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The super-luxury yacht building business is booming, according to SPIEGEL.German shipyards are currently building a record 180-meter yacht for an Arab sheikh, and may be starting construction on a 200-meter yacht.
Yacht makers are also inventing luxury amenities. An unnamed Russian oligarch has ordered a boat that can rain 40 litres of champagne per minute from the ceiling of a large shower.
This represents an upgrade from the water-based RainSky showers currently on the market for $24,000.
Says the head of sales at Germany’s Lürsen shipyard: “We have an unusual situation. Never in the history of Mankind has so much money been available.”
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