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New Superyacht Built for World Travelers Can Withstand Climates From the Caribbean Down to Antarctica

It’s the largest build for Italian shipyard Rossinavi.


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Shipyards seem to be in a bit of an arms race recently, with superyachts being developed as the fastest or featuring wild amenities like an underwater lounge. Now, one of the most talked-about projects from Italian builder Rossinavi just came to life. The 230-foot Polaris is the largest ever built by the team and is built to withstand any climate, making it the perfect vessel for sailing anywhere from the Caribbean to Antarctica.

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After four years of construction, the massive ship finally set sail this month and features every luxe detail you can imagine. The interior and exterior were designed by Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design and feature sleek lines, black detailing, and a lot of windows. There are six cabins in total capable of sleeping up to 12 guests, with the owner’s suite being the standout with a private terrace, deck, and waterfall. All of that is in addition to space for 17 crew members spread across 10 cabins.

As far as common areas go, expect another onboard waterfall, several indoor/outdoor lounge and dining spaces, soundproof movie theater, 20-foot infinity pool, gym, hammam, yoga area, massage room, and sauna. Plus, there’s room for six jet skis and two tenders, including a 33-foot one created by Rossinavi.

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But, the highlight has to be the superyacht's sailing capabilities. Built with a steel hull and capable of hitting 6,000 nautical miles at cruising speed, the ice-class vessel can anchor anywhere in the world from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the frozen shore of Antarctica.

While a private client commissioned this project for personal use, another superyacht is available for rent with similar capabilities. A 77.4-meter yacht, dubbed Legend, can be chartered for $550,000 a week and take you all the way to the frigid continent. What’s more, is it recently permitted travelers to book an individual cabin at $55,000 per week making it less costly to see one of the most extraordinary unspoiled landscapes.


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