If you have a million dollar budget for a month long summer rental or a few minutes for daydreaming, check out these beauties on the water.  There are a lot of luxury yachts that are outdated and overdecorated (not that I would turn down an invitation on one of them), however these stunners are right up my alley.  First up is the "A" yacht designed by Philippe Starck.  This spectacular 394 foot home on the water was completed in 2008 for an estimated 300 million.


The master bedroom suite has a rotating platform and rotating bed to take advantage of the magnificent sunrise and sunset views with the push of a button.  The windows surrounding the suite are made of bomb proof glass.  Mirrored glass finishes as seen on the jacuzzi tub and vanity with crystal vessel sink are examples of how reflective surfaces were used to bring the light of the sky and the ocean inside.


Guest suite with soaking tub.


Open dining and living area includes a mirrored dining table and sofas with luxurious white cushions and pillows.  The reflective surfaces of the minimalist design are made cozy by warm teak flooring.


All elements of the interior stairwell are custim including the metal wall panels, carpet and banister.


I think wood flooring was a good choice for this bath.  Marble or tile may have seemed too cold.


This outdoor bed is spectacular in it's design.  Who needs a guest suite?  I'd be quite happy right here.


There are three pools on board.  One of them can be switched to salt water or fresh water as desired.


Above photos via Live Yachting and Ocean Shaker.








Above photos via Yacht Images.  The interior of this yacht known as "Natori"  was designed by Bannenberg & Rowell and complete in 2009.   It has a super luxurious layout and boasts a large collection of contemporary art.  A combination of Italian design and African fabrics and materials were inspirations for this sophisticated vessel.



Everything has a place as you can see in this minimalist style guest suite.


The glass walls of the living area lead to an open outdoor dining space on the sea.


The flokati rug in the living area brings coziness to this modern space.


Dining Area


The curved shapes of the bar and stools help to soften the hard straight lines of the surrounding furniture.


The spacious chef's kitchen has recessed lighting and safety closures on all of the millwork and cabinetry.  Finishes include thin gauge steel and natural stone for a streamlined look.


The master bath includes a clear soaking tub and custom steam shower.  The vanity includes a limestone countertop with his and hers sinks and cabinetry panels of backlit sandblasted glass.



Above photos via Yacht Images.  Sky is the name of this fabulous 165  foot yacht.  It's interior design is by Mojo-Stumer Associates of New York.   The sleek design of the interior and custom furnishings is all about symmetry and minimalism.



Here are some more beautifully designed yachts that might interest you.





Above photos via Charter World.


Photo by Jespen Designs.


Photo via If It's Hip It's Here.


 Photo via Urban Review.


Pass me one of those black towels please.


 Above photos via Trendszine.  I love the elegant take on a skull and crossbones motif on this throw pillow.


Photo via Tech Livez.

 Photo via Livia Concepts.


Photo via Fit In House.


OK that was fun, now back to reality.  If I had my pick I would definitely spend my time on the "A" yacht designed by Philippe Starck.  With all of it's luxurious finishes of marble, chrome, leather and wood it would be sure to be a glamorous experience.