PHOTOS: A one-of-its-kind, 143-meter long, gigantic vessel in Limassol!

It suddenly appeared close to the Limassol coast on Saturday morning turning all heads and cameras on it. The gigantic vessel with the futuristic design was described as an “extraterrestrial” phenomenon by the people that happened to be near it. Born from the desire of the owner to push the boundaries of engineering and challenge the status quo of the industry', "Sailing Yacht A" is undoubtedly a most innovative and unique creation, worth around €400 million.

The 143-meter superyacht, which was has 3 masts, as tall as 91,44 meters are in fact taller than Big Ben's tower, is owned by a Russian billionaire. “Sailing Yacht A” boasts 8 floors - with a helicopter pad on one of the decks - and an underwater observation room. It is believed to be one of the world's largest sailing superyachts, designed to accommodate 20 guests and a crew of 54.

The unconventional yacht was designed by Frenchman Philippe Starck, who challenges the expectations of conventional aesthetics, and built by German Naval Yards, Nobiskrug. For Limassol, it is of great importance to attract such a unique sailing vessel. “Sailing Yacht A”, a customer at the Limassol Marina, did receive some services there, during its short stay in the area.

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