Combining two loves of the wealthy, art and yachts, the Grand Luxe is a 228-foot yacht commissioned for the SeaFair, a traveling art show. The vessel will travel to luxurious seaside cities up and down the East Coast. Visits are by invitation only and on board visitors can browse 28 galleries, dine in one of two restaurants, and hang out at an open-air bar. The 28 spaces are each run by independent galleries. According to Portfolio, each gallery pays $40,000 to $120,000 a month in rent. The yacht hopes to attract not the seasoned art-fair attendee and collector but instead the new buyer with ready cash, the very person that might find an invitation-only floating art gallery sexy.
[Thanks, C. Petersen]