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Stately pleasure cruise

Stately pleasure yacht..................(xanadu3.jpg)

If you're not feeling the pinch of the current economic crisis, you might be interested in Xanadu. With charter fees starting at $418,624.94 per week, it's an unfeasibly luxurious yacht, built by Benetti in 2008. Yes, I know that sounds like a lot of money, but wait 'til you find out how much you get for it.

Stately pleasure yacht..................(xanadu1.jpg)

First of all, it sleeps 12, so if you and your friends have a whip-round, you won't have to sell your house for this year's summer vacation. Just your Ferrari. Secondly, with more crew than guests, there's probably someone on board who'll rub your sunscreen in for you at all times. That's got to be worth 35 grand, right?

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In addition to the gym, jacuzzi, bar and Teppanyaki grill on the sundeck (imagine… knife-twirling, volcano-making Benihana chefs every night!), there are some serious toys – waterjets, waverunners, personal hovercraft, canoes, waterskis, wakeboards and fishing gear. And to wind down in the evening? A full disco on the sundeck and portable karaoke. Tempted? It sets sail in the Caribbean this winter then heads for the Med in the summer. RM

Images: Camper & Nicholson's

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