The $300 million yacht that's been sailing up and down the coast of California spent part of the weekend in the beautiful Monterey Bay. The visit was a brief one. By the time reporters got to the wharf Sunday morning, she had already set sail south.
By late Sunday we started getting reports of the 390-foot super yacht known as "A" in Santa Barbara.
A is the aquatic toy of Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.
With a $300 million price tag, the boat isn't short on perks. According to a profile in the Wall Street Journal, she has 23,600 square feet of living space, three swimming pools, three speed boats and a 24,000 horse power engine. She also comes with some high security features such as bomb-proofed glass and a fingerprint security system
The blog "Yacht Pals" highlight some of the other amenities:
In addition, it has all the latest entertainment systems, blinking lights, bells and whistles one would expect on a billionaire's mega yacht. Unlike most yachts, however, which usually sport several spacious decks for lounging in the sun and taking in the sea air (or allowing throngs of nude "models" to do same), A's streamlined design is almost entirely enclosed, which suits her reportedly paranoid (but maybe only A-goraphobic?) owner quite well.
The boat got lots of attention from locals and tourists alike along the Monterey peninsula who spent a little extra time gazing toward the bay.
Below is some raw video of A's visit to the San Francisco Bay.