Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Busted: Spielberg’s Superyacht Breaks Sardinian Beach Rules

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When we last checked in on Steven Spielberg and his new $200 million megayacht Seven Seas, he was cruising around Portofino. Following that excursion the famed producer set sail for Sardinia, where he’s fallen afoul of the authorities for obnoxious boating behavior. Gwyneth Paltrow was along for the ride on the 280-ft. Oceanco behemoth, but it was actually one of the yacht’s tenders that caused all the trouble, when it departed the ancorage for Porto Liscia beach near the billionaires’ hangout of Porto Cervo. Spielberg, Paltrow and their assorted bodyguards came to close to the shore with their motor running, breaking local laws banning endangering bathers, the London Guardian reports. They take this sort of thing very seriously since one swimmer was killed by a propeller recently at the posh resort.

Luckily no one was injured during Spielberg’s ill-considered excursion, though he did have to pay a fine. The Seven Seas’ key feature is an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that doubles as a movie screen. It has accommodation and extensive amenities for 12 guests along with a crew of 26, including a private owner’s deck with a large separate master stateroom with a study and private deck area with a Jacuzzi. Walnut, teak and rosewood abound. Other luxury touches include a fully equipped Gymnasium, a spa and massage room and another, indoor cinema. The swimming pool’s bottom also doubles as a helipad when required. Maybe next time Spielberg should use that to go ashore.

By James

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