Feb 4, 2014, 2:39pm HST UPDATED: Feb 5, 2014, 3:23pm HST
Bill Cresenzo Reporter – Pacific Business News
A pair of mega-yachts owned by two of the world’s richest people, Microsoft co-founder and Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen and former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli, are in port at Honolulu Harbor.
The Vava II, a 314-foot yacht that cost a reported $60 million to build and was commissioned by billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli for his wife, Kirsty — who’s known as “Britain’s richest woman” — was in port Tuesday, along with the Meduse, which was built for Allen in 1996.
No word on whether Kirsty Bertarelli or Allen, whose Seahawks will be feted at a parade on Wednesday, are also in Hawaii.
The Vava II has a helicopter pad, six decks and a beach club.
The 199-foot Meduse, which is listed for sale with Fraser Yachts for $34 million, can hold 12 overnight guests and has a movie theater, a gym, two staterooms on deck, four guest suites and a nanny cabin.
When reached by phone, Stuart Larson, a Fraser Yacht agent listed as representing the seller of Meduse, said his company “does not make any comments to the press whatsoever” regarding the company’s listings.
About a year ago, another yacht owned by another billionaire, Lanai owner Larry Ellison’s 288-foot Musashi, also spent some time in port in Honolulu.
Also on Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT) named a new CEO, Satya Nadella, for the company that Allen cofounded with Bill Gates.
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