Big ship: Bernard Arnault’s new superyacht unveiled

The world’s largest yacht, a German ship built for the billionaire LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chief Bernard Arnault, will have some pretty big drawcards.

Carlo Verschueren, director of luxury superyacht builder Wilmar, which unveiled the vessel, said: “There will be a helicopter, there will be 20 planes. We are building an aeroplane hangar … There will be lots of amazing high-tech products in the onboard area.”

Wilmar revealed the details of the giant ship for the first time on Thursday. It will be 25 times the size of the Titanic and hold 24 crew. On the outside it will be decorated with 59,000 red and gold metres of sapphire.

Bernard Arnault. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

But exactly what it will look like inside is not yet known, as the interior design still needs to be approved by US and European licensing authorities.

In total, the ship will feature two pools, 20 jacuzzis, 30 single beds in main cabins, and 134 cabins with the possibility of 70 more. The interior will include a beauty salon, spa, cigar room, cinema, gym, conference room, restaurant and steam room, as well as a flower bar and living quarters.

A yacht usually needs to be raised out of the water using a crane. The new wooden crafts will be docked inside pontoons that have been positioned along the river Seine.

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