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The 119-metre superyacht design is inspired by a submarine. Photograph: Vickie Flores/Rex/Shutterstock
Andrey Melnichenko’s eyecatching £225m Philippe Starck-designed boat moored next to D-Day warship HMS Belfast on Thames
There was no mistaking Motor Yacht A, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, as it sailed into the heart of the capital at the weekend, mooring next to the D-Day warship HMS Belfast by Tower Bridge.
Over the years, the £225m yacht, which is 119 metres (390ft) long and boasts three pools and seven luxurious cabins, has been spotted in the playgrounds of the rich and famous and was reportedly put up for sale earlier this year by the wealthy industrialist.On The Thames (@ThamesPics)
Melnichenko, whose 39-year-old wife Aleksandra is a former model and pop singer from Serbia, has reportedly commissioned the even grander Sailing Yacht A from the same designer, Philippe Starck.
Motor Yacht A boasts an unusual upside-down hull among its range of features, which also include three swimming pools that create currents to swim against, with a glass roof looking up into one of the pools, according to superyachts.com.
The vessel has a helipad and master suite encased in bomb-proof 44mm glass, and can accommodate 14 guests and up to 37 crew.