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JustLuxe Discovers Mega Yacht "A" in San Diego Bay

Aug. 9th, 2010 | Comments 2 | Make a Comment   
Luxury Yachts: The 390-foot mega yacht owned by Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko recently made its way into San Diego waters. Built by naval architect Blohm & Voss, the impressive mega yacht, formerly known as Project Sigma SF99, now goes by the name "A." While its new name may be short and sweet, when it comes to bells and whistles, the German-built motor yacht is in no way lacking.

Designed by Philippe Stark, "A" features an array of over-the-top amenities, including three swimming pools, a lavish owner's suite, six guest suites and enough space to accommodate more than 40 crew members. With its twin 6035hp MAN RK280 Diesel engines, upside down hull, and unique exterior aesthetics, the mega yacht is truly a sight to be seen. When JustLuxe caught wind that "A" would be cruising into San Diego Bay, we jumped at the chance to see the mega yacht in action. After all, how often is it that you get to see a mega yacht that costs an estimated $1 million to fill up in fuel alone?

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Project Name: Sigma; SF 99 Yacht type: Motor Yacht
Flag: Bermuda Port of Registry: Hamilton
Length Overall (m): 119.00 Length Overall (ft): 390.42
Length Waterline (m): 118.38 Length Waterline (ft): 388.39
Beam (m): 18.87 Beam (ft): 61.91
Draught Max (m): 5.15 Draught Max (ft): 16.90
Shipyard: Blohm & Voss Gmbh Year: 2008
Hull: 970 Status: Completed
Port: Kiel Country: Germany
Naval Architect: Blohm & Voss GmbH
Designer: Philippe Starck
Hull Material: Steel Superstructure: Aluminium
Gross Tonnage: 5500 Displacement: 5959
Class: Lloyds Register
Guest Cabins: 1 Owner's suite, 6 Guest cabins
Guests: 14 Max Charter Guests:
Crew Cabins: Crew: 42
Engine Manufacturer: MAN Model: RK280
Number of Engines: 2 Type: Diesel
HP: 6,035 KW: 4,500
Total HP: 12,070 Total KW: 9,000
Max Speed: 23 Cruise Speed: 19.5
Range: 6,500 at 19.5 Propulsion: Twin Screw
Fuel Capacity (Liters): 757,000 Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 199,999
Water Capacity (Liters): 94,000 Water Capacity (Gallons): 24,835

*Statistical information was taken from

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commented on September 4, 2011

That is well known that cash makes us autonomous. But how to act if somebody does not have money? The only one way is to get the credit loans or bank loan.

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Solomon commented on August 11, 2010

That is funny how I came across your site. I was researching this huge mega yacht and found this. I was on the same pier as the vessel. I have a couple of pics from the other side as I was working in the area. Awesome pics by the way.

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