s Robb Report’s Best of the Best, the luxury yacht dominates in lavishness and elegance.
Built by Dutch construction gurus Oceanco and designed by Australian Sam Sorgiovanni, the 88.5 meter-long yacht has a remarkable pedigree history.
The fantastic mega-yacht houses six decks and can sleep as many as 12 guests in six cabins and affords room for a crew of 26. A vast aft deck and a large sunbed area await guests arriving from a fabulous dip in the 7.5m luxury pool.
Priced at $300 million, the yacht flaunts a lavish decor that evokes a tropical rain forest. Sorgiovanni selected nearly 200 interior materials, including at least 10 wood varieties.
Woven Indonesian rattan ceilings pair with bamboo flooring carved to resemble windblown sand. The main salon even features an exotic reptile house.
The glamorous guest cabins contour the main deck with floor to ceiling windows, as well as the full-beam VIP stateroom.
Equipped with unmatched state-of-the-art amenities, Nirvana is the epitome of leisurely luxury. If the sights and sounds of the deck won’t suffice, the mega-yacht even features a high-end 3D cinema with seating for 10 people. The cinema also includes a bar, a popcorn maker, a 3-D projector, and a digital media library with over 3,500 films.
The central glass-enclosed circular elevator is wrapped in a stainless steel Balinese sculpture made to resemble bubbling water. The elevator services all decks and leads guests up to the owner’s deck which can be transformed into a secluded on-board retreat.
The owner’s stateroom dominates over half of the upper deck, with a private sunbathing area with Jacuzzi forward, salon with terraces over the sea and a covered dining area. Exterior stairs on the above deck lead to the bridge deck and the enormous superbly equipped gymnasium and spa.
Although the bespoke craftsmanship has attracted a huge amount of interest from willing buyers, none have mustered up the cash as of yet.
A spokesman for Edmiston, the company marketing the yacht, said: “Nirvana is without question one of a handful of elite world cruising yachts around today, and it is certainly the most impressive and opulent yacht currently on sale.”
“Every inch of the ship has been painstakingly designed and built. There really is little else like it.”
“There, of course, has been a lot of interest in the listing but as of yet no sale has been agreed”.