Here's What It's Like Chartering A $900,000 USD Per Week Mega-Yacht
Ever wondered what chartering a $900,000 USD mega yacht would be like? Let's take a look inside the magnificent M/Y Galactica Star. You might have heard of it, celebs such as Jay Z & Beynce have chartered it for leisurely fortnight long cruises through the Med, visiting the Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Cannes, and Formentera along the way.
The yacht, which estimates suggest cost around £50 million (A$105m) measures 65 metres in length and has a top speed of 28 knots (51km/h), making her pretty spritely for a 213ft floating palace. The Galactica Star can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, with with a full-beam master suite, an upper-deck VIP cabin, and four further double cabins. There’s also an epic beach club with cinema room and a 10-square-metre balcony. Oh, and of course it has a helipad too just in case you plan on taking a joyride above Cannes or Sardinia.
The charter rate is reportedly USD$900,000 a week, but here’s the catch. It’s not officially a charter vessel, so you have to know the owner (Nigerian billionaire Kola Aluko) to even step aboard.
Here’s a look inside.