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World’s Largest Charter Yacht Offers Wellness and Watersports

Photograph taken of yacht, Flying Fox, from the water. There is a corporate jet helicopter landing on the helipad that is on the front of the yacht. Photo by g plisson for imperial


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5 interior fireplaces 2 exterior fireplaces Winter Garden Exterior Galley with Teppanyaki grill, rotisserie, barbecue, Tandoori oven, external bar 2 helicopter pads Limousine Tender Nautique wakeboard boat 2 Dayboats Open platform tender 2 Lifeboats 2 Pascoe RIBs (Rigid Inflatables) 4 Waverunners SCUBA Dive and watersports center. Instructors in all disciplines (rebreather and mixed gas options, plus decompression chamber) Fishing equipment Beach Barbeque setups Kitesurfers (instructors onboard) Kayaks Stand Up Paddleboards SUP's 4 SeaBobs Snorkel gear Towable toys Donuts, Bananas, etc.


The nearly 450-foot yacht FLYING FOX is now the world’s largest luxury yacht charter vessel.  She is 11 feet longer than previous champion yacht,  SERENE (439 feet).  Serene is now a private yacht.  Not surprisingly, both yachts are built by the same shipyard.  Furthermore, both yachts are designed by the same architect.  Lürssen-built yacht FLYING FOX in 2019.  The same house built SERENE in 2011.   The lead exterior designer for both yachts is Espen Oeino (also known as Espen Øino).  Each yacht is unique beyond this point.  For example, Reymond Langton Design created the interior spaces for SERENE.  Mark Berryman is the designer for superyacht FLYING FOX.


Whereas SERENE had a formal design, yacht FLYING FOX has a casual, spa-like feel.  This is in line with the growing trend for wellness yacht charter.  Luxury is important.  How luxury enhances relaxation and casual guest entertainment is now more important.  Tuxedos and cocktail attire have given way to women’s linen dresses and men’s dressy-casual clothing.


The owner of Lürssen yacht FLYING FOX is passionate about wellness and watersports.  Indeed, you see two decks of space dedicated to recreation when you board the yacht from the swim platform.  The swim platform is massive and over 22 meters (74 feet) wide.  Next, you can enter the yacht’s 400 square meter spa.  The limestone floors are heated.  In the center of the spa is a hot and cold plunge pool.  The pool water can go from hot to cold in less than 10 minutes.  This pool is popular with charter guests, especially after they use the hammam or sauna.


There’s a relaxation lounge with a fold-down balcony on the left starboard side of the spa.  A supply room for kite surfing and scuba diving in on the right starboard side.

The commitment to an environment of wellness is continued on the aft main deck, above the spa deck.  A beauty center is located here.  There is also a dry massage room and a wet massage room.  Two more components round out the “wellness decks.”   The first is a full gym, with Technogym equipment and a balcony for yoga and meditation.   The second is the most spectacular element of the wellness amenities – a 12-meter pool.


The guest staterooms are forward of the gym.  There are ten guest cabins on the main deck.  Guests can simply wake up and go straight to the gym, or for a swim.  Each cabin opens to a side walking deck.  There are hidden panels that can convert the deck into private balconies for each cabin.  The cabin décor is contemporary, with Japanese influences. Materials include golden oak, limestone, rattan, and coconut shells.

The master suite is located one level up, on the upper deck.   It has an oversized bathroom and a private deck.  The deck that wraps around the front of the suite. Other features include a beauty room and his-and-hers dressing rooms.  There is also a sitting room with a fireplace.  Adjacent to the stateroom is a meeting room and an office.


A complete outdoor kitchen is located on the aft bridge deck.  The kitchen area includes a pizza oven, a rotisserie, and a Teppanyaki and tandoori grill. Guests can sit and watch the chefs prepare meals.  A large dining table is also present.


The yacht is based in the Mediterranean in the summertime.  Charters are primarily offered in France, Italy, and Croatia.  Winter destination plans are flexible.


There are fifty-five (55) crewmembers onboard yacht FLYING FOX.  The crew includes four chefs.  Many of the crew are crossed-trained in different disciplines.  For example, the senior divemaster is also the lead physical fitness trainer in the gymnasium.   Other examples include the interior cleaning staff.  Some are crossed trained as beauticians.  Having a large onboard staff ensures the guests will receive immediate attention, no matter their needs.  Personalized service 24 hours per day is part of The Superyacht Experience.™


There are eleven guest staterooms onboard.  Up to 25 guests can be onboard for charter. All cabins feature double beds.


The list of unique features onboard the yacht is amazing.

Some of the special features include an onboard hospital with a decompression chamber for divers.  Also, she has the first-ever, cryosauna installed on a yacht. Cryosaunas utilize extreme cold temperatures to provide therapeutic relief for muscle injuries, overuse, and pain.  You often see cryotherapy (cold therapy) advertised in land-based spas.  This one is at sea!


A complete inventory of diving equipment is also on board.  Experienced divers as well as novices can enjoy the experience of diving. Certified dive instructors are part of the yacht’s crew. Every imaginable type of diving-related equipment exists onboard.  For example, there are compressors, nitrox gas mixing systems, full face masks, and underwater scooters.

Like all upscale spas, the yacht offers a complete beauty center.  Treatments include dry and wet massage, body-shaping, and facials.  Swiss Perfection and Elemis skin products are used in the beauty center.  The wet massage is unique. A guest lays on a warmed waterbed, while a rain shower cascades from above during the massage.


Live plants and small trees grow throughout the yacht.  Specialized lighting and an irrigation system keep the greenery healthy and alive.  Wellness at its best.

There are 5 fireplaces on the yacht.  Most yachts have one or no fireplaces at all.

Her on-deck helipad converts into a dance floor.

The yacht features stabilizers for complete comfort at sea.  Stabilizers minimize motion created by wind and waves.

Other features include

Hair salon Fully-equipped spa and beauty room (many options) Dry massage room Wet massage room Two external Jacuzzis (sunroof) One interior Jacuzzi Large Swimming pool DND interactive Cinema Personal Assistant’s office Telescopic gangway Supplemental soundproofing A fully-equipped gymnasium


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Flying Fox epitomises the zenith of nautical prowess, providing an unparalleled and exclusive experience that is beyond compare; tailored for those who seek the elusive balance between adventure and luxury.

Measuring an impressive 136 meters (446 feet) in length, Flying Fox is a unique vessel, meticulously designed to exceed the exacting standards of even the most discerning voyagers. This megayacht is more than just a vessel; it is a resort built for immersive, adventurous travel experiences and a world of endless possibilities both onboard and in the water.

Imagine a scenario where every guest’s desire can be fulfilled. Flying Fox performs seamlessly for explorers and pleasure seekers alike, meaning guests can partake in any activity they desire, even simultaneously. Some may indulge in the 400 m2 spa, enjoying the first cryotherapy chamber ever installed on a yacht, or experience the artistry of the dedicated beauty salon. Others may engage in kite surfing, sailing or powered watersports, under the supervision of the Water Sports Team. The onboard Dive Instructors offer every PADI course, as well as specialist courses, with closed circuit rebreathers for a world class underwater experience. For those who are already masters of the deep, there is a professional standard IHC deck decompression chamber, allowing remote diving expeditions without compromising safety.

This blend of romanticism and thrill of discovery is made possible by the yacht’s dedicated crew members, each masterfully skilled in their respective domain. With their expert guidance and unwavering attention, guests can immerse themselves in their chosen activities without constraint, reveling in a personalised and indulgent experience that enriches all on board.

Flying Fox is not merely a charter yacht; it is the embodiment of the ultimate experience, where every dream is catered for and the thrill of adventure beckons. To embark on a voyage aboard Flying Fox is to embrace a level of exclusivity and splendor refined to its purest form.

As the cool grip of winter descends on other parts of the globe, Flying Fox will set its course for the sun-kissed shores of the Indian Ocean , where the turquoise waters and pristine beaches of the Seychelles and the Maldives await. This season promises to be an exceptional opportunity for those who seek to escape the chill and bask in the lap of luxury amidst some of the planet’s most paradisiacal destinations .

Your voyage aboard Flying Fox will be a true once-in-a-lifetime experience, where your every desire will be indulged in the most sublime surroundings. Whether you yearn for the tranquil allure of the Seychelles or the enchanting beauty of the Maldives, Flying Fox is prepared to whisk you away on a journey of unparalleled magnificence. It’s an opportunity to create timeless memories, an opulent narrative that will be cherished eternally. Flying Fox - travel beyond the bounds of the imagination.

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►► POWERED TOYS  • Lift E-foil  • Seabobs  • Seadoo GTX Jetski x3  ►► INFLATABLES  • Blast bag  • Aquaglide Free Fall Slide  • Aquaglide Sierra  • Ocean Pool - Netted Anti-Jellyfish  • Kayaks - Semirigid type  • Stand Up Paddle Boards - Semirigid type  ►► DIVING / SWIMMING  • OPEN CIRCUIT: A full range of PADI dive courses from Bubble maker through to rescue diver. With a range of specialty courses HDV / Full Face / Nitrox / Deep Water, to name only a few  • CLOSED CIRCUIT REBREATHER: Poseidon Seven Rebreathers are available for the ultimate underwater experience. No bubbles, no noise and full immersion into the sealife.  • HYPERBARIC CHAMBER: Flying Fox has an IHC Hytech deck decompression chambers (DDCs) designed, engineered and built to the latest standards and regulations of the professional diving industry. Allowing for remote diving expeditions without compromising safety.  ►► WIND SPORTS  • KITE SURFING: The largest selection of 2019 Ozone kites any vessel has to offer, you will always have your perfect size ready to go. Liquid Force boards perfectly paired to your riding ability and size, you will be up and riding in no time at all.  • WINDSURFING: We carry a great line up of Severne windsurfing kits, with sizes to cover all wind ranges and abilities  • SAILING: Catch the wind with our two ’Tiwal 3’ inflatable sailboats. Learn how to sail. Alternatively, if you are a skilled sailor you can close haul run into the sunset.  ►► WATERSPORTS TEAM  • TEAM: Our dedicated Water Sports team are experienced instructors in almost all water activities, specialising in Diving and Wind Sports such as Kitesurfing. Their goal is to give you the best experience under and above the water.  • PLAN: Meet with our Water Sports Manager to plan your days activities to get the most out of what we have to offer.  • ENJOY: Step down to the Swim Platform and our team will get you straight into whatever it is you desire. ►► GYM EQUIPMENT  • Arm extension  • Punch bag  • Stair climber  • Pull up bar  • Smith machine  • Chest press  • Treadmill  • Exercise bike  • Bosu abdominal leg raise machine  • TRX straps  • Gymntastic wall bars  ►► PROGRAMS  • Strength (Strength and conditioning, bootcamp style circuit, HIIT training, kettlebells, group circuit training, boxercise, power lifting)  • Mindfullness (Yoga, aqua aerobics, cross fit, stand-up paddleboard yoga, booty baare, zumba)  • Endurance (Shoreside guided running, high performance running, cycling, insanity circuits, skipping, bootcamp-style circuits)


• Helipad • Air conditioning • Deck Jacuzzi • Elevator/lift • Gym/exercise equipment  • Stabilisers at anchor • Stabilisers underway • Wheelchair accessibility • WiFi connection on board

░░░ Main engines: MTU 16V 1163 M84 twin CPP 5 blades  - 350 L/h at 10 knots  - 500 L/h at 11.5 knots  - 900 L/h at 14 knots  - 1,120 L/h at 15 knots  - 1,500 L/h at 16 knots  - 1,800 L/h at 17 knots  - 2,100 L/h at 18 knots  - 2,300 L/h at 19 knots ░░░ Generators: MTU 12V 4000 M33F  - 350 L/h  ░░░ Stabilisers:  - Quantum QC 3600 XT Zero Speed (Forward)  - Quantum QC 3600 Zero Speed (After)


░░░░🌙 MASTER SUITE ░░░░ ►► Master suite on the upper deck Full description from bow to stern:  • Jacuzzi  • Master cabin "Shell"  • Master bathroom  • His dressing  • Her dressing  • Beauty room  • His studio "Knot"  • His office  • PA’s office "Angle Fish"  • Master salon  • Upper deck aft  • Fireplace area 


►► 10 VIP Suites on the main deck All VIP suites have their own balcony, office, bathroom and walk in wardrobe All VIP suites have either a pullman bed or single sofa bed which can be transformed into a double bed  • VIP Suite 1 "Sea Horse", 37.5 sqm (convertible twin)  • VIP Suite 2 "Starfish", 35 sqm (convertible twin) • VIP Suite 3 "Hammer Head", 37 sqm (double)  • VIP Suite 4 "Octopus", 42 sqm (convertible twin)  • VIP Suite 5 "Turtle", 45.5 sqm (double)  • VIP Suite 6 "Walrus", 43.5 sqm (double)  • VIP Suite 7 "Crab", 40.5 sqm (double)  • VIP Suite 8 "Whale", 40.5 sqm (double) • VIP Suite 9 "Clownfish", 47 sqm (double)  • VIP Suite 10 "Lobster", 47 sqm (double)

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Flying Fox Charter: What It Costs To Rent The World’s Largest Yacht

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Flying Fox Charter: What It Costs To Rent The World’s Largest Yacht

We’d all like to slurp champagne and swim over crystal clear waters for a week. Unfortunately, at about $48,000 a pop , super yacht swanning is not a realistic holiday aspiration for most. And that’s just for a ‘normal’ charter yacht. What about when it comes to the world’s largest yacht for charter?

Enter: The Flying Fox. The Flying Fox is the world’s largest charter yacht and also the most expensive. It costs 3 million euros ($4,513,035 AUD) a week to charter. Before you say: “get f*cked,” however, take a look at The Flying Fox’s features ( @saltcharter’s video shows it off well).

The Flying Fox is 136 metres long and every millimetre is custom made. The Flying Fox is available to charter via superyacht specialists Imperial .

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Imperial talks up her “curvy and extraordinary exterior design” and “dove grey hull” and “22.5m wide beam” which ensure a super comfortable living area, which is also quite unique.

The Flying Fox accommodates up to 25 guests, spread out among 11 cabins, all of which enjoy private sea-view terraces. There’s also a cinema (and a crew of 55) on board.

The main deck’s swimming pool is 12-metres long, and is more like something you’d expect to see on a cruise ship rather than a superyacht. The Flying Fox also has a 400 square meter, 2-floor spa.

The Flying Fox was built in 2019 and has a max speed of 20 knots (and a cruising speed of 17 knots). “Toys” include 3 jetskis, 4 seabobs, 4 poseidon rebreathers, 1 zapata flyboard, 3 e-foils, 1 awake RÄVIK 3, professional kite inventory (and instructors), stand up paddleboards, kayaks, water skis and towable inflatables.

It was rumoured that Jeff Bezos was the owner a couple of years ago. But it turns out he’s building his own (and dismantling Dutch bridges to do so in the process). Some things must just remain a mystery, I guess…

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136m Motor Yacht FLYING FOX By Lurssen, Designed By Espen Oeino With Itnerior Design By Mark Berryman

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Measuring 136m (446’2’’), FLYING FOX is an imposing mega-yacht with sleek, elegant lines and a timeless exterior design by Espen Oeino and luxurious interiors by Mark Berryman. The yacht has a large beam of 21.5m (70'6") and a draft of 5.1m (16'9") providing plenty of areas for entertainment, relaxation and dining. The accommodation sleeps up to 25 charter guests over 11 en-suite cabins, with a crew of 54 to provide stellar service throughout every journey.

NOTABLE FEATURES OF FLYING FOX: ~ Huge deck areas ~Two helicopter pads ~ Observation deck Jacuzzi ~Swimming pool ~ Massive watersports & dive centre ~Two-tier spa ~Sauna ~Steam room ~Beauty salon ~Massage room ~Cinema with games consoles and D-box seats ~Hospital with decompression chamber ~Numerous dining options both inside and out ~Lavish interiors with neutral tones ~Air conditioning ~Wi-Fi

A spacious lower deck swim platform 22.5m/73.8ft wide has been installed for celebrations and sunbathing beside the water, with direct access into the cool and shaded aft interior, used as a spa. There is also an impressive dive store area, with the latest in diving equipment and assisted by highly experienced diving instructors. Also at guests disposal there is a huge array of fantastic water toys and equipment.

The main deck aft has a 12m/39ft swimming pool that runs along the length of the stern, and plenty of seating beneath the shade of the upper deck overhang. The main deck also boasts 10 luxurious VIP suites.

The bridge deck has a firepit and a two floor saloon, and as the focal dining area has an array of culinary amenities, including a pizza oven, churrasco oven, teppanyaki and tandoori grill, a Josper (coal-powered Spanish grill), a wok station, and a rotisserie. A helipad can be found on the bridge deck forward, and the section immediately behind is used by the crew as an outdoor relaxation area.

The Upper deck features a separate Master area and also has a lounge and a fire pit and trees, plus a formal dining area, a wet bar and an alfresco cinema perfect for warm evenings - as is the Jacuzzi on the Owner's deck forward, close to the sumptuous accommodation with two beautiful ensuite bathrooms with dressing rooms (his and hers) as well as a private office. There is also a beauty centre for complete privacy.

The second helipad is on the Sundeck or Observation deck aft, which converts into a dance floor with a purpose-built DJ alcove in the communications mast. Forward of the winter garden/observation saloon with circular roof windows is a generous Jacuzzi surrounded by sunbeds.

The Roof deck is the highest deck on board and provides guests with an alfresco lounge arranged in cosy seating areas close to the sides.


The interior is fitted with a world-first: A two-floor spa covering 400m2/4305ft2 furnished with a Hammam, sauna, cyrosauna, spa massage room and a gym. On the lower deck, the spa connects with a sea lounge fitted with a limestone floor surrounded by louvered oak panelling. Within, there is a Hammam, sauna, hot and cold plunge pool that can be changed from one extreme to another within just 10 minutes. A cyrosauna is also installed: Popular with athletes for pain relief and muscle regeneration after three-minute use, the antechamber is a cold -60 ̊C dipping down to a freezing -110 ̊C in the main chamber. Farther aft through the watersports & dive centre, guests have access to the swim platform and the sea.

Forward of the spa is a lounge with a fold-down swim platform to port and a starboard kite surf and dive centre. The tender garage amidships has room for up to nine tenders: An 8.5m/27.8ft Super Air Nautique Coastal, a custom 12.5m/41ft enclosed Limo tender, an 11m/36ft open Limo tender and a 9m/29.5ft beach landing craft. The side hatch grants easy launch and retrieval for an array of water toys, including the submarine.

The bridge deck also has a spa which includes a beauty room as well as a dry massage room and a wet massage room. The gym has a wide range of equipment for a variety of fitness regimes.

The bridge deck also hosts the main social spaces, with an impressive two-tier lounge furnished with a fireplace, widescreen TVs, a dining table to seat up to 22 guests, a cinema with cutting-edge surround sound systems, and an adjoining formal dining room with an aquarium.

FLYING FOX Specifications

Two large helicopter pads with D values have been installed on board, including an 18-metre on sun deck aft and a 14-metre large on bridge deck forward. FLYING FOX has two MTU Diesel engines, model 16V1163 M84 with a power of 6009hp (4481kW) each and two propellers. She has a volume of 9,100 GT.

Yacht Accommodation

The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 25 charter guests across 11 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 10 VIP staterooms. ~ The VIP staterooms are situated on the main deck and all provide plenty of space, top quality entertainment systems with widescreen satellite TVs and iPod docks, and an en-suite bathroom. Some of the cabins have a fireplace for cosy evenings indoors during the cooler seasons and in colder climates. ~ The Master suite is also known as the Owner's suite and is placed on the Owner's private deck for exceptional space, privacy and excellent views. The room is furnished with a king-sized bed with a lounge on the opposite wall and a widescreen TV above. The port and starboard corners both have a desk, and a double bed and single bunk in the corner provide for additional occupants of the room. There are also two spacious private bathrooms with dressing rooms for him and her, as well a study or a lovely Jacuzzi spa for complete privacy. ~ The crew of 54 will take care of all the details so that guests can unwind in tranquillity, and most have dual roles on board: The gym instructors are ex-British military and have training in the water toys, while the housekeeping staff are also hairdressers and the medic is trained as a dive instructor too.

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The luxury yacht FLYING FOX displayed on this page is merely informational and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by CharterWorld. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but CharterWorld does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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Flying Fox: On board the world's most expensive charter yacht that will set you back €3M a week

Power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have been spotted on board the world's largest yacht available for charter, Flying Fox after missing the Met Gala 2021. BOAT takes a tour of the largest and most expensive charter yacht in the world. 

The standout Lürssen superyacht takes the freshest superyacht trends – and then pushes them to the limit. On a canvas of this scale, that’s fantastically far: the 136-metre, six-deck Lürssen yacht towers 32 metres above the waterline – as tall as three London buses balanced end on end – and has seized the crown as the world’s largest charter yacht .

“If people tell you that we can create a brief for a 130-metre-plus project, I can tell you that’s totally wrong,” says Evgeniy Kochman, CEO of brokerage house Imperial, which acted as owner’s rep on the owner’s last superyacht project and shepherded Flying Fox from inception to completion. “Like every yacht, you start with a white sheet – but in this case you have many more spaces to fit and to adapt to a very demanding, meticulous owner.”

Flying Fox’s 7,000 square metres of curving exterior by Espen Øino certainly contain a spectacular array of spaces, designed with originality by Øino, Mark Berryman and the owner, and executed with precision by Lürssen. The owner himself was deeply involved in every detail, “from the engine room to the observation deck”, says Kochman, who personally attended more than 50 meetings with the client, poring over the GA for an average of 14 hours at a time. Key to shaping the design was the owner’s experience on his previous fleet of superyachts. “It looked obvious to combine the facilities of them in one fully functional superyacht,” says Kochman.

Looking at the finished arrangement, it is clear that the key takeaway from his other yachts has been a passion for watersports and wellness – which defines this boat. It’s a modern preference reflected on many new yachts, but never before on this scale. The whole aft end of the yacht is a two-deck temple to on-water fun and relaxation. The tone is set when guests step on to the 22.5-metre-wide bathing platform and into one of the best superyacht spas to date. With heated limestone floors and louvred oak panelling, the centrepiece of this 400-square-metre “sea lobby” is a vast spa pool , the waters of which can be changed from steaming to icy in about 10 minutes (thanks to dual hot and cold tanks) so it can be used as a plunge pool following the hammam or sauna.

There’s also the first cryosauna ever installed on a yacht. It comprises an antechamber at -60 ̊C, followed by a main chamber at -110 ̊C – you stay in for a maximum of three minutes and emerge with a post-sprint endorphin rush. It is popular with professional athletes to aid muscle regeneration and pain relief. “It is not so easy to come down to that temperature; normal air-conditioning cannot do this,” says Florian Preuss, project manager at Lürssen. “You need three compressors and three circuits – so you cool down three times; three independent systems, working in three steps.”

To starboard off the sea lobby lies a loungey relaxation room with a fold-down balcony. To port, the counterpart balcony sits between a kite surf store and a dive centre that will make enthusiasts swoon. There’s every bit of kit imaginable, from advanced nitrox mixing systems to full face masks and underwater scooters, plus a super-quiet compressor. “We can cater for anyone who has never dived before,” says the dive instructor. “We can start you up in the main swimming pool on the aft deck, all the way through to technical rebreather diving here – if we have certified clients on board, we can do expeditions down to 100 metres. We can do enriched air nitrox just for recreational diving or trimix as well.” In the boat’s hospital there’s also a “proper” decompression chamber.

The fun continues in the cavernous and innovative tender garage just forward, which holds five tenders and a treasure trove of toys, from flyboards and hoverboards to Seabobs and windsurfs. The space has also been specced to meet regulations for fuelling the tenders with petrol. “Quite a technical challenge to achieve that,” says the captain, “similar to what supertankers have.”

And there’s space for more. “We also investigated and prepared the tender garage to carry a personal submarine ,” says Preuss. “So we installed an extra hatch in the tender garage so that you can go from the deck above into the submarine.” Because it’s shorter than a tender, launching it via the two sliding cranes designed to hitch each end of a boat would not work, “so we designed a special rack to put the submarine on, which can be picked up by the crane”.

Aside from the tender garage, this spa and sports space is designed to feel cohesive – you can walk via side decks all the way round from the bathing platform to the fold-down terraces either side of the spa. Directly above the lower deck spa pool, meanwhile, a three-metre by three-metre section of deckhead slides into a forward pocket to create a two-deck atrium. Stainless-steel handrails are then erected around the gap on the main deck. When closed, as Preuss puts it, “you can walk over it as if it was not there”; open, it connects the lower and main decks in spectacular fashion.

The spa-like feeling is carried through this aft part of the main deck too. Just inside from the aft deck is a beauty centre, followed by a dry massage room – “We carry a lot of high-tech electrical equipment so we can do body-shaping and electrical facials, and we use high-quality products by Swiss Perfection and Elemis,” says the therapist. There’s a wet massage room too, where “we do massages with the rain showers on, so you’re laid on a nice warm water bed, in a full shower”.

For more active guests there’s a standout superyacht gym packed with the latest Technogym kit, a balcony for fresh-air yoga and a gym “menu” laying out what’s on offer. It is staffed by ex-British military instructors (of the supportive rather than the shouty kind) – in fact, all crew members are dual-trained in order to staff Flying Fox’s wellness and watersports components: for example, the medic is a dive instructor and some of the housekeepers are also hairdressers.

But the jewel in the crown of this whole two-deck space – at least technically – is the 12-metre aft deck pool. A 22.5-metre beam allowed the team to place this transversely. “It was the owner’s idea to do it in this direction and the rationale behind it was that it would take up less space,” says Øino. “If you were to orient it in the longitudinal direction it would overshoot big time into the deck house and the gym, so it was a very rational decision.”

“I don’t think there is another project with a pool arranged this way,” adds Preuss. “And this is, of course, difficult from an engineering side because of the movement of the water – if the ship is rolling it is difficult to keep it in the pool.” The yard ordered extensive model testing at the University of Duisburg-Essen with a 1:10 scale model mounted on a pedestal that moved according to seakeeping analysis of the ship – so simulating real conditions. The yard identified the solution as two retractable baffles that create a “gate” in the middle that breaks up the volume of water, so it can’t build up momentum. Crew can still empty the pool in three minutes, but there are fewer occasions when they will have to and therefore more times the pool can be used.

But all of this is nothing that guests would ordinarily see. What they will notice is the glass front that can be misted to opaque at the touch of a button, the swim jets at one end and the massage jets at the other, and the height-adjustable floor that means it can offer a deep swim, shallow paddle or even, at full height above the water, a bandstand for parties.

The 10 guest suites are ranged forward of the gym, so guests can pad straight from their beds for a workout or, further aft, a morning swim. These rooms are uniformly massive and each opens on to one of the long side decks, which can be separated into broad fixed balconies in different configurations via hidden sliding panels (there are 45 sliding doors on Flying Fox ). “We’ve carried families with the children in one suite and the parents in another, with this one big balcony for them. It works really well,” says the captain.

The decor here, as throughout the yacht, is, says Berryman, “clean-lined, contemporary”, functional and tactile, with Japanese influences. The aim is a feeling of calm that fits perfectly with both the spa and the wider boat, with a small palette of colours, materials and finishes for a cohesive look – golden oak, caramel bamboo, brushed limestone, travertine marble and cream leather, as well as rattans and coconut shell embellishment.

The upper deck master suite carries this pared-back look as well. There’s a 48-square-metre bathroom, centred with an oval bath and huge shower all ranged outboard, for the views through double-fronted sliding doors on to the broad private deck that wraps all the way around the front of the suite. Highlighting the decor is a delicate mosaic of corals and seaweeds at the back of the shower. “The owner has a love of mosaics,” says Berryman, noting that the 1,700-year-old Lod Mosaic found in Israel in 1996 was an influence on their designs. “We also have them on the floors running throughout the main deck and the lower deck areas.” Created for Berryman by a specialist near Venice, they take on a playful character on the guest suite doors, each marked with a different sea creature.

The owner’s suite also comprises a beauty room and his-and-hers dressing rooms, but the cabin itself is the showstopper. “I have to say it was a difficult area to do,” says Berryman. “At 105 square metres you think, well, it’s a bedroom and you’ve got an aft saloon and aft dining room, what does he need out of it?” The solution was to place the bed to port and to create a cosy sitting room to starboard, complete with an ethanol fireplace.

There are 180-degree windows and Øino replaced bulwarks with glass so that views could flow straight out to the seascape. Forward on the private terrace is a huge spa pool with sunpads and seating. Adjacent to the suite is a cluster of work-focused spaces – a meeting room and the owner’s office, accessed through a studio. “The owner said to me early on, ‘I’m here to work, so I don’t want to be looking at the beautiful sea out there; let me face a wall and then I can concentrate,’” says Berryman.

But things get more social with one of the most extraordinary spaces on board. To port on the upper deck lies a loungey sitting room, for flicking through magazines and, perhaps, waiting for a meeting in the office. To starboard, the space drops off, behind glass balustrades, into a double-height saloon.

“Originally the upper deck saloon and dining was laid out to the port and starboard sides. After a few months of looking at those areas, we all felt the boat needed a wow factor,” says Berryman, “and also there was the saloon on the bridge deck – how many saloons did you actually need? So the starboard side upper dining was removed and the double-height space created.” The space is certainly wow-inducing and to avoid the feeling of, as Berryman puts it, “standing in the middle of a field” the seating is grouped in the centre of the saloon, leaving a walkway of warm oak around the outside.

Also aiding a cosy feeling is the real-wood fireplace, one of five superyacht fireplaces on board. They work, as Preuss puts it, “like a normal fireplace at home” except with insulated ducts routing smoke up through the mast with the help of forced extraction, and measures to meet marine safety regulations. “The glass pane in front needs to be closed all the time and there is a shut-off mechanism,” says Preuss, adding that when you are dealing with unusual onboard technology, “regulations don’t exactly describe what is possible and what is not possible – you have to discuss a lot with the authorities to come to a good solution”.

Another unusual – and residential – feature of the saloon is the greenery. It borders the staircase down from the upper deck and sprouts from planters set into the balustrade, while two ficus trees tower in the outer corners of the space. “We have a full irrigation system on board that is then linked down to the engine control room so that you can keep a check on what is working and if there are any problems there,” says Berryman. The different watering schedules, nutrients and quantities for different plants are programmed in. There are also “specialised lighting systems to give them the correct amount of UV without bleaching the materials”, notes the captain.

Adjacent to the bridge deck saloon lies a dining saloon with a long table by Metrica (which made all the loose furniture on board). A central aquarium, filled with bright artificial corals, adds a splash of colour while delineating the spaces (which can be entirely sequestered using sliding screens).

But just as the spectacular spa acknowledges the trend towards wellness, the yacht’s primary dining areas reflect the modern preference for eating al fresco. “My own experience of cruising is that you always end up spending your time on the outside decks,” says Øino, “so actually moving the cooking outside is a very logical thing to do.” The outdoor kitchen on the bridge aft deck features a wok station, a Josper (coal-powered Spanish grill), a rotisserie capable of cooking a whole lamb, goat or suckling pig, a churrasco oven, pizza oven, teppanyaki and tandoori grill. Guests can sit at a counter and watch the chef work, or at an extendable dining table.

Aft, seating around a gas-fuelled firepit offers the perfect nook for a nightcap. “Everyone says it has completely changed the dynamics of the boat, the interaction between the chef and the guests,” says Øino. “The chef is at the forefront and has become the star on board.” On the upper aft deck is a more intimate version of this space, which Øino describes as “more like a juice bar with ice cream and yoghurts”, as well as an outdoor cinema area and another firepit.

There are other noteworthy outdoor spaces. Take the helipad on the sundeck aft – it has an 18-metre D-value, capable of accommodating the world’s largest helicopters, including an Airbus H175. There are also power points and a DJ alcove built into the mast for when the helipad is used as a dancefloor, and a neat waiting room for departing guests (there is also a foredeck helipad on the bridge deck, with a 14-metre D-value). Up top there’s a (relatively) petite roof deck, with the best views out to sea and also all the way down to the main deck, via the glass roof of the lift shaft. “Despite the very large size of the boat, it can sometimes be difficult finding intimate spaces away from everyone else,” says Øino. “But when you are on the top deck you know that you are on your own – it’s private there.”

The relaxed winter garden , meanwhile, is an indoor space that feels airy thanks to two huge openable, domed skylights made by Yachtglass. “They look light but the skylights are massive and actually very heavy so they were not easy to produce,” adds Preuss. “They needed a couple of tries.”

Perhaps the most surprising thing about this boat is that chartering was not among its primary aims. From the equally proportioned suites, to the neutral decor, massive spa, outdoor lifestyle and dynamic positioning, it seems as if she was built for it. There’s even a cinema with D-Box seating for the latest blockbusters with motion and vibrations (Lürssen had to box the room and add “many tonnes of steel”, says Preuss, to soundproof it). This really is a boat with the scope to offer something for everyone.

“Conceiving and building such yachts is not a quiet path for all parties involved,” notes Kochman with some understatement. “But seeing the pride in the eyes of our client at the delivery, of our build and operational team, and of the crew, reminds us why we do this job.” Now that the hard work is done, there’s nothing for the owner to do but sit back and enjoy the most relaxing boat afloat.

The Crew Cut

It takes a powerful “human engine” to run a boat like Flying Fox – and behind-the-scenes design to supercharge crew work. “We carry two galleys, one for guests and one for crew, and four chefs in total,” says the captain. “We have 55 crew to feed two, sometimes three hot meals.” With a full capacity of crew plus 25 guests, that’s 246 meals a day.

The guest galley is a cook’s fantasy. There’s a pasta machine and prep area with drying racks, a lobster tank for the freshest seafood, vacuum packing for tender steaks using a sous-vide water bath, Pacojet freezing blenders for silky purées and ice creams – and every other bit of kit you could imagine. The fridges and freezers on board measure a total of 137 cubic metres.

In terms of space to relax, “crew consideration was always in the middle of everything”, says Evgeniy Kochman. Aside from large cabins, lounge, mess and gym, crew have use of a comfortable outdoor lounge just behind the forward helipad – a request of the owner. The paperless wheelhouse is set up to handle anything the sea can throw at it. “The bridge splits into three key areas,” says the captain, “planning and communication, navigation and emergency response.” Recessed screens can completely isolate the emergency space.

“You allow the bridge officers to continue with the navigation. They don’t get overawed with all the other communication going on, which could create another incident.” It’s a system common on cruise ships, not on yachts.

All images courtesy of Guillaume Plisson for Imperial.

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The world's largest charter superyacht costs $4 million a week and comes with two helipads plus a cryotherapy sauna. Take a look inside.

  • The Flying Fox is now the world's largest yacht available to charter, according to Boat International .
  • Imperial Yachts manages the superyacht's listing.
  • With six decks, it sleeps 25 guests and rents for nearly $4 million per week, a representative for Imperial told Business Insider.
  • Here's a look inside the Flying Fox superyacht, which comes with two helipads, a cryotherapy sauna, and a pool th at can be  split in two.
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The 450-foot-long Flying Fox is the largest yacht available for charter in the world, according to Boat International.

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Source: Imperial Yachts , Boat International

Built in 2019 by Lürssen, it rents for nearly $4 million per week and takes luxury to the next level.

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With six decks, it can accommodate up to 36 day and 25 overnight guests.

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Two helipads welcome arrivals ...

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... and are designed to convert to dance floors when the occasion demands.

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Other standout features include a 40-foot pool with can be split in two thanks to a retractable wall. One side could have salt water, and the other fresh; one cold, and one hot, according to Robb Report.

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Flying Fox is also the first yacht to ever install a cryotherapy sauna, Boat International reported.

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There is a professional dive center ...

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... and guests can check out everything from hover boards to a personal submarine from the tender garage.

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A two-story spa offers a range of treatments, from facials to body sculpting ...

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... and 'rain shower' massages.

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During a 'rain shower' massage, passengers lie on a warm bed under a stream of water while a staff member tends to sore muscles.

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To earn that massage, passengers can stop by the state-of-the-art gym and work with a personal trainer.

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Over 50 crew members, including former Olympic athletes and ex-members of the British military, are on hand to attend to guests' needs.

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Light colors and greenery dominate the decor, and the ship's design places an emphasis on outdoor spaces.

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For instance, each of the 11 cabins opens up to a deck that can be partitioned into private balconies thanks to sliding panels.

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Guests can also opt to dine al fresco.

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Views are stunning, from one observation level ...

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2019   Lurssen    446ft  /  136m


FLYING FOX Yacht Charter

FLYING FOX currently registered in the Cayman Islands is actively available for charter in several cruising destinations.

The luxury motor yacht FLYING FOX was built by Lurssen and delivered to her owner in 2019.

The exterior of FLYING FOX is designed by Espen Oeino.

The 446ft / 136m FLYING FOX has been constructed with a steel hull and is powered by 2X MTU diesel with a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 20 knots.

Charter guest accommodation

FLYING FOX has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 22 charter guests in 11 suites.

The guest cabins comprise a primary suite with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom facilities and 10 VIP suites with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom facilities.

Your luxury charter crew

Your luxury charter on board motor yacht FLYING FOX will be managed by the crew of 54 including the captain.

The crew will ensure you have a relaxed and enjoyable charter experience with all of your needs catered for while on board.

The 54 crew have their own separate crew quarters allowing guests to enjoy increased levels of privacy.

Amenities & Entertainment

Amenities on board for the charter guests include Air Conditioning, BBQ, Beach club, Beauty salon, Cinema, Outdoor shower, Elevator, Games console, Gym, Helipad, Ice maker, iPod dock, Jacuzzi on deck, Media movie server, Satellite Communications, Satellite radio, Satellite TV, Sauna, Spa, Stabilizers, Steam room, Streaming online media, Swim platform, Swimming pool and Wi-Fi.

An extensive list of further amenities and water toys can be seen under the features and amenities section.

Yacht charter destinations

FLYING FOX is Currently cruising in the Indian Ocean, the West Mediterranean and Africa.

Sample itineraries for the cruising destinations can be supplied by your professional charter broker allowing you to plan your luxury yacht charter vacation in detail.

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Bay of Bengal

West Mediterranean

  • Balearic Islands
  • Corsica & Sardinia
  • Sicily & Aeolian Islands
  • Amalfi Coast
  • French Riviera
  • West Indian Ocean
  • South Africa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beauty salon
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outdoor shower
  • Games console
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • Media movie server
  • Satellite Communications
  • Satellite radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Stabilisers
  • Streaming online media
  • Swim platform
  • Swimming pool
  • Inflatable Watertoys
  • Banana boat - towable
  • Beach games
  • Jet Skis (standup)
  • Paddleboards
  • Tube - towable
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Waverunners (Sit Down)
  • Dive Compressor
  • Crew can instruct
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Underwater lighting


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much to charter flying fox.

FLYING FOX has a weekly charter price starting at €4,000,000 and an estimated daily charter price of €667,000.

How many guests on board FLYING FOX?

FLYING FOX can accommodate 22 sleeping guests on board in 11 cabins.

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Motor Yacht FLYING FOX is displayed on this page for informational purposes and may not necessarily be available for charter. The yacht details are displayed in good faith and whilst believed to be correct are not guaranteed, please check with your charter broker. Charter Index does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or images displayed as they may not be current. All yacht details and charter pricing are subject to change without prior notice and are without warranty.

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Flying Fox: The Largest Charter Yacht in the World

Flying Fox effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht in the world.

By Ellie Brade

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A yacht the size of the 446-ft M/Y Flying Fox rarely comes onto the charter market. Following her spring 2019 delivery, this one-of-a-kind vessel effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht  in the world.

It is hard to know where to begin when trying to do justice to Flying Fox . Built in Germany by Lürssen , under the supervision of Imperial acting as builder supervisor and owner’s representative, she features a dove gray hull and distinctive curved exterior lines by Espen Øino, with an interior by Mark Berryman. Her staggering length of 446 ft, a beam of 74 ft and her huge volume mean it is no surprise that one of the yacht’s biggest assets is the sheer amount of space on board, both inside and out.

“ Flying Fox ’s layout has been wisely thought out by her designers to ensure that each area offers guests something unique, whether that is a two-story salon to entertain or a cinema room to be entertained,” says Julia Stewart, director of Imperial, the exclusive charter agent for Flying Fox . “The attention to every single detail has been critically observed to provide guests an unforgettable luxurious experience on board.”

A true passion project developed in close collaboration with her owner, Flying Fox ’s appealing design makes her eminently suited to the yacht charter market. Developed to be a home away from home, the yacht is packed with a near-endless list of features that make it hard to consider the idea of ever leaving.

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“ Flying Fox caters to all types of charter guests thanks to her beautiful looks and limitless amenities,” says Stewart. “If you want to set out on an adventure, there are all the toys and tenders you will need and highly trained instructors to take care of you; if fine food is more what interests you, then the culinary offering is unrivaled; for wellness lovers, the spa is unparalleled.”

Flying Fox ’s contemporary and functional interior draws on Japanese influences to create a calm and serene environment that makes use of a small palette of colors and materials including bamboo, oak, fine stones and leather. Exquisite mosaic and tile work also feature throughout the decor. Fresh greenery and towering ficus trees and planters are special touches that enhance the entire vessel and effortlessly bring the outside in.

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PYC compliant, and able to welcome up to 36 guests in the care of 54 expert crew, Flying Fox has accommodations for 25 guests in 11 cabins. These include a show-stopping master suite complete with 180-degree views, his and hers dressing rooms, a private beauty room and a sitting room complete with its own fireplace — one of five fireplaces on board. The 10 additional guest cabins each have their own sea terraces for a personal view across the ocean. Each cabin is en suite with a 75-in TV screen and media center, and has its own design flair.

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A focal interior point for guests is the sweeping atrium-style, two-level salon, which takes full advantage of the available height and volume to deliver a large seating area that overlooks the main salon, with a real-wood fireplace, below. This light-filled haven invites guests to throw off the weight of the world and relax. Other popular interior spots include the full cinema with D-box seating for 14 guests, an Atmos sound system, media system with more than 3,000 movies, a virtual-reality system and an abundance of games. A private dining room, with another real fireplace and enough seating for all on board, boasts its own aquarium as part of the styling, and is the ideal setting for enjoying formal meals created by the yacht’s talented culinary team.

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An emphasis on social living, wellness and relaxation is seen throughout and nowhere less so than the spa. “Covering 4,305 sq ft over two floors, the spa is a state-of-the-art achievement that has been called a ‘little Palace Hotel Merano,’” says Stewart. “From the impressive Jacuzzi set in the middle, through to the hammam, sauna, cryo sauna, dry and wet massage areas, or the fully equipped 970-sq-ft gym, the assets offered are above expectations and run by trained professionals, with proven credentials, or former Olympic athletes.” The cryotherapy chamber is of particular note, as it’s the first to ever be installed on a private yacht, and is able to go down to temperatures of -166 Fahrenheit; it will tick the boxes for those looking for a true endorphin rush. A private medic is also part of the crew on board.

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This dedication to wellness is seen across every deck, with numerous spaces to gather, relax and enjoy the water. The nearly 74-ft-wide swimming platform serves as a base for sunbathing and utilizing the yacht’s vast collection of water gear that includes a large selection of tenders, jet skis and Seabobs. A fully equipped professional dive center is positioned on the port side of the lower deck, with two dedicated folding terraces. “The on-board dive center is the best ever built on a superyacht,” says Stewart. “Run by PADI-certified specialists who have the ability to train guests, it includes an impressive selection of gear of all sizes, its own breathing system that allows it to be completely autonomous and a three-seat decompression chamber.”

If the ocean doesn’t appeal, then head to the main deck, home to a truly impressive 40-ft pool. Placed transversely — a unique approach when compared to most superyacht layouts — the pool has an adjustable floor height that allows users to tailor their swim, with swim and massage jets at alternate ends. The pool is also a popular gathering spot for sunbathing or simply enjoying drinks and the undisturbed views. Other highlights across the four exterior decks include sheltered lounge areas, sun-drenched teak decks, two Jacuzzis — one on the owner’s deck and one on the sun deck forward — and the privately positioned roof deck that delivers escapism and serenity in equal measure.

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Food lovers will appreciate the multitude of dining options found throughout the yacht. “On the cuisine side, Flying Fox is definitely out of this world: not only carrying some of the best chefs, with some having worked with Michelin-starred chefs, but also having impressive galley capacities and incredible areas to dine,” says Stewart. Favorite spots include the bridge deck, with a dining setup, bar and an open kitchen with cooking options, including a full-size rotisserie, tandoori, pizza oven and teppanyaki and churrasco grills, which ensure all tastes and flavors are covered.

While capable of traveling to far-flung destinations, Flying Fox is currently based in the Mediterranean. Access in even the most remote anchorages is easy thanks to the two helipads on board, with the upper deck helipad ranked as ‘18-meter D-Value’ and big enough to accommodate Flying Fox ’s Airbus H175 12-seat helicopter, the largest private helicopter in the world. The upper deck helipad has a double use and can transform into a dance floor like no other for partying under the stars.

The visionary  Flying Fox  yacht dwarfs her competitors — literally and figuratively — and delivers luxury escapism in the highest measure.

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  Flying Fox yacht is available to charter from $4m per week.

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Boat of the Week: Meet the 446-Foot ‘Flying Fox,’ the Largest Superyacht Available for Charter

Chartering for almost $4 million per week, the vessel is the owner's fantasy come true, with a two-deck spa, dive center, 54 crew that include former olympic athletes, two helipads, hospital and, of course, a cryotherapy center., julia zaltzman, julia zaltzman's most recent stories.

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Flying Fox

Three time’s a charm for the owner of Flying Fox . Not only did he want hearts to beat faster when guests came aboard this magnificent 446-foot Lürssen, the owner wanted to make sure he included every whim and fantasy for his own pleasure. Think features like the two-deck spa, a professional dive center, two helipads for corporate helicopters, the world’s largest transverse swimming pool and, naturally, a cryotherapy center. He also staffed it former Olympic athletes and British ex-military to provide a first-class crew.

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The good news is that Flying Fox can be shared by the rest of us—or some of us, for about $4 million per week. The length makes her the  largest yacht available for charter . Delivered in 2019, she has just about every luxurious amenity imaginable. In a very real sense, she doesn’t just raise the bar—she sets a new one.

The first glimpse of the turquoise Espen Øino exterior is a quick reveal of the scope of the six-decked vessel. On the aft end, the 40-foot swimming pool immediately catches the eye. The largest transverse pool on any yacht, it has a retractable wall that can divide the water in two. That gives guests a choice between fresh water or salt, and temperatures ranging from steaming to icy.

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The yacht has every possible toy imaginable—and many others that surprise, including a professional dive center, cryotherapy spa, and an onboard hospital.  G. Plisson for Imperial

The yacht’s two helipads also offer owners and guests a degree of flexibility. The 60-foot spot on the stern is the primary landing area for the owner’s H175 Airbus helicopter, with a second 49-foot helipad on the bow. Capable of carrying 12 guests, the H175 is one of the few VIP-configured models on the market. It’s also the owner’s favorite mode of transport.

Built for private use but conceived with the potential for charter, Flying Fox took three years to design. The owner wanted to make sure he included everything he’d missed on his previous two yachts. Imperial Yachts managed the build and is now overseeing charter.

“The original design process was about finding the balance between what the client was expecting and what was possible in terms of technology,” Eric Lepeingle, Imperial’s head of sales and charter, told Robb Report during an exclusive virtual tour. “The idea of having a meticulously designed yacht that also delivers on a technological front really pleased him.”

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This view of the stern gives a sense of the vast but proportional scale of the 446-ft. gigayacht. Not pictured is the 60-ft. helipad on the swim platform.  G. Plisson for Imperial

Beyond her sheer size, the intersection of technology with gracious living is what defines Flying Fox . A large sundeck converts into a dance floor by night, offering live music, private dining and fireworks for the ultimate shindig. The 1,300-foot, two-decked wellness spa is one of the signature accomplishments of the design. Its “sea lobby,” with heated limestone floors and louvred oak paneling, one of the inspirations from interior designer Mark Berryman, makes a beautiful welcoming area, while the sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and relaxation room (with a fold-down balcony at sea level) set the tone.

Flying Fox also has the first cryo-sauna ever installed on a yacht, bringing the spa experience to the next level. It has an antechamber set at -40 ̊F, followed by a main chamber at -116 ̊F. Cryotherapy is typically favored by elite athletes for muscle regeneration. “When he’s on board, the owner enjoys kitesurfing, jet skiing, diving,” says Lepeingle. “He wants to be able to recover quickly. He also wants charter guests to be able to enjoy any activity, so the yacht is designed to anticipate all requirements.”

Adjacent to the Zen-themed spa is the dive center, which includes a three-person decompression chamber and the option to dive depths of up to 328 feet. “To date, our charter guests have enjoyed diving depths of no more than 165 feet,” says Lepeingle, “but if people want to push their limits, we can help them to do that in the most secure way.”

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Designer Espen Øino took great care to ensure that the exterior spaces flowed easily into each other.  G. Plisson for Imperial

Supporting this ethos are the 54 onboard crew. The sports, gym and diving instructors are either former Olympic athletes or ex-British military. The helicopter is serviced by a dedicated pilot and engineer, and the onboard hospital (directly connected to a mainland hospital on a 24/7 basis) has a permanent medic. “Most the crew are typically ex-military because the owner believes military personnel have discipline and experience that normal crew don’t,” says Lepeingle.

Another prerequisite of the owner is the aft open-air galley. Five different types of ovens—tandoor, pizza, barbecue and two rotisseries—are joined by two teppanyaki grills and an alfresco dining area that seats 24 guests. Its five chefs cater for multiple diets and cuisines, all freshly prepared in full view. “One of the rotisseries can fit an entire lamb,” says Lepeingle. “The banquet opportunities are exceptional.”

As a PYC-classified yacht Flying Fox sleeps up to 25 guests, with a crew-to-guest ratio of two to one. The 328-square-foot master suite on the main deck stretches the full 74-foot beam width and takes in a dedicated salon, gas firepit and private jacuzzi (one of three on board). Even the onboard 20-foot irrigated trees are well-watered.

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The yacht has two helipads on the bow and stern. Pictured is its Airbus C175 corporate helicopter, the owner’s favorite mode of transport.  G. Plisson for Imperial

Flying Fox has mostly cruised the Eastern Mediterranean, with Turkey and Greece being the owner’s preferred cruising grounds. The yacht did a stint last winter in the northern most atolls of the Maldives. Currently in port in the Mediterranean, she will be heading to Croatia this summer and is available for charter through Imperial.

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Billionaires seeking an alternative playground for the summer, might want to consider the world’s most expensive six-storey charter yacht, the Flying Fox. The elaborate – and expansive – boat stretches to 450ft and is rentable at £3 million a week, or if you drill it down, £18,000 an hour.

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The exceptionally luxurious yacht is built with a futuristic cryotherapy chamber, a 400 square metre pool, a balcony exclusively devoted to the practice of yoga and even a medical centre. Hire it and entertain your closest friends and even your extended family, after all it sleeps 25 but can entertain up to 34 during the daytime.


Construction of the Flying Fox began in 2017 in Germany, and, once complete came in at a cost of around £500 million. It was finished last year before being put up for rental earlier this month. To be fully operational, it needs 54 crew members, from bar staff to gym instructors and waiters.

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Enter in any number of ways; by helicopter or, if you prefer, by mini-submarine station for those seeking a more covert passage. Those missing their gardens on land, can also bask in the tranquility of their indoor gardens, complete with trees and even a dedicated water garden.

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The interiors have been done up by lead superyacht designer, Mark Berryman, with 11 cabins, each with private sea view terraces. The superyacht really is enough to make the likes of Roman Abramovich and Sir Philip Green do a double take, the ultimate in floating palaces.

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Aft decks of luxury yacht Flying Fox, with large pool visible

The superyacht’s aft deck is home to a 12m swimming pool, where you can slide in and soak up spectacular views from a prime vantage point. The beach club of Flying Fox is particularly noteworthy, as it boasts a split-level spa with a hammam, steam room, Cryosauna and treatment room. 

This majestic vessel also features a large indoor jacuzzi, with access to the sea lounge and a scuba-diving room. Take a look at pictures inside superyacht Flying Fox for a closer look.

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Best for: jaw-dropping interiors and luxury amenities

Marking her debut on to the charter fleet in 2022, the 115m (387ft) Lurssen megayacht AHPO has been turning heads with her supercar-inspired exterior and vast deck spaces.

Her chic interiors come from the boards of Nuvolari Lenard, showcasing elegant refinement that borrows influences from the natural world, with plenty of calm colors, soft lines and organic patterns that help create a warm and convivial atmosphere that can be felt as soon as you step onboard.

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Highlights on board include a beach club spa, 12-seater cinema with sound-proofing for the very best acoustic experience and vast 8-meter heated swimming pool via an innovative heat recovery system from its generators, as well as large well-equipped gymnasium up on her sky deck affording glorious views.

She provides accommodation for 12 guests across 8 cabins, including a sprawling full-beam owner’s duplex.

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Best for: epic exploration in opulent surrounds

Legendary Lürssen superyacht OCTOPUS made serious waves when it was announced she was going to be available for charter for the very first time from January 2022.

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A pioneering 126m vessel that was the largest explorer yacht ever built at the time of her launch in 2003, she's been mostly shrouded in secrecy until now. Up to 26 charterers in 13 elegantly appointed suites will have the joy of chartering OCTOPUS, with the primary guests being able to luxuriate in their own private bar, Jacuzzi, alfresco dining area and elevator in the Owner's suite.

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Superyacht OCTOPUS is an iconic explorer yacht, available for charter in 2022 for the very first time

Packed bow to stern with seriously impressive charter-focused amenities, guests can quench their thirst for adventure in the utmost style and luxury. She boasts a showstopping aft swimming pool encircled by loungers, as well as a gorgeous glass-bottomed observation lounge, spa, library, basketball court, cinema and even a sound studio.

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Best for: corporate yacht charters

Superyacht DREAM is a mammoth vessel that offers expansive and intimate areas for dining, sunning and relaxing, making her the ideal choice for a corporate yacht charter. A true declaration of superyacht style, this luxury yacht was built in 1997  by Olympic Yacht Services before being carefully refitted in 2018 to keep her in flawless condition. Her exteriors are crafted by Studio Vafiadis and interiors are helmed by CQStudio.

Superyacht Dream cruising open waters

Sleeping up to 36 yacht charter guests across 22 plush rooms (one master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 6 double cabins, and 9 double/twin cabins) she truly is a yacht of epic proportions. And with such colossal size comes an extraordinary number of amenities: including a sundeck swimming pool, helipad and swim-up bar, plus a multitude of wellness and beauty facilities. Whenever the open water beckons, peruse her veritable flotilla of toys and tenders for a rip-roaring ride.

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Best for: vast interior and exterior spaces

Representing Benetti’s longest yacht built to date, the 108-meter superyacht IJE is a sleek charter platform offering endless possibilities for her guests. Whether that’s lounging in her chic interiors or taking advantage of more than 1,000 square-meters of outdoor space; from her bridge deck fire pit to her vast full-beam beach club the guests will be spoiled for choice. 

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The yacht’s 3,367 GT of interior volume also ensures there’s plenty of sleeping space, with accommodation for 12 charter guests in no less than 11 cabins, along with 28 dedicated crew members on hand to offer exceptional 5-star service at all hours of the day and night.

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Guests will particularly delight in her beautiful light-infused interiors, equipped with a wellness suite where guests can enjoy a wide range of treatments, as well as a gymnasium that overlooks the water thanks to a hydraulic fold-out platform on the yacht’s starboard side. There is also a dedicated movie theater with an array of wide plush sofas – perfect for lounging with a bucket of popcorn in front of your favorite film.

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Best for: cruising in comfort

Luxury yacht LANA provides accommodation for up to 12 guests in eight cabins. She is replete with exciting onboard amenities, including a beach club with spa facilities and a continuous connection to the ocean, thanks to a swim platform and twin fold-out sections on both sides of the beam.

Superyacht Lana cruising open waters

The yacht enjoys tasteful and minimal interiors from Benetti ’s in-house team, who have made full use of the tall windows and subsequent infusions of light. The owner’s suite onboard LANA is particularly lavish, with fold-out balconies flanking the space, large private dressing rooms and an interconnecting bathroom.

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Best for: Award-winning interiors and layout

Boasting a wealth of amenities, highly-trained crew and unmistakable Feadship pedigree, the 97m (317ft) superyacht FAITH is one of the finest yachts in the fleet and supremely worthy of her charter price tag.

Charter yacht FAITH

Delivered in 2017, and refitted in 2022, this award-winning yacht is brimming with crowd-pleasing features. Nowhere is this more evident than on her main deck aft, where you’ll find an impressive 9 meter by 3.5 meter glass-bottomed swimming pool, which floods light into her vast beach club below replete with a large bar and fold-out sea terraces for unparalleled waterside living.

FAITH is one of the most sophisticated superyachts ever to grace the world’s oceans

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Additional highlights include a mammoth games deck with facilities for football, tennis, volleyball, paddle tennis, basketball and golf, as well as a dedicated wellness center with a beauty treatment room, spacious Hammam and snow room – ideal for muscle therapy, plus a sundeck gymnasium with indoor/outdoor layout. There’s also two movie theaters for cozy nights in, either inside or under the stars. 

She provides accommodation for 12 charter guests across 7 suites, including a dedicated owner’s deck with skylight and fireplace, plus a crew of 32 are on hand to offer the highest level of service. The yacht also comes with three on-board chefs trained in different disciplines, offering a dining experience unmatched by other yachts in the charter fleet.

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Best for: a lavish superyacht vacation

Since 95m superyacht MADSUMMER made her charter debut in 2019 she has been met with critical acclaim, awarded with a continous string of accolades for her cutting edge exterior and interior design. Showcasing a riot of color, she sleeps up to 12 guests in 10 cabins all fitted with Calcutta-marbled ensuites, with her bridge deck master suite featuring its own private terrace. To ensure every possible guest whim is met, she also accommodates up to 28 members of crew.

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Showcasing cutting-edge design and spectacular amenities decked in a kaleidoscope of colour, superyacht MADSUMMER is a one-of-a-kind vessel.

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Upon boarding charter yacht MADSUMMER, the only words guests will be uttering is an endless murmur of wow — she's nothing short of extraordinary. Her standout amenities (of which there are many) include a 12m swimming pool with Jacuzzi, cinema, sprawling beach club, extensive spa facilities, and even a room completely dedicated to diving.

And when you are keen to jump off-board, superyacht MADSUMMER's glorious selection of water toys and tenders (which includes an uber-sleek 11m limo tender and Husky seaplane) will keep you occupied.

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Best for: entertaining in style

Luxury yacht LADY S   comes from one of the most revered shipyards in the world: Feadship. She is also one of the most sought-after yachts on the charter market.  Her interiors are by the esteemed Reymond Langton Design, who has styled the yacht to reflect a contemporary jewelry box with plenty of crystals and shimmering surfaces. 

Superyacht Lady S at anchor in the Mediterranean

Offering accommodation for 12 guests in seven suites, superyacht LADY S's most impressive onboard highlights include her duplex IMAX cinema, an amenity that had never previously before featured on a yacht. She also volunteers two helipads, and the one positioned aft doubles as a basketball court.

Hard to miss on her main deck aft is an enticing swimming pool that offers separate shaded and sunning areas. Below it, the beach club is suffused with light, featuring generously sized large side-opening balconies.

Want to see her sheer size in perspective? Take a look at this video of superyacht Lady S in Portofino .

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Best for: Endless entertaining in a supremely opulent setting

Luxury yacht AQUARIUS artfully fuses iconic Feadship design with contemporary flair throughout her indoor and outdoor spaces. With her exterior craftsmanship styled by De Voogt, and her deluxe interior by Sinot Yacht Design, she is a superyacht that has a lot up her sleeve, waiting to be discovered. 

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She comfortably accommodates 12 guests in 7 gracefully designed staterooms, comprising a master suite and 6 VIP staterooms, all kitted out with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure the best possible charter experience.

Her splendid spaces are copious, but highlights worth mentoring are absolutely her capacious owner's penthouse, featuring its own private aft balcony, cinema suite, impressive 6.5m swimming pool cum dancefloor, as well as her extensive array of water toys and tenders. This includes a custom glass-roofed Venetian taxi and Riva tender.

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Best for: extravagant interiors and premium exterior living

Joining the fleet of luxury yacht rentals in 2024, 400.3ft (122m) superyacht KISMET offers an opulent luxury yacht charter experience with highly indulgent interiors and exteriors that blend seamlessly to create a unique and inviting environment.

Featuring a plethora of key highlights including a state-of-the-art cinema, a deck Jacuzzi and swimming pool, a grand piano, and a spa-quality health and wellness center, this striking Lurssen charter yacht is the perfect match for charter guests wanting the utmost luxury and indulgence.

Charter yacht KISMET underway on a river

KISMET is spacious and packed with things to do making her fully primed for guests seeking a luxury charter at sea

Boasting collaborative design input from well-known designers Nuvolari Lenard and Reymond Langton Design, she can comfortably accommodate up to 12 charter guests in a well-appointed eight-cabin layout.

Superyacht KISMET offers the ultimate yacht charter experience with an ongoing list of amenities to be enjoyed across the decks and beyond.

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If you would like more information about any of these superyachts, please reach out to your preferred yacht charter broker .

Are you considering renting a luxury yacht for a crewed yacht charter vacation? You can view and compare the complete fleet of superyachts for charter  to find the best one to suit the needs of you and your charter party. 

Be sure to check out our yacht charter destination features for inspiration to plan to help you plan your dream superyacht charter vacation. 

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