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Flying Fox Superyacht: A Celebrity Yacht Steeped In Mystery

The lavish gigayacht has been referred to as “Disneyland for adults,” because it is fitted with every toy and leisure experience imaginable. The pleasure vessel is worth $650,000,000 and is touted the 16th longest superyacht and 14th largest in the world, dwarfing neighbouring boats in the port. The boat has eleven private cabins complete with private sea terraces that can accommodate up to 25 passengers and a crew of 55. 

The Flying Fox in Ibiza

The Flying Fox in Ibiza. Lurssen’s colossal superyacht ‘The Flying Fox’ is 440 feet in length. Image credit: Tom Drust. A Cross-wiki upload from de.wikipedia.org

Who Designed The Flying Fox?

Lürssen designed and constructed the gigayacht. The German shipbuilding companies are responsible for producing some of the most iconic and luxurious yachts in the world, including Rising Sun, Octopus, Amastasia, Aurora and many more. 

Espen Oeino designed the Flying Fox’s exteriors. Curved lines echo throughout and provide a sense of fluidity, congruous with the ocean. There is a distinct synergy with the exterior and interiors. Mark Berryman styled the interiors in a turquoise and ivory colour palette, using lustrous fabrics to provide a sense of luxury and tranquillity. The soft, rounded furniture reinforces the sinuous, tidal formations of the exterior. The extensive use of glass, mixed with open and stunning double space provides a sense of space and light, which is key for life onboard a boat. 

Does Jeff Bezos Own the Flying Fox?

Although the media have reportedly claimed her as Jeff Bezos’ yacht’, Amazon have since released a statement denying his involvement. It seems the Flying Fox is one thing that Jeff Bezos doesn’t actually own (yet). The superyacht industry is opaque, offering celebrity yacht owners total privacy, with many superyacht owners choosing to remain anonymous. The owner of this superyacht continues to be shrouded in mystery, but one thing we do know is that wellness and watersports are central to the design revealing a few clues about the owners interests.

The Flying Fox: Disneyland For Adults

The stern features a 12-meter swimming pool area, perfect for on the main deck to launch seven guest tenders. There are also two large helipads and large sea terraces and swimming platforms for watersports. Guests have the choice of nine tenders available to choose from, including a custom 12.5 meter enclosed limo to roll out when you reach land, and a 10.5-meter beach landing craft. Water toys to the range include jet skis, sea bobs, underwater sea scooters and many more.

Guests have the choice of nine tenders to launch from the swimming platform. A Triton submarine 3300/6 is the celebrity superyacht owners go-to toy of choice.

The vessel’s main interior area, a spacious two-floor saloon, lies on the bridge deck, fitted with a wood fireplace, dining table for 24 people and a cinema. The large sundeck converts into a dance floor in the evenings lit up by LED lights, where guests can trip the light fantastic until sunrise.

Deep relaxation takes place on the double-deck on the lower level, where guests can use the spa complete with a large jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, gym and a massage area. Every tiny detail has been considered, in the relaxation room there are heated floors to the fold-down balcony at sea level where you can be entirely engulfed by seawater. The spa measures 400 square metres and connects to the sea-lounge and access to the sea through the dive centre and sea platforms.

Living up to its name, ‘The Flying Fox’, boasts a powerful engine of 12,000 horsepower. The maximum speed is 20 knots, perfect for bombing around the Seven Seas.

How Much Does It Cost to Charter the Flying Fox?

You can buy into a slice of a celebrity lifestyle by charting the superyacht from Imperial. Costs to charter Flying Fox start at €3,000,000.

Written by Emma Coady

Written by: Emma Coady

Emma Coady is a freelance writer and marine journalist who creates content for many household names in the boating industry, including YachtWorld, Boat Trader and boats.com. She also writes for several boat builders as well as charter and rental companies and regularly contributes to Greenline Hybrid yachts, TJB Super Yachts and Superyachts Monaco. Emma is the founder of Cloud Copy and enjoys traveling around Europe, spending as much of her spare time as possible in or on the water.

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