Spielberg Buys Multi Million Yacht in Alblasserdam
13 January 2010
, by Martijn Koolhoven (De Telegraaf)http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/8723639/__Spielberg_koopt_miljoenenjacht_in_Alblasserdam__.html
Alblasserdam - The world famous American film director Steven Spielberg bought a new boat in Alblasserdam, worth Euro 150 million.
A few weeks ago, the director, known for hit movies like Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Jaws, has got his new boat at shipyard Oceanco in Alblasserdam.
'Boat' is an understatement, because the yacht 'Seven Seas' is 86 meters long and will cost 150 million euros. Oceanco has signed a contract in which he promised not give any statements about the buyer. Insiders can tell you now that Spielberg personally picked up his ship in Alblasserdam and that the actual transfer took place at mid sea in the presence of a notary. The ship went on course to the Mediterranean Sea. It will sail under the Cayman Islands flag. Spielberg was very pleased with his new acquisition.
People who have visited the Seven Seas before delivery, praised the high quality of workmanship and special technical equipment on board. The ship has a private helicopter flight deck in the shape of the bottom of one of the two pools on board. According to an ingenious system the pool runs empty when an helicopter is approaching the ship, then the bottom of the pool shifts upwards as flight deck for the helicopter. Also, the ship has a 'dry' cinema and a 'wet' one, so Spielberg can watch movies while he's swimming.
The interior is dominated by walnut, teak and rosewood. The dining room area, which can then be converted into a swing party or gala dinner room is 250 square meters.
Spielberg can invite twelve guests, though he has a private deck with a study and a lounge room for himself. The ship has 26 crew members. Spielberg is not only going to use 'Seven Seas' for himself but also as charter. The charter price is euro 1 million per week.