Now, Victoria Del Mar (VDM), as it's been dubbed, is going for a whopping $24,750,000 (€23,200 at current exchange rates), reduced from nearly $28 million, and while that's already more money than I can even imagine, this ship is so dang prepared for its future owners, that Northrop & Johnson, the broker for this machine, even took the time to create an entire video for it, showing us the benefits of buying this ship, and may I say, there are plenty.
I mean what I say about there being plenty aboard VDM because as I explored the ship's catalog, I encountered 19 sections of information underlining, with pages of text, each deck and all it has to offer, the sort of amenities guests can find, floor plans, toys, and even safety equipment; let's hope you never use the latter. In short, I'll just stick to a few main attractions you need to be aware of if you're in the market for this ravishing dream.
For the remainder of this article, I want you to picture that you're a guest on this ship and stepping upon it for the first time. As you take a big step off your tender, you'll find yourself at the rear of the ship, in the same space that later transforms into a beach club, ready with a toy garage, too.
From here, access to the main deck is made via two lateral stairways, and once your sight begins to break the deck line, you'll witness an alfresco dining and lounge space and, beyond that, an enclosed main salon that's optimized with the right temperature, waiting on you with drinks and foods, and styled with tones of wood, carpeting, and tons of natural light. This deck is also home to two VIP staterooms found toward the bow and a gym facing port.
However, this is also the owner's deck, and as such, he, she, or they will be spending most of their sleeping hours here, among a massive beam-to-beam room, fit with a bed that's beyond kind-size and his and her bathroom. Walk-in closets are also part of the benefits of owning this beauty.
The last deck, or sundeck, is accessible by a spiral staircase and/or elevator, as are all other decks, and is the place you want to be when you're seen rolling into port or out of it. Not only is this deck fitted with countless lounging options, but an 8-person jacuzzi and 18-guest dining table are also found here.
Beyond all that, toys! First, there's that tender that picked you up and brought you to the ship in the first place, a 14 ft (4.3 m) Nouverania, but that's only good for cruising around and seeing the sights. If you want a tad of adrenaline, two Yamaha jet skis, two sea bobs, and a couple of kayaks can be accessed. Oh, three paddle boards are available as well, but for everything else, your no-limit credit card will do.
In the end, there could be countless reasons why Mr. Miller would ever want to sell his superyacht, and a looming housing market crash doesn't have to be one of them; maybe he just wants a new jet or something like that. I don't know what millionaires do with their money.
Luckily for future owners of Victoria Del Mar, ships like these, and in the state this one is in, can easily be transformed into a source of revenue. Heck, you don't even need to go far; Northrop & Johnson can take your purchase and out up your jewel for charter. Talk about a side hustle and quite an expensive one at that. Hey, you need money to make money.