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Martha Ann Charter sells as prime auction listing at 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala

Martha Ann Charter sells as prime auction listing at 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala

1st June 2016
The most anticipated event of the Cannes International Film Festival is the star-studded annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala, which sees a host of exclusive listings auctioned off to raise money for this hugely worthy cause. The 2016 Gala raised an incredible $25 million dollars thanks to the generosity of its many supporters.

One of the most sought-after lots was a charter on board the IYC flagship 70.2m Martha Ann, with the auction bidding closing at an incredible €550,000. Built by pedigree shipyard Lürssen (Espen Oeino design) , Martha Ann is one of the most impressive yachts in the superyacht fleet. Her luxurious interior, by Italian designer Zuretti features intricate detailing including millwork at a cost of €16 million.

A charter on board the yacht is an unforgettable experience. Run by an exemplary crew, whose sole focus is on guest enjoyment, the yacht boasts 5* amenities including an infinity pool with swim-up bar, gym and movie theatre. Sumptuous indoor spaces are complemented by outdoor decks, with many different areas for guests to make their own. With accommodation for 18 guests (12 for charter) she is perfect for a large group of family and friends. A split-level master suite incorporates a private observation lounge, offering the ultimate in comfort and privacy.

The charter on Martha Ann was complemented by other unique auction lots including two pavilions designed by the late Zaha Hadid, a Damien Hirst bronze sculpture, an original Andy Warhol Polaroids and a week at Leonardo Di Caprio’s California estate. Helping to make the Gala a night to remember, entertainment was provided by a star line up including Katy Perry, Sister Sledge and the Village People.


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