Steven Spielberg rarely does sequels, so it’s even more surprising that he would commission a sequel to his yacht Seven Seas with the Seven Seas 2.0.
The sequel, as all good sequels do, blows the original out of the water. While the original Seven Seas was 86 metres (282 ft) long, the 2.0 is 109 metres (358 ft) with a capacity for 14 guests across seven as well as 30 staff across 15 cabins.
So does that mean that Spielberg has two superyachts at his disposal? No, he sold the original Seven Seas for $151 million USD ($206 million AUD) in 2021 to Canadian billionaire, Barry Zekelman, who has since been renamed to Man of Steel.
So what does the Seven Seas 2.0 have onboard?
No less than nine staterooms, a gym, a pool, a spa, a beach club, a beauty salon, a helipad, a tender garage, and naturally, a fully equipped movie theatre.
Powering this behemoth are twin MTU 20V 4000 M73L diesel engines, each capable of 4,813 hp for a top speed of 20 knots with a weight of 4,444 tons. The hull is steel, with a teak deck, and lightweight aluminium superstructure.
The yacht was commissioned in 2022 for $250 million USD and has been built by Oceanco, the same shipyard that has built Jeff Bezos’ Koru and Black Pearl, a three mast vessel that was the largest sailing yacht in the world (at the time).
Other details are scant as Oceanco has been quite tight-lipped about the project.