One good look at Abeking & Rasmussen’s motor yacht C2, and you won’t like living on land anymore. Of course, the massive 281-foot mega-yacht could only belong to a billionaire like Ronald Perelman, who was once among the richest men in the world. He made his fortune with a diverse array of holdings, from candy to cosmetics, earning him the title of the fiercest corporate raider. Among his many uber-expensive collectibles is this nearly $102 million superyacht C2 that the billionaire wants to bid farewell on the pretext of downsizing to live a bourgeois life. The C2 offers everything in a good measure, right from elegant interiors, good use of space, well-designed exteriors, and more. Listed below are its many understated yet impressive marvels in detail:
The classy superyacht C2:
The C2 superyacht is named after Claudia Cohen, the American gossip columnist, socialite, and television reporter. But was it up to me, I would state the C stands for ‘class.’ the elegant motor yacht was refitted in 2019 by the renowned German shipyard, which explains why it looks refreshingly contemporized and well-maintained.
Of course, C2 has only had one owner since new, and it is in perfect shape. The refit in 2019 got the hull extended by 8m, making space for two swanky new cabins, a large pool, beach club, and a tender garage. Guests are taken by the unique layout of this gorgeous vessel which can accommodate 31 guests in 15 staterooms.
But the highlight is undoubtedly the grand circular staircase banding itself around a glass tube elevator. The elevator is a must-have to commute between the five-plus decks aboard the C2 easily. The decks are sensibility divided between lounge areas for socializing, an outstanding main saloon spreading across the entire width of the boat, a Jacuzzi on the sun deck, and a large swimming pool on the main deck. To make the most of the outdoors, sweeping ocean views are not all you will see. An unforgettable cinematic experience awaits you with a retractable outdoor cinema screen.
Deserving a special mention is the very charming owner’s suite. It sits in pride of place forward on the upper deck, led to via a private corridor and juxtaposed next to two children’s cabins. Subtle white interiors with big windows welcome the ocean’s blue and make for a spectacular space on the ship. Guests are accommodated by splitting 11 cabins across the three decks, including a VIP suite.
No superyacht is complete without a beach club, and C2 flaunts an updated version with fold-out balconies to port and starboard and an enormous glass-bottomed swimming pool above the aft deck. A pair of 3516 B-DITA Caterpillar engines power the C2 yacht to deliver a top speed of 16.5 knots. It is currently displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show for an asking price of $102 million.
C2 belongs to fierce corporate raider Ronald Perelman:
In addition to this fine yacht, Perelman has been making news for selling a majority of his assets and fast. The Revlon stockholder was once a longtime resident of the Forbes and Bloomberg billionaire ranking lists. Worth $19.8 billion in 2018 his net worth has plummeted to a mere $2.7 billion and his challenges are only increasing. As a result, he is parting with most prized possessions, including the C2, a 57-acre East Hampton estate worth $180 million, his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, his Manhattan townhouse, and $350 million worth of blue-chip artworks. His downfall could be pointed towards the condition of Revlon Cosmetics that he bought in 1985 for $1.74 billion. According to Bloomberg, it is currently valued at $365 million with $3 billion in debt.