Nothing says style and extravagance like cruising around in a luxury yacht. For people who are blissfully oblivious of the number of zeroes in their bank account (oh, how I envy them) the 164 feet long Exuma Super Yacht is sure to deliver several thrills and chills that will keep them in “oohs” and “aahs” for a good six months or so, by which time, they’ll have found another opulence to amuse them.
Perini Navi, the company that has given us some of the most popular sailing yachts in the world, including the Maltese Falcon, has ventured into the field of building motor yachts. And it’s very first attempt is Exuma, the super luxury yacht that’s been crafted in top grade aluminum.
It is constructed to accommodate up to 10 people in the five rich staterooms. The interiors have been done up keeping in mind classic maritime styles and traditions and there is extensive use of teak, oak, and Italian marble throughout the yacht.
The Exuma has a range of 5,500 to 6,000 miles at a speed of 12 knots. The extra features on this massive super yacht that will keep the rich and famous occupied include a Hov Pod 12 ft. hovercraft, a 16 foot amphibious vehicle, two Seabobs, two electric land scooters, and a Sea-Doo RXT jet ski. For obvious reasons, the Exuma has won the ‘Most Innovative Yacht of the Year’ award at the 2010 World Yacht Trophy.
There is yet another reason why the Exuma is being applauded, and this time not by those who are loaded with cash to spend on such indulgences but by environmentalists and the green dream enthusiasts. In addition to being a yacht that panders to the luxury taste buds of the filthy rich, the boat is also environment friendly. It has bagged the prestigious Rina Green Plus Platinum certificate and the “Green Yacht of the Year’ award at the Monaco Yacht Show recently.
The owner of Exuma wished to build a yacht that was able to go anywhere without limitations; was able to offer all possible luxuries to its patrons without any compromise; and yet, at the same time, have a low impact on the environment. Keeping this in mind, the Exuma has been designed to produce less carbon emissions and consume less fuel as compared to other similar-sized yachts. It’s not just robust but also sustainable and efficient in the long run.
The cost of travelling in this green, mean yacht – oh, only about $1 million a month! If that sounds a bit too steep for you, you could rent it for a week for just $250,000. Anybody game for a ride on the Exuma?