Air of mystery surrounds €700m super-yacht

Mystery surrounds who is aboard a €700m luxury super-yacht which was moored in Cork City over the bank holiday weekend.

The Air was berthed at Horgan Quay at the weekend but moved to the deep water quay Cobh yesterday evening where it replaced the Independence of the Sea cruiseliner.

It is expected to remain in Cobh for the next few days.

For “security reasons”, details about the vessel’s movements and those aboard have not been revealed by the port authorities.

Registered in the Cayman Islands, the luxurious Dutch-built yacht is available for lease for a reportedly cool €750,000 a week.

Rumoured to be worth €700m, the Air is the epitome of state-of-the-art luxury. Despite rumours of celebrities being aboard the vessel, no stars have been spotted in Cobh to date.

The yacht is 81m long and can accommodate 12 guests in seven spacious staterooms. There is also a split-level owner’s suite.

There are six guest suites: Two on the upper deck, one on the main deck, and three on the lower deck.

Amongst the ship’s many features are a sundeck pool, a well-equipped sundeck gym, an elevator to all decks, massage and steam rooms, and a fully certified helicopter pad which, should a client require, can be used for commercially operated helicopters. And that’s not to mention the 102in pop-up movie screen for the off chance you get bored of the sea view.

The yacht also comes with an extensive array of toys to enjoy in the water including dinghies, kayaks, a jet ski, and scuba gear and snorkel equipment.

The blurb for those interested in renting the yacht says it comes complete with a “first-rate international crew” which is able to “tend to guests’ every need, requirement, and desire”.


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