is a yacht right out of a 007 James Bond movie.
Somali pirates beware. Radiant yacht
equipped with the mother-of-all water
cannons that can sink a skiff while it's still a hundred yards away. Radiant yacht
also has powerful sonic cannons whose sonic waves can blow out the eardrums of
any approaching pirates, so they should bring earplugs or learn the sign
If the cannons fail and the pirates board the Radiant
, the James Bond
wanna-be can escape by jumping through an emergency hatch and into a
turbo-charged twin diesel speedboat that can scream away at 75 knots,
which is 86 miles per hour.
Who would commission a yacht with such features? The 007 in question
is Boris Berezovsky, a Russian tycoon with a lot of money and at least a bit of paranoia.
Boris Berezovsky actually commissioned the Radiant
stunningly beautiful megayacht owned by his nemesis and Russian compatriot, Roman Abramovich.
But when he realized that he was falling short of his
goal, Berezovsky sold Radi
ant before it was even completed to Abdullah
al Futtaim, a car dealer from the United Arab Emirates who
's luxurious spa, movie theatre and other creature comforts as
well as its defensive armaments and get
The interior of Radiant
was designed by Terence Disdale and Yabu Pushelberg.
Its exterior was designed by Tim Heywood, and the boat was built by Germany's Lursson Yachts.
can comfortably accommodate
eighteen guests in nine luxury suites, as well as a crew of forty-two who live aboard the boat year-around.
So back to our original question: how much do yachts like the
iant cost and how much should you spend on a pleasure boat of your own?
The answer ultimately depends on your perspectives about your wealth and the
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