World’s largest privately-owned yacht berths at Queens Wharf

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The world’s largest privately-owned yacht has berthed at Queens Wharf in Wellington. It’s named: The World.

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Here how The World describes itself:

Since our launch in 2002, The World has continuously circumnavigated the globe, spending extensive time in the most exotic and well-traveled ports, allowing us – the Residents – to wake up in a new destination every few days, exploring with depth we had never before thought possible. It’s a lifestyle we are truly grateful to live each day.

At 644 feet, The World is the largest privately owned yacht on the planet. Each of us owns one or more of the 165 private onboard Residences, and collectively, we own the ship, ensuring that our experiences – both onboard and off – are far beyond current luxury travel standards.

But what we share with one another goes far beyond ownership. Each of us has an endless thirst for knowledge, adventure and of course, travel.

This thirst is not only satisfied by our itineraries, which each of us has a voice in creating each year, but by our special, in-depth expeditions and unique Enrichment Program. The Program brings onboard experts in all different fields – diving, wine tasting, world cultures – to prepare us for each port we visit, and beyond.

As time passes, neighbors become travel companions and travel companions become good friends. We offer one another new ways to experience the many destinations we sail to. But above all, we offer each other comfort, good company, and lots of laughter.

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Photos by Alastair Thompson

And here’s what the residents have been told about Wellington:

Wellington boasts a beautiful, curving harbor back-dropped by steep hillsides; quaint Victorians and iconic cable cars; top-notch restaurants and watering holes; and a renowned wine country nearby. New Zealand’s dynamic capital is compact for easy exploration, with the diversions of a larger metropolis. Don’t miss Te Papa, the waterfront national museum celebrating the nation’s Maori and European heritage.


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