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Britain’s biggest YACHT worth £140MILLION has fold&down beach club and helipad – full tank of petrol costs £250k

BRITAIN’S biggest Yacht worth £140million boasts a fold-down beach club and a helipad.

Swiss pharmaceutical baron Ernesto Bertarelli had the boat built in secret by Plymouth boat-maker Devonport Yachts under the codename Project 55.

www.mby.comBritain’s biggest yacht cost a whopping £140million[/caption]

GettyThe boat has its own helipad, complete with helicopter[/caption]

GettyThe superyacht is known as Vava II[/caption]

Ernesto is said to have bought the £100million British-built superyacht Vava II for his former wife’s 40th birthday.

Former Miss UK and songwriter Kirsty Bertarelli was named Britain’s richest woman in 2017 and was married to Ernesto.

But they divorced in October 2021 after their 21-year marriage hit the rocks.

The mammoth vessel boasts six decks, four boats to take passengers to shore, a fold-down beach club, a pool with variable depth and a helipad.

The main-deck salon with its glass sliding wall opening to become a part of the main-deck aft pool area has proved extremely popular.

And it even gives an option of opening the whole indoor and outdoor area for events and parties.

Staggeringly, it reportedly costs £250,000 just to fill the fuel tanks.

The yacht, which was refitted at Amels in 2015, has been a regular in cruising hotspots around the world.

Vava II exceeded expectations in her extended travels to remote locations and such geographically diverse places as the Indian Ocean islands, Indonesia, Alaska, Polynesia, Patagonia and Antarctica.

The helicopter deck has been used extensively for the embarked Eurocopter AS350B3 for a mix of transfers, sightseeing, heli-skiing and fishing trips.

Ernesto and Kirsty had previously been spotted on the deck of the opulent boat in Boston Harbour in the US.

The pair, who met at a dinner party in Sardinia, flitted between an £8million estate in Swiss ski resort Gstaad, a £10million Geneva pad and a £10million pile in London’s Belgravia.

After their discreet divorce, Kirsty has been reportedly living alone in a stunning £350 million mansion on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Kirsty was touted as being worth more than pop superstar Adele and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling combined, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The singer was the horsey, tennis-loving English rose who became worth a very, very pretty penny after marrying Swiss bio-tech tycoon Ernesto

Musician Kirsty began writing songs in the mid-1990s after moving to London.

She has released six albums and a Christmas EP, but her biggest hit to date was for someone else.

Girl group All Saints’ fifth and final No1 single in the UK, 2000 release Black Coffee, was reworked from a song Kirsty wrote — I Wouldn’t Want To Be, about her fledgling relationship with Ernesto.

Her debut album, Elusive, entered the Swiss charts at No20 and in 2010 her song Green was chosen as the anthem of the Worldwide Fund For Nature.

She has a private jet at her disposal, as well as a fleet of limos, while her wardrobe is bursting with Dior, Chanel and Armani.

Getty – ContributorErnesto Bertarelli reportedly bought the superyacht for his ex-wife Kirsty[/caption]

GettyOne of the tenders lifted into the water[/caption]

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