Few superyachts divide opinion like Motor Yacht A. Rumored to have been penned in a matter of minutes on a restaurant napkin by architect Philippe Starck, the striking 390-foot minimalist exterior cuts a highly distinctive sight on the water. Famed for its pelican bow, the naval architecture was by Martin Francis with construction by Blohm + Voss. Commissioned by Russian industrialist Andrey Melnichenko, Motor Yacht A has three swimming pools, including one with a glass bottom. Melnichenko kept the yacht for eight years before replacing it with the equally striking Sailing Yacht A (both said to be named ‘A’ to keep them at the top of the shipping register).
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