Larry Page, Google co-founder bought a 59m luxury superyacht for €35 million ($45 million) from Sir Douglas Myers, a New Zealand businessman. The deluxe yacht named Senses, is reported to have been bought last month after it was listed on a boat international website.
Senses is quite a popular boat in the New Zealand superyacht circles. It was was finished in 1999 by the well known German boat-builders Schweers. Allan Jouning, a yacht broker, confirmed Page's purchase of the boat. He said "He took delivery before the new year," and that, "He's been looking at it for some time." Senses, according to Jouning, “was an 'incredible boat' and was home to a large number of toys – including a helicopter and a 13m runabout that could be launched from the back of the mothership.”
This steel-hulled colossus cruiser has also been described as, “Its stylish interiors are finished by famous French designer Philippe Starck and its split-level decks are home to sun-lounging areas, festooned with a multitude of deck chairs. There are sheltered indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a gym and on-deck jacuzzi. It can accommodate 10 guests and 14 crew. There are pleasure-boats of all sizes available for guests' use and the yacht can carry a helicopter with ease.”
Myers, Senses' ex-owner, have been known to be cruising around the world for the last five or six years on this superyacht. He commented saying, “It's an adventure boat and, for its size, I think it is the best around.” However, Page too was not new to a life of luxury on the sea. He is also known to having chartered large craft in the past, according to Jouning, who also chartered some of his boats in the past.
Well, we congratulate the Google billionaire on his new purchase and wish him a perfect indulgence every time he is in his $45 million Senses. Here's a video tour of Larry's new superyacht.