Container Ship Converted to Superyacht
The nautical version of building a home out of shipping containers
For the nouveau riche, nothing is worse than that sinking feeling when you realize the old guard at the yacht club doesn't really respect you. Well, eff those old-money motherjumpers and buy this classy $72 million pleasure craft so you can really rub it in their faces. This is the Vard 1-08 Kilkea, a container ship converted into a superyacht that the developers call a "pedigree-builder."Robust and powerful, VARD 1- 08 KILKEA is bestowed with unrivalled seakeeping abilities, guaranteeing the utmost safety and comfort.She boasts an ice-classed hull and a commercial-inspired hull capable of taking on the most challenging conditions in total comfort.This remarkable expedition yacht can traverse unchartered waters for even 30 days at a time without stocking up on supplies.There is a proposed heli-deck and plentiful space to stow all the tenders, toys and small airplanes one could need on a round-the-world voyage.The adventure-seeking VARD 1- 08 KILKEA superyacht also places an enormous emphasis on luxury and design. Expansive interiors and deck spaces provide ample salons, dining and relaxation areas to host a large number of guests, depending on your choice of layout up to 36 guests can be accommodated in 18 cabins.
One downside is that the darn thing is so large you can't actually dock it at the marina, nor get close enough to the yacht club for them to see you giving them the finger from the helipad. Well, that's what Instagram is for.
Rain Noe is a writer and industrial designer based in New York City.