A True Jewel of The Sea; The Most Expensive Yatch In The World
13. October 2011
Who wouldn’t want to be the proud owner of the only gold-plated super yatch found on the planet? At £3billion, even the wealth of the wealthiest would think twice about spending their hard earned money on this sea jewel. However, the Jewel of The Sea is not your ordinary yatch; the yatch is made out of 100 tons of gold.
The 100ft yatch is all ensuite, comprising of platinum covered sleeping quarters, deck and dining area, rails, anchor and a Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. Stuart Hughes, a Liverpool jeweler, is the brains behind the atrociously expensive but luxurious yatch.
Stuart who has previously made a diamond-wrapped iPhone worth £5million said, “I’ve covered all sorts of things in gold but this has got to be my most ambitious project yet. This will never be topped.” He added, “The businessman just approached us and asked us whether we could do it. He wanted a plane doing as well, but the thing would never take off if we did. So he said, ‘Can you do the yacht?’ and I said, ‘We’ll give it a crack.’ Then it was pretty much a case of can you make this gold, can you make that gold? “We just did what we were told and are delighted with the result.”
The Jewel of The Sea took 3 years to build, and was put-together in Italy, after which it had its finishing touches added to it in Malaysia.