Owning a yacht, and spending a lot of time on it, should be something you really want to do. … The market for luxury yachts if far more complex than real estate. Ultimately it is market based on high value assets that do tend to depreciate, unless they are properly maintained, and that maintenance is very expensive.
It is rare that a brand-new yacht the size of the 446-ft M/Y Flying Fox comes onto the charter market. Following her spring 2019 delivery, this one-of-a-kind vessel effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht in the world. For those seeking the finest on-water experience, Ellie Brade shows why Flying Fox is hard to beat.
It is hard to know where to begin when trying to do justice to Flying Fox. Built in Germany by Lürssen, under the supervision of Imperial acting as builder supervisor and owner’s representative, she features a dove gray hull and distinctive curved exterior lines by Espen Øino, with an interior by Mark Berryman. Her staggering length of 446 ft, a beam of 74 ft and her huge volume mean it is no surprise that one of the yacht’s biggest assets is the sheer amount of space on board, both inside and out.
“Flying Fox’s layout has been wisely thought out by her designers to ensure that each area offers guests something unique, whether that is a two-story salon to entertain or a cinema room to be entertained,” says Julia Stewart, director of Imperial, the exclusive charter agent for Flying Fox. “The attention to every single detail has been critically observed to provide guests an unforgettable luxurious experience on board.”
A true passion project developed in close collaboration with her owner, Flying Fox’s appealing design makes her eminently suited to the charter market. Developed to be a home away from home, the yacht is packed with a near-endless list of features that make it hard to consider the idea of ever leaving.