Take a look inside the luxurious €120m 'super yacht' docked in Irish harbour
Published 04/07/2016 | 11:41
A luxurious 240ft ‘super yacht’ which costs more than €600,000 a week to hire has been spotted sailing into Kinsale.
The €120m vessel docked in Cork yesterday afternoon, but it is not known who is travelling on-board.
The Grace E is equipped with an open-air Jacuzzi, gym, sauna, a spa and pool.
The yacht offers a crew of 20, and passengers can avail of a range of watersport options including kayaking, water-skiing and snorkelling.
On-board, guests can enjoy an extensive film library, satellite television and wireless internet access.
The super-yacht is managed for charter by Burgess, but is believed to be owned by 72-year-old billionaire Bob Stiller and his wife Christine.
Mr Stiller built his fortune on a coffee empire known as Keurig Green Mountain, which sells single-serve K-cup pods.
The Florida-based couple requested that a diesel-electric propulsion system with Azipods would be installed to save on fuel consumption.
Built in Italy in 2013, the Grace E can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins, and boasts a meditation room, hydrotherapy bath, a sushi bar and areas for sunbathing and massage across its five decks, four of which are connected by a guest elevator.
It was designed by the innovative naval architect Phillipe Briand of Italian shipyard Perini Navi, who aimed to create a “greener boat” with more environmentally friendly design aspects including systems to mitigate exhaust fumes, improved storage and waste management.
The minimalist interior was created by the award-winning French designer Rémi Tessier.
With a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, the Grace E has an impressive performance record and is capable of cruising as far as 7,500 nautical miles on a tank of fuel.
The Grace E picked up the prize for best interior design at the Monaco Yacht Show and also won motor yacht of the year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2015.