German shipyard Lürssen placed another one of its vessels into the top 20 of the world’s largest motor yachts when it launched 136m/446ft mega yacht FLYING FOX in 2019, and in doing so also added another exceptional choice for Mediterranean luxury yacht charters.
Guests will be well tended to onboard with a crew of 54 and opulent amenities including a two-tier lounge, a swimming pool and beauty salon. There are only a few other luxury yachts able to offer as much or even greater space on board.
You might be wondering: How big is the FLYING FOX yacht? Megayacht FLYING FOX covers six decks inside and out, the beam being 22.5m/73.10ft at her widest point, with a Gross tonnage of 9,022.
Lürssen designed her with a 400m²/4305.6ft² spa covering two decks, a two-tier main salon with lounging and formal dining areas on both decks, a cinema, gym and watersports and dive centre. These lavish interiors come from Mark Berryman, who has created a characteristic interior using warm tones in the wooden panelling. Lush vegetation can be found throughout in surrounding planters integrated into the balustrades, and the plantation shutters over the floor-to-ceiling windows let guests choose the amount of light and privacy as desired.
The spa area on the lower deck within the stern has an abundance of seating for hosting parties close to the water, and in the centre of the room, a large Jacuzzi invites guests to take a dip and savour the sunshine streaming down from the cut-out section in the main deck aft.
The two-tier spa boasts a sauna, steam room, beauty salon and massage room for the ultimate pampering treat before a big celebration or as an everyday indulgence. The spa is also a perfect way to unwind after a workout in the onboard gym, which has a comprehensive selection of equipment to provide for a wide range of onboard fitness regimes from some of the finest specialists and fitness instructors in the luxury yachting industry.
A closer look at the lounges reveals that they both have fireplaces for ambient evenings as the summer months drift into autumnal colours, and also have wall-mounted widescreen TVs. Another great space for entertainment is the cinema, complete with games consoles, an Atmos surround system and box seats for cosy evenings together.
The accommodation is placed across the main deck and upper deck, with the Owners’ apartment located on the Owner’s deck above for exceptional views and privacy. The Master Suite has a king-sized bed with a lounge against the opposite wall and a widescreen TV above. A desk is placed in the corner to port and starboard of the lounge, and there is a double and single bunk bed in the corner for the children to share the space. Up to 23 other guests are accommodated across 10 VIP staterooms fitted to the same contemporary standard, with widescreen satellite TVs and iPod docks.
Espen Oeino produced the clean modern exterior styling that is designed for sun worshippers and partying under the stars. The massive swim platform welcomes guests on board to drinks in the spa area, and the group can take the plunge into the swimming pool along the main deck aft. The design places the swimming pool horizontally with sunbeds at both ends to prevent dividing the space into two areas.
The bridge deck aft is the main alfresco lounging and dining area, designed to accommodate all 25 guests for lavish gatherings at any time of the day. More evergreen shrubbery has been planted sound the sofas and sunbeds for a secluded garden-like ambiance, further enhanced by the real wood fire pit near the balustrades for amazing views even on colder moonlit nights. After dinner, guests can ascend the staircase to the top deck lounge for drinks at the wet bar and even more seating for large dockside events in the height of the Mediterranean summer.
Both the bridge deck forward and the sun deck aft have been left clear for a helipad so that guests can come and go as they please. The bridge deck forward area can also be used for outdoor exercise such as yoga while the sun deck provides a winter garden.
A fabulous outdoor space can be found on the observation deck, a shaded, tranquil setting with a large central skylight and lounges. The result is a desirable area to sit and unwind with reading material or chat over coffee.
As beautiful as the outside decks look during the day, M/Y FLYING FOX lights up the night with lighting strips running along the floors and strong spotlights in the ceilings of all decks. At night, the helipads are illuminated for easy sightings from above.
How much does it cost to charter mega yacht Flying Fox?
The price to charter M/Y FLYING FOX depends upon whether you’re looking to book during high or low season: Summer in the Mediterranean is busiest during the hottest months of July and August. Visit the below link to learn more about the yacht or contact CharterWorld to find out the exact pricing and availability.