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Flying Fox Superyacht: One of the Most Luxurious and Largest Yachts in the World

The 136 m Flying Fox superyacht is regarded as one of the most luxurious motor yachts ever made. It was built in 2018 by Lurssen, a German shipyard. Built to facilitate guests with the ultimate luxury yacht chartering experience, it has everything one can expect from a spacious, world-class yacht. Elevators, a helipad, underwater lights, movie theatre, gym, beach club, and spa are just some of the top-notch amenities of this mighty yacht.

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How did the Imperial team collaborate with Lurssen for the luxury Flying Fox?

The collaboration between Lurssen and Imperial results from their solid professional relationship. The Imperial delivers a luxurious yacht charter service to its customers by including this superyacht in its charter fleet. The Imperial functions as the yacht management company and handles the role of the operational manager in this collaboration.

Lurssen and its entire team, including Mark Berryman and Espen Oeino, worked in sync with the Imperial to create this incredibly customized superyacht that is redefining luxury. Its extraordinary, curvy exterior design featuring wavy lines and steel-grey hull gives it an iconic look. Not to forget that the spectacular and comfortable Flying Fox interior design features take its uniqueness to the next level.

Imperial was involved in the entire construction project to ensure there was no compromise with the interests and ideas of the owners. So, the Flying Fox superyacht is the result of perfect sync between the two companies.

This 136-meter-long sea vessel is PYC-compliant. Its 11 cabins make it capable of accommodating 22-25 guests. The unique part is that they are facilitated with private terraces where they can enjoy mesmerizing sea views.

The Flying Fox has everything one desires for a luxury yachting experience. The 12 m long swimming pool crossing the main deck is the highlight of this king-size superyacht. And as we have already mentioned, it has all the technologically advanced equipment and tools for operations.

Ultra-luxury features of the Flying Fox yacht that are straight out of a fantasy

Flying fox pool

Top-notch comfort is synonymous with the Flying Fox superyacht thanks to its innovative design and shape. The sea vessel’s vast swimming pool, large roof deck, and modern-themed interiors signify its magnificence and stand as a testimony to Espen Oeino’s brilliance. This is an ideal yacht to take across the best sailing destinations in the world. Sadly you won’t be able to rent this specific yacht from our yacht rental in Dubai company, but we have other fabulous yachts for charter that you can take a look at.

Check below the major specs of this unique vessel:

Structural specifications

Particulars Details
Type Motor yacht
Crew 54
No. of guest accommodation 22-25
Draft 5.1m
Beam 22.5m
Length 136m
Guest cabins 11
Facilities Swimming pool, gym, surfboards, nightclub, sauna, spa, etc.

Mechanical specifications

Particulars Details
Engine type Diesel
Maximum speed 20 knots
Engine power 6000hp
Net power 12000hp
Range 6500nm
Cruising speed 15 knots
Propellers 2

Design specifications

Particulars Details
Hull Steel
Gross tonnage 9022
Deck material Teak
Superstructure material Aluminum
No. of decks 4
Exterior designer

 

Espen Oeino International

Interior designer

Mark Berryman Design Ltd

Who is the owner of the Flying Fox yacht?

Flying Fox charter

Flying Fox superyacht has laid a new definition of a one-of-a-kind charter adventure. Currently, this yacht is available only through its central agent – Imperial. Russian businessman Dmitry Kamenshchik has claimed to be the owner of this luxury yacht.

Jeff Bezos

Some reports suggest that Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Flying Fox, although those are just rumors. According to previous reports, the yacht costs a whopping $400 million. And it is one of the main reasons that the name of the world’s richest man is associated with this luxury yacht as owner.

According to Forbes and Bloomberg, there were never any documents or officials to confirm that Jeff Bezos is a Flying Fox owner. While various websites and news agencies claim that they have enough sources to verify that this yacht was bought under his name, it has been proven that he has never owned it.

However, the fact can’t be denied that this yacht has everything that the ultra-rich could ask for in a sea vessel. Flying Fox is in the fourteenth position on the world’s largest yachts list.

Dmitry Kamenshchik

Russian billionaire businessman Dmitry Kamenshchik is reportedly the current owner of the Flying Fox superyacht. According to the reports, he bought this luxury sea vessel in 2022. Furthermore, Dmitry owns the Domodedovo Airport, one of the biggest airports in Europe’s eastern area.

Since March 2022, the yacht has been detained in the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo port. But it is to be noted that (as per verified reports) the Flying Fox yacht owner isn’t related to the government of Russia.

Can the Flying Fox accommodate helicopters?

The boat features two helipads that can accommodate large-sized helicopters. In addition, the Flying Fox superyacht has an Airbus H155 helicopter onboard – worth US$10 million. It’s a 446 feet long sea vessel and has everything you could expect from a luxury yacht. The main deck has a unique 40-ft swimming pool transversely placed in the area.

Unlike the layout of other superyachts, Flying Fox comes with an adjustable floor height allowing users to customize their swimming experience. There are massage jets towards their alternate ends.

Furthermore, the pool area serves as a gathering spot for visitors where they can enjoy their favorite drinks, sunbathe, or indulge themselves in scenic views of the sea. The four spacious exterior decks include Jacuzzis and a roof deck where the visitors can enjoy quality time with their friends and family.

What are the costs of booking a Flying Fox charter?

The rental price of this yacht is €3,000,000 per week. Note that pricing is more or less the same in both summer and winter seasons and that this is the rental price. The total rental cost of the Flying Fox superyacht amounts to approximately $3,255,000.

Visitors can enjoy various luxuries including jet-skiing, the finest therapies, and treatments like Jacuzzi, Cryosauna, hammam, Zapata flyboards, etc. There are experienced dive instructors, experienced kiteboard instructors, and an exterior cooking station including a Teppanyaki, Rotisserie, and pizza oven onboard.

Listed below are the major features of the yacht. Let’s have a look.

Amenities

  • High-tech security system onboard
  • Movie theater with luxurious D-box seats
  • On-demand video and music with an excellent selection of Russian and English movies
  • 400 square meter spa providing best-in-the-class treatments such as Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, professional therapists, and more
  • Spacious bridge deck with exterior cooking station including Teppanyaki, pizza oven, rotisserie, and other facilities
  • 12-meter long swimming pool
  • Dive center with professional instructors

Activities and sports

  • 4 F5S Seabobs
  • 3 E-foils
  • Awake RÄVIK 3
  • Kite inventory and experienced kiteboard instructors
  • Zapata Flyboards
  • 3 GTX300 jetski
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, towable inflatables, water skis, etc

Awards granted to the Flying Fox

Flying Fox interior

The grandeur of the Flying Fox is simply unmatched. From the spa area to its magnificent pool, top-notch guest cabins, and spacious deck, this charter yacht provides a truly luxurious and extraordinary experience.

Lürssen has indeed created and designed a flawless floating masterpiece that meets the standards of Imperial Yachts in every aspect. The designers Espen Oeino and Mark Berryman did a fabulous job worth rewarding. Flying Fox results from a good team spirit and unparalleled dedication of professionals involved in designing and manufacturing.

This superyacht is the largest yacht and quite different from its fellow nominees. As a result, in the latest developments of awards and recognitions for yachts, the judges awarded the yacht under a new category – “Best Displacement Motor Yachts 5000 GT and above”.

It was a massive challenge for the makers to build this boat. Hence, this proud achievement of theirs deserves accolades and awards. They have elevated the standards of the yachting industry by bringing this yacht to the market. So far, this luxury sea vessel has been given the following awards and recognition for its awesome specs and facilities.

World Yacht Trophies

The yacht was one of the finalists for the ‘Yacht of the Year’ category in the World Yachts Trophies 2019 awards.

Boat International Design 2020

The extravagant and flawless Fox yacht interior and exterior designs made it one of the finalists for Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 for Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts – 50m and above.

The World Superyacht Award 2020

This yacht won the ‘Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above’ title in The World Superyacht Awards 2020.

Other nominations and awards earned by the Flying Fox

Awards name Category Awards/Nominations
Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 Best Naval Architecture: Displacement Motor Yachts Finalist
Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2020 Outstanding Lifestyle Feature Finalist
Robb Report 2020 Charter Yacht Winner

Flying Fox is not only known for its advanced technical elements, but it’s also a clear winner in terms of interior layout, guest facilities, and construction quality. The makers have hit perfection by bringing this incredible floating vessel to life.

Frequently asked questions About the Flying Fox yacht

Can I buy the Flying Fox yacht?

Currently, the Flying Fox isn’t available for sale. As per the data collected by the SuperYacht Times market intelligence system, the last sale of the Flying Fox took place in 2013.

Does Bill Gates own the Flying Fox yacht?

No, Bill Gates isn’t the owner of a Flying Fox. He recently chartered the 107m megayacht named Lana which is no less than a super-luxurious sea vessel.

Is Flying Fox the biggest private yacht in the world?

No, currently, the Flying Fox is the 17th largest yacht in the world. The 180 m Assam is regarded as the largest yacht ever made.

Where is the Flying Fox yacht now?

Since 21st March, the Flying Fox, owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik, has been in the Dominican Republic. The Homeland Security Investigations officials acted on the United States government’s request, and the yacht was stopped from leaving the country’s borders.

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