Legendary film director Steven Spielberg has listed his mansion-sized superyacht, the immense 86 metre-long Seven Seas, with plans to palm it off to anyone with a spare US$160 million (AU$206 million) lying around.
Assumedly, the director is selling before he climbs even higher in the world of superyachts – reports indicate that the Hollywood behemoth has commissioned an even bigger boat (insert obvious Jaws reference) for future delivery.
Seven Seas, most recently spotted in Gibraltar last year amidst COVID-19 lockdowns, is well known in the lavish world of superyachts. The white-and-navy yacht was delivered in 2010, built by iconic Dutch shipyard Oceanco to Spielberg’s exacting specifications. With interior design and décor by Nuvolari & Lenard and Molly Isaksen, it immediately became one of the most awe-inspiring megayachts in the world and played a major part in building Oceanco’s reputation amongst those who could afford to play around with these types of high-end pleasure vessels.
Seven Seas is big enough to accommodate 15-20 people across 7 cabins and 4 decks, including a private owner’s deck with a supersized master bedroom that’s big enough for a study, a bar (reportedly with Guinness on tap), an apartment-sized bathroom, and a private area with an outdoor pool. Space is maximised throughout all interiors, including 4 other large guest suites and a VIP statement on the main deck which measures the full width of the 14.2 metre beam. Another VIP stateroom is located on the terrace deck, sporting a similar size.
The 4 decks are connected both by a vintage glass elevator and a winding stairway, giving guests easy access to amenities like an outdoor swimming pool and two spas, a special screening room, and a gorgeous wood-panelled main saloon which is located on the same upper deck as the owner’s suite. Aft of this watering hole is a lush circular dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that slide open and expand onto a 250 square metre teak deck that has no doubt seen plenty of post-dinner cocktails being toasted to the wide open seas.
The aft deck can be transformed into a helipad, or kept as an entertainment area with Oceanco’s trademark infinity swimming pool.
Elsewhere on the uppermost deck is the bridge and captain’s quarters, as well as a fitness & wellness centre that spans a gym, massage room, sauna, and steam room.
Although most interesting, and telling of Spielberg’s specific tastes, is a state-of-the-art theatrette with plush sofa seating organised on tiers next to a full bar and a baby grand piano. It’s highly likely that Steven Spielberg’s most recent box office hits like Ready Player One and The Post were given more than a few preview screenings here.
The Steven Spielberg superyacht also features a trio of onboard tenders that are fitted to the highest standards of luxury, spanning a 9 metre sports boat, and a 10 metre limo-esque tender. The Seven Seas’ garage also features three Wave Runners and various diving equipment.
As for what’s driving the entire thing, the Seven Seas is capable of maximum 19.5 knots, with a cruise speed of 14-15 knots. The specs are driven by twin 4,680 horsepower engines, allowing for a range of 8,368km which is more than enough for one easy transatlantic crossing.
Celebrity-owned Megayachts have been plastered all over the internet lately due to a swift uptick in the industry, assumedly driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that all these mega-rich figures didn’t actually lose much (if any) money during the lockdowns. Just about everyone on the internet would know by now that Jeff Bezos is awaiting a new superyacht from Oceanco which is big enough that it needs its own support yacht, just to fit a helipad and other essentials
If you’ve got a cool $206 million lying around, you could join this list of seafaring moguls. Although most of us will have to contend with picture-induced escapism. As such, check out more images of the Steven Spielberg superyacht below.