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'A' by Mr Dewhurst
'A', a photo by Mr Dewhurst on Flickr.
The biggest super yacht to have ever berthed in Auckland arrived last week, and it looks totally mad and at 119 meters long it's longer than New Zealand's largest navy vessels!

It's designed by Philippe Starck apparently, so think sleek, like a submarine. Almost devoid of embellishments, port holes, rails and the like, an invisible panel slides away so a smaller boat or three can be launched, but that's about all I could see.

She was built in Germany by Blohm + Voss, they've been building floating things since 1877. They know a thing or two about boats having pumped out many of the world's maritime heavy hitters some of which you might have heard of including the Bismark.



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