Star couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé eschewed the Illustrious Met Gala to celebrate her 40th birthday in supreme style onboard the largest and most expensive charter yacht in the world, the 136m/446ft Lurssen megayacht FLYING FOX for a luxury vacation in the Mediterranean.
Beyoncé recently shared images of her family enjoying their vacation onboard this iconic superyacht, which certainly enjoys a star power of its own, boasting a huge array of spectacular amenities across 6 vast decks.
The yacht's graceful exterior curves are penned by the renowned Espen Øino, whilst her interiors are the brainchild of Mark Berryman Design.
Her interiors showcase a contemporary minimalist vibe, with influences from Japanese culture which follow through into her stunning accommodation areas.
She sleeps up to a whopping 25 guests on charter in 10 gorgeous suites, including an impressive upper deck Owner's apartment featuring a his and hers dressing room leading to a large bathroom with an oval stone tub, as well as a 105m² cabin with adjacent work spaces, saloon and dining area, topped off by a wraparound private terrace with spa pool and sunpads.
It's hard not to get excited when talking about FLYING FOX's unbelievable features. The jewel in the crown has to be her 400m² multi-level wellness centre offering guests everything from a spa pool which turns from hot to ice cold in minutes – ideal for plunging into after a steamy session in the Hammam, a beauty therapy treatment room with all the latest gadgets for sublime facials and massages, a full-blown dive centre with air nitrox and onboard decompression chamber, to a cryo-sauna where guests can reinvigorate tired muscles at an icy -110 degrees.
Additional onboard highlights include a vast adjustable height 12-meter swimming pool with jets, two certified helipads, with one doubling as a dance floor with a DJ booth located in the mast alcove, soundproof movie theatre, fully-equipped gymnasium and glorious double-height mezzanine-style main salon.
Her waterside level beach club provides access to a vast 22.5m swim platform, providing the perfect base for launching the yacht's veritable armada of toys, from seabobs to flyboards.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s entourage would certainly be dwarfed by the yacht's highly-professional crew of 55, all of whom are trained for multiple roles in order to staff the various amenities found onboard, including the yacht's very own hospital wing.
Offering an endless variety of alluring destinations, the glittering Mediterranean is a yacht charter's paradise, where idyllic lush island clusters are often only a champagne cork's pop away from glamorous yacht clubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Promising memorable vacations whatever destination you decide on, the Mediterranean is a world-class of its own.
If you need some help planning your luxury yacht charter, take a look at our Mediterranean yacht charter guide, which has plenty of useful information, as well as a number of fantastic sample itineraries for inspiration.
If you’d like to learn more about chartering motor yacht FLYING FOX, please contact your yacht charter broker.
Image credit: @beyonce