According to recent rumors, the ultra-luxurious yacht Galactica Star, which Jay Z and Beyoncé recently leased for a holiday, is allegedly owned by Nigerian oil magnate Kola Aluko.
The luxurious yacht is 65 meters long, costs £50 million (€65 million, $73 million), and can achieve speeds of up to 28 knots (32 mph) when conditions are ideal. The vessel is also extremely fuel-efficient due to its revolutionary hull construction. In comparison to similar-sized boats, it uses up to 30% less power to maintain the same speed as it would otherwise.
The Galactica Star can house 12 guests at once because to its full-beam master bedroom, upper-deck VIP cabin, and four more double cabins. Beyond this, there is a “beach club” with a helipad, a 10-square-meter balcony, and plenty of room for entertaining guests.
Rumors claim that the yacht may be rented for $900,000 (or £580,000) each week, however in actuality it is much more expensive: You must also be familiar with the owner in order to be permitted to stay on the yacht.
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The Galactica Star, which debuted in 2014, was awarded a Neptune Trophy at an event dubbed “the Oscars of the super-yacht industry.”
The interior was designed by Bannenberg and Rowell Design, one of the most famous names in yacht design. The interior is designed to mirror the hull’s sleek, metallic appearance.
The Galactica Star has a length of 213 feet (65 meters) and a width of 37 feet (11.3 meters).
The yacht is outfitted with everything you could possibly need at sea, catering particularly to warmer climates where guests can relax in the sun.
The Galactica Star can land and store a helicopter, making getting to and from the shore a breeze.
The Star can sleep 12 people but can accommodate many more across multiple levels with different seating areas. Guests can be attended to by trained personnel who also live onboard.
The Star can travel at up to 28 knots (32 mph) despite weighing around 560 tons (with a 50% load), making it one of the fastest boats in its class.
The top deck features a Jacuzzi, bar, large seating area, and viewing platform, as well as towels with Galactica Star embroidery.
While the Star is large, it is also attractively designed, with swooping curves engineered from an all-aluminum ƅоԀy.
Aside from guests, the boat can accommodate staff and has a dedicated kitchen for preparing food for those onboard.
The control room is cutting-edge, with large touch-screen displays that allow the yacht to travel over 4,500 nautical miles on a single tank of fuel.
The Star also includes a 64-square-meter “living deck” on the front (which doubles as a helipad) and an additional 80 square meters on the lower aft deck when the tenders are relocated to the front garage, in addition to the 106 square meters of sundeck with bar and Jacuzzi.
The ship is beautifully lit at night and is an ideal location for hosting parties.
The contemporary and forward-thinking design incorporates a lot of glass, which helps to keep the space light and airy.
The Galactica Star costs about the same as a large mansion at £50 million (€65 million, $73 million).