On a miserable grey day, we welcome the Super Yacht, Mischief into West India Dock. The yacht was formerly called Blue Scorpion and was built by Baglietto in La Spezia, Italy in 2006.
The 172.08ft /52.45m yacht has recently been acquired by an Australian businessman and can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 12 crew onboard.
Like many of the Super Yachts, Mischief has the latest technologies and toys to keep the guests amused including Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Deck Jacuzzi, Water skis, Snorkelling gear and 50” Sony plasma television screens.
However, unusually for Super Yacht visits, Mischief will host a series of events to coincide with the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Whilst moored in West India Dock it will offer special hospitality events where you can enjoy meals cooked by celebrity chefs and mix with former rugby union legends in small gatherings of up to 40 people.
If you would like to enjoy an exclusive meal chatting to Rugby Union greats on a $40 million super yacht, the prices range from £990 per person (excluding VAT).
There will also be charter days where you will have exclusive access to the entire Super Yacht.
The owner also has plans to take the yacht to other sporting events like the Monaco Grand Prix and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In the usually secret world of Super Yachts, owners tend to keep a low profile and limit access to family and friends. It will be interesting to see how many people take up the opportunity to taste the Super Yacht lifestyle, even for a short while.
A rare opportunity but I wonder if it costs anything to have a look around for a few minutes.
Hope the exhibition is going well, I somehow doubt they will welcome visitors but you never know !!!