$150M Über Yacht Boasts Sub, Helicopter

PJ World yacht like a floating mansion
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2011 3:22 PM CST
$150M Luxury Yacht Boasts Submarine, Helicopter
A design drawing from the PJ World Yacht.   (Palmer Johnson)

Mansions are cool and all, but wouldn’t they be better if they floated and came with submarines? That seems to be the idea behind the PJ World yacht, an upcoming 269-foot, $150 million super-yacht designed by Rolls Royce and Palmer Johnson. Its coolest feature: A six-man submarine that can exit and enter through what one Palmer Johnson executive describes as “a James Bond door that opens to the water.”

If that’s not enough to thrill your inner teenager, the yacht also comes armed with water cannons to fend off pirates and a helicopter hangar with a lift that, CNN muses, works a little like the Batmobile garage. And on top of all that, it’s a ludicrously posh home, complete with swimming pool, movie theater, beauty salon, and even a classroom for the kids. “This is a moving house,” the executive says. “If you don’t like the neighbors, you can just sail away." (More luxury living stories.)

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