The yacht Aquarius was started as Project Touchdown (hull number 695) and was put for sale during construction, asking US$ 215 million.
We were informed that the yacht was sold to Steve Wynn who named her Aquarius, like his previous Amels yacht. Read more about Steve Wynn hereunder.
Aquarius has an interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. She can accommodate 14 guests in 7 staterooms, and we estimated her number of crew at around 30. The yacht is built of steal with an aluminum superstructure.
One of the yacht’s features is a bar and lounge area at sea level, located under the glass bottom pool. See renderings of this spectaculair area hereunder. The yacht also features an helicopter landing pad, a gym and a beauty salo.
The previous yacht Aquarius was built as MY Shanti by Amels in 2007 to a Terence Disdale Design. She has a length of 67.6 meters (222ft), has a steel hull, and can reach a top speed of 17 knots. Aquarius can accommodate 16 guests in 6 rooms and has a crew of 18. In 2012 she underwent an extensive refit. The yacht Aquarius was sold and is now named Maria. Some photos on this page by Ship-
The yacht Aquarius is not available for charter. But enquire now, for your ultimate charter experience on similar yachts!
Steve Wynn is the owner of the yacht Aquarius.
Steve Wynn is the founder and Chairman of Wynn Resorts Limited, a developer and operator of luxury hotels and casinos. Wynn played an important role in the rise of the Las Vegas Strip. He is responsible for resorts as The Bellagio, The Mirage, The Golden Nugget, Wynn and Encore.
When Wynn’s father died in 1963 he inherited his bingo business, which he developed in to a hotel and casino company. He invested his earnings into some other businesses and in 1971 he realized a successful real estate deal. With the profits he acquired the Golden Nugget Las Vegas gambling hall. He turned it into a luxuries hotel and casino, which became extremely profitable.
Steve Wynn is now one of the most successful casino operators in the world. His company Wynn Resorts now owns four exclusive casino properties: Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau Resort, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Macau. In 2013 Wynn resorts realized a revenue of US$ 5.6 billion with a net profit of US$ 1 billion.
Wynn’s net worth is estimated at US$ 2.5 billion (September 2016). He is a collector of fine art, famous for spending more than US$ 30 million per painting for several famous works, including Rembrandt and Picasso paintings. In 2012 he sold a Picasso painting (Le Reve) for US$ 155 million.
Steve Wynn owns two private jets: a 2007 Gulfstream G450 with registration N88WR (Wynn Resorts) and a Gulfstream G650 with registration N711SW. Wynn used to own a Boeing 737 with registration N88WR, but she was sold in 2015 and now bears the registration N788DP.