“What do you get when you combine the latest superyacht with an Apple iPad? Answer: The world’s most exclusive app,” wrote George Webster for CNN. Lurssen, a German luxury yacht firm, created custom software that gives passengers control of everything except the captain’s steering wheel – all with the touch of an iPad.
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, his girlfriend Kim Porter and their daughters D’Lila and Jessie chartered “Solemates,” the first pleasure yacht to offer the new technology. The rapper and his family had control of all the shipboard entertainment and climate systems, blinds and lights in their cabins, and could even have their drinks dressed with the use of complimentary iPads. “You won’t find this app for download in the Apple store any time soon,” said Rupert Connor, central agent from chartering firm the Luxury Yacht Group. “The captain hands each guest their own iPad when they board, which they get to keep for the entirety of their trip.” The application’s homepage may be customized by guests to suit their preferences – “For instance, if we have a client who we know is a music industry bigwig, then we’ll program the app’s homepage to have a prominent shortcut to our high-speed media server’s music library, and we’ll do our research to make sure we have all the music they’d want to listen to,” said Connor.
So how much would a week aboard “Solemates” run you? About $690,000, plus expenses, conservatively. The vessel also features multiple Jacuzzis and flat-screen LCD televisions, a luxurious al-fresco gym that can morph into a disco with built-in light and sound systems, inflatable floating trampoline, jet-powered surfboards, an aromatherapy shower and more.
Twenty-first century technology is quickly making its way into the yacht world, further enhancing the opulence charter lovers enjoy. If you are seeking a yacht for sale or boat for sale, contact Atlantic Yacht and Ship today. Atlantic Yacht also offers yacht charters to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Panama, Costa Rice and New England. Call 1-888-230-0439 today.