Posted on November 9, 2021
The film director has owned the vessel, which boasts a helipad, pool and on-board cinema, since 2010
Seven Seas, a 282-foot yacht belonging to director Steven Spielberg, most recently asking €131 million (US$151 million), sold last week for an undisclosed price, according to the website of the listing brokerage, Merle Wood & Associates.
The luxury yacht, built in 2010 by Oceanco in the Netherlands and designed by Italy-based firm Nuvolari Lenard, can accommodate up to 20 guests in its nine staterooms, as well as 28 crew members, according to the listing with Merle Wood of Merle Wood & Associates. Edmiston & Co., a yacht brokerage, helped market the vessel, and Thom Conboy of Denison Yachting brought the buyer, according to his website.
Seven Seas, now known as Man of Steel, has most recently been seen cruising near Antigua and Barbuda, according to the listing. Over the last decade, Mr. Spielberg, 74, has also been spotted sailing the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of France during the annual Cannes Film Festival.
Mr. Spielberg—now in his sixth decade of directing and who has won two Academy Awards for Best Director (“Schindler’s List“ and “Saving Private Ryan”)—commissioned the yacht, and this is the first time it was offered for sale, according to the listing. It has a steel hull and teak decks, and can travel at a maximum speed of 19.5 knots (22.4 miles per hour) and a cruising speed of 16 knots.
Other amenities of the vessel include a helipad, dining and lounging areas, a wet bar, an elevator and a wellness area with massage rooms, a sauna, a steam room and a pool with a deck, according to listing photos. The owner’s cabin boasts a seating area and private deck with a spa.
No surprise, there’s also a cinema on board, as well as several custom tenders, or smaller boats, to get to shore or for other activities.
Mansion Global could not determine the buyer of the yacht.
Mr. Conboy declined to comment. Mr. Wood did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Representatives for Mr. Spielberg and Edmiston & Co. did not immediately respond to requests for comment.