...about which Mark Knowles writes,
Introducing “A” - the most recent member of the giga-yacht club, and to put things in perspective, the fuel tank is 757,000 liters. Diesel fuel costs around €1.40 per liter currently, so it would cost just over €1 million to fill the fuel tank. $1.4 million US just to fill the tank. That amount of fuel will last 15.5 days at cruising speed.
In other words, the cost of filling this boy toy's tank six times (which will propel it for just three months), is equivalent to the cost of building the new Beagle, which will circle the globe using eco-friendly sail-power, spreading the spirit of scientific adventure of everywhere it goes.
“A” was built by Blohm & Voss, in Germany, and was previously designated SF-99, then “Sigma,” when the design went over 99 meters. The design was by Phillipe Starck, and has come in for some considerable criticism. You either love her, or hate her.
Oh, now there's a tough one.
h/t Craig McClain