Yacht with all the comforts money can buy

“It’s a rich man’s toy,” says acting captain Charles Bushell as he leans against the mahogany interior of the world’s largest private sailing yacht.

The Athena, which has been docked at Princes Wharf for the last two weeks, is due to leave Auckland this weekend for Papua New Guinea.

The luxurious yacht is worth between $70 million and $100 million, said Mr Bushell. “But I guess it’s worth what anybody is willing to pay for it.”