The sundeck is also impressive, with a jacuzzi placed forward, a dining table aft, and a special penthouse gym that offers great views. In addition to the elegant main salon, guests can enjoy al-fresco dining on the upper deck. In terms of interior design, the acclaimed Francois Zuretti went for a classic Italian style, with contrasting woods and high-gloss paneling.
But what Harry Vafias, AE Cap d’Antibes’ owner, appreciates the most is the mechanical equipment of a boat. He’s not known as “the Harry Potter of shipping” for nothing. This young millionaire runs a gas-shipping company, and he sees even pleasure crafts more as financial investments. In an interview with Superyacht News, he criticized typical superyacht owners for not doing proper research before deciding to buy. “All they do is go along with their wives and look for a boat with a nice interior,” Vafias said, which eventually causes them to lose up to half of the initial investment.
Vafias bought AE Cap d’Antibes, which isn’t his only yacht, from a Russian tycoon, the founder of Standard Vodka. It’s unknown how much the Italian vessel was worth at the time, but it’s currently up for grabs at Black Orange Yachts for $18.9 million. Whether or not this sale will be as profitable as he hoped it would be, only the Greek millionaire knows.