Sailing Yacht A: Is this the ultimate super yacht?

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    • Russian billionaire has spent $450m creating arguably the most cutting-edge super yacht
    • His last creation split opinion, described as "a cruiser for Darth Vadar's navy"

    (CNN)Is this the ultimate super yacht?

    With three masts all taller than the Statue of Liberty and as long as one-and-a-half American football fields, the latest boat from Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko looks set to make waves.
      Ranked just outside the world's top 100 richest men by Forbes magazine with an estimated fortune of $9.2 billion, the 43-year-old Melnichenko is a Russian industrialist with businesses in the fields of coal and fertilizers and has used a reported $450 million to fund the building of "Sailing Yacht A."
      The A helpfully ensures the vessel is first alphabetically in boating registers.