It’s official, the yacht industry has gone bonkers. An invention of the Dutch back in the 16th century, the original ‘jaghts’ were small pleasure boats, designed to pootle along the coast and show everybody how wealthy you were. Inevitably the British monarchy got involved, which got the Americans excited, and the yacht boom has seen boats increase in both size and luxury year on year ever since. And while a supercar can be measured in horsepower and speed, a superyacht can be measured in bedrooms, floor space and number of toys on board. Which, in the case of the Century X, is plenty.
Resting at 360-feet (you’re struggling to visualise that, it's an NFL football pitch) Century X is what happens when money really becomes no object. First, there’s room for fourteen guests, which may not sound a lot, considering all that space, but do remember that the 27 crew live on board too.
Access to the four decks is by elevator (obviously) and there’s all the usual gubbins you would expect on such a craft, like the gym, cinema and jacuzzi and helicopter landing pad. But it’s from this point on that things get bonkers, because Century X has its own beach club. Complete with a waterfall. Meaning you can anchor just off the coast and look at people at beach clubs from your very own beach club. Like we said. Bonkers.
Of course, there may come a time when you want to leave the boat, although we can’t imagine why, in which case help yourself to the jet skis and depart from the bottom hinged side door.
Designed for the calmer seas of the Mediterranean and due for delivery in 2024, the Century X is the brainchild of Ocean Independence who state that price is available on request. But as we all know, if you have to request the price, you can’t afford it, darling. Check it out here.