Lavish Spec Yacht Ready For Launch
With the return of luxury spending there seem to be glimmers of hope in the yacht business. That could be good news for Tacoma, Washington's Northcoast Yachts, a company that has created a lavish 125-foot spec yacht that is nearing completion. The yacht is the most luxurious boat the company has built. They started over two years ago looking toward selling it in Europe but have found U.S. interest as well. It has nine bathrooms and five staterooms. Details include Italian onyx, leather floors made from repurposed car seats, marble sinks, flat television screens that fold into the ceiling and a floating stainless steel spiral staircase. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that the yacht's main steering wheel is modeled after a 250 GT Ferrari and a white leather couch was hand built in Italy. The yacht will be launched Monday into Commencement Bay. It is for sale for $22.2 million.