GigayachtGigayacht Everest sits atop the mega yacht totem pole. Designed by Donald Starkey and being built for delivery in 2015, Gigayacht Everest will be 656 feet (200 meters) long - i.e., Gigayacht Everest will be longer than two football fields put together and will dwarf Roman Abramovich's yacht Eclipse.
Appropriately named after the world's tallest peak, the Everest will have five decks serviced by two elevators and include a submarine, helipad and hangar, indoor and outdoor pools, cinema and scuba center, to name just a few of the amenities. And to guard against potential terrorists attacking from the air or Somali pirates attacking from skiffs, there is even talk of equipping it with deck-launched torpedoes and Ship-to-Air Missiles (SAM).
All this will be for a crew of eighty, including security personnel, to pamper and protect only thirty-four passengers in seventeen luxury suites, each with a private terrace. Consider the Everest as an ultra-luxurious and secure private battleship to cater to every playful and paranoid whim of the uber-rich. But really, how much relaxing can you do next to torpedoes and missiles?
And what will it take to own this monster floating toy?