Google billionaire Larry Paige’s former yacht got biggest, most expensive renovation


Similar to Steven Spielberg’s former superyacht Seven Seas, Larry Paige’s luxury yacht Senses was a famous ship, known for its impressive silhouette and design. Built in 1999, by the German Fr. Schweers Shipyard, the 194-foot (59-meter) boat featured luxurious interior styling by renowned designer Philippe Starck.

The Google co-founder bought Senses in 2011, which was previously owned by local businessmen in New Zealand, and sold it last year, for an undisclosed amount, to owners who want to preserve their privacy. . Despite her considerable age, Senses is still one of the most luxurious yachts available for charter, and particularly suited for a dream vacation, thanks to the exceptional range of water toys.

Senses offers its customers (who can add up to 12) not only three high-speed tenders, but also five jetskis, surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks and snorkel gear. A large helipad, a gym with a massage bed and a swimming pool are also available at all times.

The enormous adventure ship recently underwent perhaps its most expensive redesign to date, in Whangarei, New Zealand. The head of the Integrated Marine Group, which managed the refit, told Stuff it was the largest and most impressive refit in the country, in 2021. Senses was painted and varnished inside and outside, got two new crew cabins and even a new galley. .

The upgrades also included a new steam shower in the gym, a new spa pool and glass panels on the main deck, for protection from the elements. The project also included maintenance work on the engines and the air conditioning system. It all added up to a multi-million dollar process that helped prepare Senses for a new charter season and confirmed Whangarei’s best performance in the marine industry.

Paige’s former luxury yacht truly offers enchantment for all the senses, so her hefty rental price – $ 325,000 per week – is no surprise.


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