The £360 million, or $480 million, Sailing Yacht A, one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world, was spotted sailing in the crystalline waters of Formentera again Tuesday — this time by UFC star Conor McGregor.
Formentera, the tiny Spanish island near Ibiza, is a hotspot for celebrities and billionaires. Its white sand and turquoise water resemble the Caribbean.
McGregor has been living it up in Ibiza with family and friends after losing his fight to Floyd Mayweather in late August. He was enjoying life aboard boats and yachts himself when he spotted Sailing Yacht A, owned by a Russian billionaire named Andrey Melnichenko.
His first post was captioned: “The 360 million dollar ‘sailing yacht A’ pulls up out the back garden this morning. ‘Sailing yacht A’ its called. That’s how you know the owner doesn’t need to give a bollox about anything. Sailing yacht A. Most expensive sailing yacht in the world. 360mill. Owned by a Russian billionaire. Google it. Crazy!”
First he admired it from afar in his Versace dressing gown, before deciding to get a closer look.
He got out a huge lens to zoom in and posted: “Quick scope of it before I depart like a pirate towards it.”
And he got some pretty good close-up shots of it, too.
He even took out a Jet Ski to get a closer look of what he calls a “super boat.” He said: “It’s like something out of a bond film. Can’t believe this just pull up.”
His photos show the sheer size of the 469-foot-long vessel, which boasts masts that, at 330 feet above the water line, are taller than Big Ben and which counts eight decks (connected by a series of lifts), a free-floating spiral staircase, huge swimming pool, and an underwater observation pod among its stunning features.
Finally, he posted a photo of himself in front of Sailing Yacht A that has been liked almost 1 million times.
The caption says: “That was a mad scene. I only posted ‘race to the next yacht’ two days ago and then this one pulls up right out my back garden. The biggest one of all. This is an eye opening level of opulence to witness first hand. To me, it is truly motivating. I’m starting to think I don’t have a wealth belly just yet. I’m more just rich fat now. I must keep eating. I wonder if my lunch is ready. Happy Tuesday.”
McGregor has, however, been living it up in Ibiza on an impressive yacht, joined by family and friends, since losing a fight to Floyd Mayweather on August 26. They appeared to be enjoying the Balearic sunshine.
To an even bigger yoke
Other Instagram users have also documented the sighting of the superyacht in Formentera.
This one shows the vessel at sunrise.
Business Insider most recently reported a sighting of Sailing Yacht A, also in Formentera, in June.