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Whatever Floats Your Boat

What sort of yacht do you get for $300 million?

5:10 PM, Apr 20, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the hottest boat on the high seas, simply known as the "A." Designed by Philippe Starck and owned by Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko, the boat boasts everything from $40,000 bath knobs to bomb-proof glass to a special "nookie" room containing a circular bed and padded walls.

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Of course it does cost $20 million a year to operate and filling the tank will run you $500,000 each time. Melnichenko and his wife are apparently media shy but the Journal's Robert Frank does learn a substantial amount. For instance, Starck tells Frank, "This boat has elegance and intelligence, it is not trying to show the money." How gauche would that be!

Also, rumor has it there is an escape pod.

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