One of the world’s largest, super-mega yachts, Le Grand Bleu was seen floating off the north-west coast of Sardinia, Italy on August 12, 2012.
She’s big, she’s beautiful and she is estimated to be worth $85-$90 million! I was there to capture her in all her splendid, expensive glory. I couldn’t help but stare at this beautiful beast silently floating in the Bay of Asinara (Donkey Bay) for the entire three hours we were at the beach.
Le Grand Bleu is a 370-foot mega yacht, launched in 2000 and originally owned by American business person John McCaw Jr.
In 2002 the McCaw family sold Le Grand Bleu to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Roman had le grand bleu lengthened (yes lengthened! cause you know 370-feet is just too small) and refitted with a 16-foot swim platform! Snap!
There is very little known on the interior of the yacht for privacy reasons. However, what we do know is this: a 74-foot sailboat AND a 67-foot speed boat are stored on deck, for emergencies, of course. As well as a personal helicopter, for those shopping trips to Costa Smeralda. Le Grand Bleu has a crew of 50.
Click here to read my post from July 29th’s sighting of Le Grand Bleu.
What method of transportation do you take to work?
Only to have money to burn… guess I gotta work another day 😉
I have been taking the school bus to work, luckily more like a coach and not the tacky yellow buses like home. I have to get my scooter going again so I have more freedom, but a scam where people are puncturing tires and then their partner coming to the ‘rescue’ and charging huge fees to repair it has been going around again. School suggests we use alternate transport until that is sorted.
Haha 370 feet is just too small… only if you’re Roman Abramovich! He gave the yacht to one of his friends a few years ago i think… probably the best gift ever! I wonder if he wrapped it up? Though he now owns the Eclipse which is only 553 feet :O!
Too much for me lol ! I’ll be happy with a gommone 😉
Even a spare tire would do! 🙂
May be worth 90 million bucks, but it looks like a fishing boat turned into a cargo, and that chopper + 2 boats parked on deck.. Ouch.
LOL! I like this yacht, I want to sail around the world and call it my own. I girl can dream, right?
Thanks for stopping by!
That is a big boat!
I couldn’t help but stare at it the entire 3 hours we were at the beach!
What a gorgeous boat! The smaller ones close by look like dinghy’s in comparison.
Enjoy the day.