Superyachts and Star Wars? That’s a match made in billionaire Brett Blundy’s office! Dutch shipbuilder Oceanco’s 291 feet long vessel that houses incredible amenities, a small Star Wars haven, and every reason to own a luxury vessel is listed for sale with Tim Vickers at Burgess. A new lucky owner will have one of the most outstanding motoryachts for $167 million, dubbed Cloud 9. Blundy commissioned a family-oriented yacht that Espen Oeino International and David Kleinberg Design Associates brought to life. Let us take a detailed dekko at the impressive four-decker-
Ocean 9, a billionaire’s paradise with a dash of Star Wars-
The owner of the Oceanco goliath is a huge Star Wars fan. That explains why each room on board is named after a character from the super hit sci-fi franchise. The rooms are dubbed Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and BB-8. While the VIP Suite is called Jabba the Hut, the main suite is named after the Jedi master, Yoda.
After the fun comes the fabulousness of the well-designed primary suite that includes a separate office, lounge, his and her bathrooms, dressing rooms, and direct access to a private exterior lounging area and Jacuzzi forward.
Would anything less do with a billionaire owner? Superyacht designer Andrew Winch who designed the yacht for the Australian billionaire shared that motoryacht Cloud 9 was his clear favorite. “He [Blundy] is great fun. This is the second boat we’ve done with him, so we know him very well, and he’s family,” he said per The Guardian.
Noteworthy features of Cloud 9 superyacht include a five-meter swimming pool, a cinema, and a spacious beach club. The large gymnasium is designed to keep the tall owner’s comfort in mind and retains extra head space above the gym’s treadmill.
The beauty salon and spa is truly a place of beauty, flaunting fold-down walls to create a balcony. The ship’s designer, Andrew Winch, adores it too. He shared, “because it’s very nice, when the sun’s setting in Greece, to have a massage outside.”
With houses in Singapore, Sydney, and Monaco, this money-making globetrotter’s children are often on the move. The gym is handy as it can be turned into a classroom for Blundy’s two children. The walls reveal an interactive blackboard and video screen where the ship’s teacher guides their learning. Cloud 9’s staff includes a nanny, personal trainer, masseuse, and hairdresser.
Ocean 9’s glass-topped elevator takes guests to the beach club, packed to capacity with toys and tenders. Winch shared the ship houses a James Bond-style personal submarine, a Hodgdon limo, a Compass sports tender, and an X-Craft.
Those with an affinity to laze around on vacation can relax by the swimming pool or de-stress at the espresso bar below. Cloud 9 sleeps 12 guests in 8 cabins and is powered by a pair of MTU4000 M73L engines that allow her a maximum speed of 20 knots.
Australian tycoon Brett Blundy came from a family of modest means-
The Australian billionaire grew up in the rural outskirts of Melbourne as the son of a market gardener. The 63-year-old former chairman of BB Retail grew a massive business empire with companies such as Sanity Entertainment, Bras N Things, and Aventus Property Group. He amassed a net worth of $2.3 billion with thriving businesses like Diva, a fashion jewelry brand (200 stores in Australia and New Zealand and 400 in international markets), and Lovisa Jewelry, a jewelry brand with 676 stores across 26 countries.
Per Forbes, in 2021, Blundy sold vital assets, including property fund Aventus, homewares retailer Adairs, the listed Universal Store, and the unlisted lingerie chain Honey Birdette to the Playboy Group. The Australian businessman lives in Singapore with his wife and two kids.
Clould 9 is currently in Barcelona and represented by Burgess yachts who are seeking $167 million.