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This Imposing Yacht Carries Its Own Seaplane, Helicopter, Submarine, Hot Air Balloon, and Beach Club

Calling all Bond villains.

At 295 feet the new explorer superyacht Taboo by Gill Schmid Design is bigger than the megaboats of billionaires Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban. And with an ironclad ice class rating it travel to places they've only dreamed about.

The New York-based naval architects collaborated with the Tim Dempers Studio of Cape Town on the $100 million-plus vessel capable of exploring the furthest corners of the globe and purpose-built for extreme polar and tropical excursions in the lap of luxury.

The imposing yacht carries its own seaplane, helicopter, submarine, hot air balloon, amphibious car, supercar and a range of luxury tenders and water craft for absolutely any adventure that comes your way. 

That's in addition to a waterside nightclub, alfresco banquet area, dual level beach club, and a massive glass pool lined with exotic aquariums.

The yacht features huge expanses of glass, but employs one way glazing to afford panoramic views from the owner and VIP suites without letting the paparazzi peek inside. 

One of its most dramatic features is an open double height tender bay with an A-frame hydraulic lifting apparatus, and a helicopter landing pad with a retractable and fully enclosed helicopter garage.

Taboo's interiors are designed to be as unique as the exterior styling with incredible adaptability to allow for it to be transformed from a private retreat to the ultimate party boat, a huge oceangoing event space.

The large two floor guest lounge/ pool space and beach club with a full height pool located on the main and upper deck, flanked with aquariums either side, is surely one of the most impressive design features of any superyacht.

The there are the two jacuzzis, the extensive guest gym and spa area, a 007-worthy cocktail lounge, expansive beach club and pool area, guest lounges and an aft "summer house" which can operate either as another amazing lounge space, additional VIP guest quarters, or a casino complete with roulette tables.

Designed to the Passenger Yacht Code, Taboo can accommodate 26 guests along with 40 crew attending to guests' every need. Ahoy polloi....