Can you think of a product on sale here that has even more passenger space than a VVIP Airbus A380? Hint: A helipad can be accommodated on its rear deck. You get it: it is a 260-foot yacht.
Here at EBACE 2007 at Booth No. 583, Edmiston is offering yacht brokerage and charter. “We can provide anything from yacht building to management, charter and sales,” Geneva-based referral agent Carol Lamadrid told EBACE Convention News. Edmiston people are here because 90 percent of yacht buyers already own one–or several–business jets, according to yacht broker Russell Crump. Therefore, many showgoers are potential Edmiston customers. In addition, networking with aircraft salespeople is very useful, Crump said.
Helipads have been popular with yacht buyers. “All 260-foot-plus yachts have two helipads for better flexibility when a guest also has a helicopter,” Crump explained. A 260-foot yacht typically costs $135 million.