Steven Spielberg: $200 Million Yacht is not enough
Although a house-hold name for directing classic films such as Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg is also one of the world’s biggest players when it comes to superyachts. He famously said: "I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living." Now he is dreaming of a new superyacht.
Spielberg has only owned Seven Seas since 2010 when it was built by the esteemed Dutch manufacturer Oceanco, but it seems the famous director is not content with owning the 59th largest and 13th most expensive superyacht in the world, he wants an upgrade.
Back in 2013, Spielberg took his family literally across the seven seas on a 30,000-mile round-the-world journey. It appears this trip has given him the bug for hosting large groups of friends and family on luxurious voyages. The Seven Seas may feature an infinity pool, helicopter pad, gym, tender garage, jacuzzi, indoor 3D cinema and 6 double bedrooms, but all that is not enough for the founding pioneer of the New Hollywood era.
Seven Sea’s interior and exterior was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard from Scorzè Venice, Italy. She measures in at 282ft in length, features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 14.02m and a 3.96m draft, and can reach a top speed of 20.00 knots.
Spielberg bought Seven Seas for approximately $200 million (£127 million), but is reportedly trading-in for a new superyacht, 18ft bigger than Seven Seas and costing $250 million (£159 million). This new yacht would rank 45th in the largest yachts in the world and would scrape into the top 10 most expensive ahead of Arsenal F.C. stakeholder and business magnate Alisher Usmanov, owner of the 360ft Dilbar. Find out who owns the world's most expensive superyachts here.
Take a fittingly cinematic sneak-peak at Seven Sea's construction below.
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