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About Yacht StarShip

Troy Manthey, President & CEO

Troy Manthey took the helm of the 180-foot, $8-million luxury dining vessel, Yacht Starship, shortly after its construction in 2000 in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Manthey discovered Tampa in January 2001 when Yacht StarShip was chartered for the world-class annual Gasparilla Invasion/Celebration for Super Bowl weekend. Shortly afterward, he permanently relocated the Yacht StarShip to Tampa Bay’s vibrant Channelside entertainment district, now Sparkman Wharf , in Downtown Tampa.  In May 2007, Yacht Starship opened its 2nd location in Clearwater Beach with the Yacht Starship II and has subsequently added Yacht Starship III (2014) and Yacht Starship IV (2016).  In 2009 Manthey became the sole owner of Yacht Starship Dining Cruises, LLC, which employees 145 people. February 2016, Yacht Starship opened Pirate Water Taxi , LLC a daily water taxi service with 15 stops and five vessels in Downtown Tampa. February 2020, Yacht StarShip added a pirate ship, Lost Pearl , to its fleet of dining yachts and water taxis in Downtown Tampa. In 2022, Bay Rocket Tampa , joined the fleet offering speed boat thrill rides in Downtown Tampa. Tampa Riverwalk Rentals launched in 2023 and the newest addition Craft , an upscale dining river cruise was announced to open Fall 2023.

Since 2001, Manthey has developed deep roots in Tampa Bay’s civic and business communities. He is a Leadership Tampa graduate 2003 who also serves on the Board of Directors (Chair) for Visit Tampa Bay , Friends of the Riverwalk , Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association, S.S. American Victory Museum Ship, Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pinellas Chapter. He is the founder of the Tampa Attractions Association, which merged with Friends of the Riverwalk. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce awarded Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises the 2016 Small Business of the Year in the 51-250 Employee category. Manthey was awarded the Ambassador of the Year for tourism in Hillsborough County in 2017.

Manthey holds a Captain’s license from the United States Coast Guard as Master (inland) and 1st Class Pilot – Any Gross Ton.  Manthey is a 5th generation Passenger Vessel Operator and Captain, who’s family started in the Passenger Steamboat business in 1884. Manthey currently resides in Tampa with his wife Jill and two sons Jack and Patrick, adult daughter Lindsey resides in New Orleans.

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Since 2001, Manthey has developed deep roots in Tampa Bay’s civic and business communities. He is the founder of the Tampa Attractions Association and President of Friends of the Riverwalk. He is a Leadership Tampa graduate 2003 who also serves on the Board of Directors for Visit Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association, S.S. American Victory Museum Ship, Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pinellas Chapter.

Manthey also maintains many of the maritime profession’s most distinguished awards and credentials. He received two Meritorious Public Service Awards from the United States Coast Guard for participation on the Quality Action Team for Passenger Egress and Lifesaving, and for work on the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Committee. He is a past president and board member of the Maritime Navigation Safety Association and past chairman of the Port Safety Council in his native New Orleans. Manthey is past president of the Passenger Vessel Association 2005 (PVA), a national trade organization comprised of vessel operators, manufacturers, and related service companies (based in Alexandria, Virginia). He has served on the PVA Safety Committee since 1995, as committee chairman from 1997-1999. In 1999 the association honored Manthey with its Outstanding Service Award and 2003 with its Meritorious Service Award.

Much of Manthey’s prior management took place on the mighty Mississippi River. He was Senior Vice President of marine operations and General Manager for New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. (where he also served as captain for the company’s fleet of vessels.) Manthey managed 240 people and supervised the timely construction of three large casino vessels at a cost of nearly 75 million dollars, over a 14-year span.

Manthey also managed yachting operations on the Great Lakes in Chicago for Premier Yachts, Inc. As Vice President, he supervised marine operations for the company’s multi-city dinner cruise and speedboat business—developing cutting-edge programs for safety and preventive maintenance, administering capital budgets, hiring captains and masters, managing the regulatory and insurance programs and implementing new operating procedures for the company’s operations in Chicago, Washington, D.C and Boston.

Manthey holds a Captain’s license from the United States Coast Guard as Master (inland) and 1st Class Pilot – Any Gross Ton. Manthey is a 5th generation Captain, whose family started in the Passenger Steamboat business in 1884.

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Here's what we know about the Florida company that's trying to buy the Spirit of Peoria

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Later this month, Peoria's City Council is set to decide whether or not to step in and purchase the Spirit of Peoria riverboat from owner Alex Grieves for $1 million.

Grieves already has a Florida-based buyer lined up for the boat, according to city documents released publicly. But the city can opt to match the offer under its agreement letting the Spirit dock here.

Neither Grieves nor the company responded to phone messages seeking comment on the sale. But here's what we know about Yacht Starship Cruises of Tampa, the "luxury cruise yacht" company that could become the Spirit's new owner. 

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What we know about Yacht Starship Cruises 

Started in 2001 by CEO Troy Manthey, Yacht Starship Cruises offers public and private charter cruises out of Tampa Bay and Clearwater, Florida, according to its website. It is a 145-employee operation.

Manthey, a Coast Guard-licensed captain and pilot, represents the fifth generation in his family to be involved in operating passenger vessels. The family history in the business dates to 1884.

The current company boasts six ships in its fleet, and the Spirit of Peoria paddlewheeler would be the second that's a bit different from the main theme for the company's vessels.

Related: Why Peoria's city council may let the Spirit of Peoria go — and what might replace it

What are the other ships it has?

The flagship vessel in the company's fleet is Yacht Starship, a 180-foot, 600-passenger yacht constructed in 2000. Company material online cites it as Florida's largest dining yacht. 

Their fleet also includes Yacht Starship II, a 150-passenger, 130-foot vessel; Yacht Starship III, a 125-passenger, 92-foot yacht; and Yacht Starship IV, a 150-passenger, 130-foot ship.

Adding some quirk to its fleet of ships is the Lost Pearl.  Rigged to look like a pirate ship, it offers guests "swashbuckling activities," dolphin sightings and water gun fights. It is a 150-foot vessel. 

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Yacht Starship Cruises also has five "pirate water taxis," the largest of which can accommodate 100 people. They operate daily, taking patrons on water tours of Tampa Bay with "frequent stops along the river walk."

Tampa’s Pirate Water Taxi expanding its fleet, stops and routes

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TAMPA — Four years after it launched, the Pirate Water Taxi is adding vessels and expanding its routes both ahead of the Super Bowl as well as to support long-term growth.

As part of the expansion, the taxi will double the number of boats it runs from three to six, with the goal of adding a seventh vessel toward the end of the year. Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, the water taxis’ parent company, does not disclose how many passengers the taxis carry beyond saying the service has sold 2,218 annual passes, which cost $89.95 each.

Yacht StarShip owner Troy Manthey projects the expansion will result in a 25 percent increase in passenger counts.

“This has been a great business,” said Manthey, who moved Yacht StarShip from Biloxi, Miss., to Tampa in 2001 to ferry passengers for Super Bowl XXXV. “It is economic development in its purest form. We bring customers at every (venue) we touch. They have to park. They have to dine. They have to visit somewhere. ... They come down for the sole purpose of riding on the water taxi, spending the day, hopping on and hopping off all day.”

The largest of the new taxis will be the Captain Jack II , a $1.4 million vessel built for 100 passengers. It will include a bar, air-conditioning, heat, open-air seating and a bathroom large enough to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The service has acquired two more water taxis at a cost of $100,000 each to carry passengers to its newest stop, a dock near the Florida Aquarium and American Victory Ship and Museum. New taxis were needed because the bridge connecting the S Meridian Avenue in the Channel District to Beneficial Boulevard on Harbour Island is only eight feet above the water at high tide. By comparison, Tampa’s other down bridges are 12 feet or more above the water at high tide.

As a result, the two new vessels have a profile a little under 8 feet, allowing them to clear the bridge.

The water taxi also plans to split its routes, with one covering the waterfront between the aquarium and the Tampa Convention Center, plus Davis Islands. The second will cruise from the convention center, which will be a transfer hub, north to Rick’s on the River. The additional boats and routes will allow the water taxi to increase its frequency, Manthey said.

Last week, the company also debuted the Lost Pearl , a bright red pirate ship that will offer cruises and charters from a dock at the Tampa Convention Center.

On Tuesday, the board of Port Tampa Bay approved the aquarium water taxi stop, which has been years in development. Combined with the city’s Riverwalk, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said, the water taxi has “brought the river alive.”

“It’s really opened up an area of our city that has been ignored for so long,” she said.

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43.59m  /  143'   van mill   1988 / 2020.

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Superbly refit, superyacht STARSHIP treats charter guests to a fantastic cruising experience

The 43.59m/143' 'Starship' motor yacht built by shipyard Van Mill is available for charter for up to 12 guests in 5 cabins. This yacht features interior styling by Procasa.

Boasting an array of sumptuous living areas laid out invitingly to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere onboard, motor yacht Starship is the perfect luxury charter yacht for friends and family.

Guest Accommodation

Starship is great for families thanks to her child-friendly setup. Built in 1988, She offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests with a layout comprising a master suite, two VIP cabins, one double cabin and one twin cabin. There are 7 beds in total, including 3 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 3 singles and 1 pullman. She is also capable of carrying up to 9 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht charter experience.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

Keeping comfortable and entertained on Starship is easy thanks to the available amenities, notably a gym with all the latest equipment to maintain your fitness routine. Sit back with a glass of champagne in the deck jacuzzi.

Starship benefits from some excellent features to improve your charter, notably Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to stay connected at all times, should you wish. Guests will experience complete comfort while chartering thanks to air conditioning.

Performance & Range

Built with a aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, she benefits from a semi-displacement hull to provide exceptional seakeeping and impressive speeds. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she comfortably cruises at 10 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 17 knots with a range of up to 3,201 nautical miles from her 52,990 litre fuel tanks at 12 knots. Her low draft of 1.96m/6'5" makes her primed for accessing shallow areas and cruising close to the shorelines. Starship features at-anchor stabilizers providing exceptional comfort levels.

Starship has aboard a plentiful range of water toys and accessories ready to entertain you and your guests whilst on charter. Principle among these are waterslides letting guests speed from the sun deck to the water in seconds. You'll be loving the huge adrenaline rush as you zip over the water on one of the five Yamaha VX 110 Deluxe WaveRunners. Also there are towable toys offering fun and adventure. If that isn't enough Starship also features waterskis, a seabob, wakeboards, kayaks, WindSurfers. When it comes to Tenders, Starship has you covered - with three tenders, including a 11.58m/38' Intrepid Tender.

Based in the magical waters of the Caribbean all year round Starship is ready for your next luxury yacht charter. Let Starship Discover the magical places, food and experiences of the the Caribbean.

Showcasing meticulous craftsmanship coupled with high-end luxurious finishes, motor yacht Starship certainly has the "wow" factor, along with state-of-the-art amenities and array of water toys, promising truly unforgettable yacht charters for even the most discerning guests.

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For your relaxation and entertainment Starship has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

Starship is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

  • 1 x 11.58m  /  38' Intrepid Tender with 3 x Mercury 275 HP engines plus fishing gear, full cabin and SAT TV
  • 1 x 5.49m  /  18' Novurania Tender with 1 x Yamaha 115 HP engine
  • 1 x 12.19m  /  40' Intrepid Tender with 3 x 350 HP engines

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

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Starship is reported to be available to Charter with the following on board wellness facilities:

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For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

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May - September

$120,000 p/week + expenses

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$150,000 p/week + expenses

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Motor yacht STARSHIP (formerly MY SEANNA) is a 185-foot luxury charter yacht launched in 2001 by Delta Marine and refitted in 2021. The refit included a brand-new Beach Club and Ocean Deck. The yacht’s luxurious interior was designed by Bonville Associates.

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Luxury motor yacht Starship was very a very popular charter yacht and then later has undergone a multi-million dollar total refit – she now looks even better than new. M/Y Starship’s interior has been completely refurbished and remodeled to produce a stylish warm and modern interior.

NOTABLE FEATURES for STARSHIP: Elegant interior decor ~ Extensive refit and upgrades in 2015 ~ Full beam master stateroom with private lounge ~ Exceptional exterior living space ~ Great assortment of water toys ~ Gym equipment ~ WiFi

Starship Specifications

Luxury Motor Yacht Starship is a stunning and classic cruising yacht with vast areas for either entertainment or relaxation. The yacht offers three casual dining areas, one formal dining area and a full bar, so luxury motor yacht Starship is an ideal charter boat for entertaining. You can enjoy the superior views from the sun deck whilst relaxing on the sun pads or while enjoying the Spa Pool. M/Y Starship offers many features including a gym and full entertainment facilities. 2020 Refit Details:

New soft goods in the staterooms New Bed keepers New Wall paper New sconce lights New Artwork Recover sofa in queen room Recover sofa in master Refinishing bedside end tables New LED TV’s and remotes and new blue ray DVD players New wall panels in lower foyer, main foyer and dining room Bridge recovered the captains chair and new leather dash panels.

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Luxury Motor Yacht Starship can comfortably accommodate 11 guests in five spacious staterooms all with en-suite facilities and full entertainment facilities including TV/DVD/CD players. Her main master stateroom has a king size bed, a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom with shower and a 30” flat screen TV/DVD&CD as well as a comfortable sitting area. She also has a further 4 guest staterooms; two with king sized double beds, one with a queen (with Pullman) and the last with twin beds. All the guest cabins have full electronic entertainment, including 22’ flat screens.

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My Seanna Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

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The first thing you need to know about the luxury yacht called My Seanna, made famous on the show Below Deck, is that it’s no longer called My Seanna. Delta Marine built this yacht back in the year 2000 but it received a major update in 2021 when it was sold and the new owner decided to rename it Starship. The new name obviously hasn’t caught on yet and, since it’s famous from Below Deck, it likely will always be remembered as My Seanna.

Who Owns the My Seanna Yacht?

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When it was still My Seanna, the yacht was owned by Apollo Yachts but in 2021 Sean Meagher sold it to Robert Stotler from Worth Avenue Yachts and, as Starship, it’s now available for charter.

How Much Did My Seanna Cost?

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For the recent sale that took place in 2021, My Seanna was on the market for $21.9 million making it expensive but nowhere near the priciest yacht in the world. If you’re interested in taking it out for a chartered week of fun on the sea it’s actually more affordable than some other yacht charters of its size that were never made famous by a TV show. That doesn’t mean it’s cheap, of course, just cheaper. Summer or winter, the price is the same and you can enjoy a yacht charter of the Starship for $275,000 per week plus expenses.

How Big is the My Seanna Yacht?

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Classified as a superyacht, My Seanna measures a full 56.4 meters in length, or about 185 feet. With a beam of 29.5 feet and a gross tonnage of 703, she’s definitely a good sized vessel. Is it the biggest yacht in the world? No, but it’s still pretty large.

It is currently run by a crew of 11 and it also has room for 12 guests.

How Fast is the My Seanna Yacht?

My Seanna was definitely a yacht built for cruising along on a reality show as opposed to tearing up the waves on the ocean. It boasts Twin 1,100hp Caterpillar diesel engines which provide a cruising speed of 13 knots. Max speed is listed as 15 knots, so it’s not out there to race, but offer a smooth and relaxing ride. The yacht has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at cruising speed. That’s thanks to the 72,580 liter fuel tanks.

What is the Interior of the Motor Yacht Starship Like?

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As you can imagine, a yacht that made headlines specifically for being the setting of a reality show has to have a lot going on for it to make it attractive and desirable. The Starship has accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins. That includes a main deck owner’s suite and a VIP suite located on the bridge deck. The remaining 4 guest cabins are still very large and well appointed as well with queen-sized beds in two and king-sized in the other two. 

The VIP suite features a king size bed and en-suite bathroom facilities. The master suite comes with a king size bed and also en-suite bathroom facilities located at the bow.

What do the 11 crew members do? Well, there’s obviously a captain and some crew to do the literal boat operations, but you can also find a mixologist, a personal trainer, a tea sommelier, and divemaster on board.

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There is a main saloon on the bridge deck located on the upper aft deck. It features a massive 61-inch flatscreen television set and a large and expansive lounge area. There’s even a Gran Tour player piano. You can also fully black the windows and turn the space into a movie theater. The bridge deck boasts an outdoor cinema option as well, if you’d rather relax under the stars watching Jaws. If you’re in more of a party mood there’s also a dance floor for cutting loose. 

In terms of those subtle touches you’ll find a lot of gold and cream tones throughout the yacht. Natural wood is complemented by gilding, glass chandeliers, marble accents and, of course, gold. It has a real “penthouse on the sea” vibe which is obviously very intentional.

Outdoor dining, al fresco dining spaces and a lot of open deck space is meant to encourage spending more time outside than in. This fits with the image fostered on Below Deck and the fact that My Seanna has spent most of her time at sea in tropical and exotic locations where passengers can enjoy beautiful weather at all times. 

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A popular feature among charter guests seems to be the sundeck Jacuzzi for obvious reasons. It’s surrounded by a cocktail bar to keep the party going. Below you’ll find a beach club with a shaded  lounge space There’s also a sauna and a fairly well equipped gym space for working out. There’s also a galley available for simple snacks and drinks when you’re in the mood.

Because the the luxury motor yacht Starship is synonymous with fun and good times it’s no surprise to learn that it’s got more toys than you can shake a stick at, even compared to some larger yachts out there. We’re looking at some towable inflatables as well as other tow sports like water skiing and wakeboarding. There are sea kayaks, trampolines, fishing gear, and a beach party set up which includes a waterslide.

The yacht got a retrofit to go along with its 2021 sale and that means the toy box got one too. The new Starship includes four jet skis, four sea bobs, dive gear including a dive master and a 12-meter Intrepid tender outfitted for fishing and diving. Plus there’s a helipad!

Was There An Accident on This Luxury Charter Yacht?

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Because My Seanna was on a reality show, people have seen a lot more of yacht life on this vessel in specific than many others. One thing that made headlines was a serious incident that could have turned out much worse. 

In 2018, as the yacht was leaving dock somewhere, a deckhand got tangled in one of the lines just after the engines started. As the boat started moving, the man was yanked by his ankle into the water behind the boat.

The man ended up being fine, but it was very close to a potentially deadly accident. In fact, it’s been speculated that the unique design of the My Seanna is the only reason the man didn’t suffer serious injuries. The boat was designed to be 150 feet long. However, at some point, the owners decided on an extra 30 feet so the design had to be adapted. The result is that the props are more recessed than they would have been if the boat was designed as a 180 foot vessel from the start. 

If the props were where they should have been, the man very likely would have been caught in them and perhaps been badly wounded or even died. And had there not been a quick-thinking cameraman close by the remove the ropes, the man might have drowned as well. 

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Below Deck superyacht My Seanna Starship

Inside My Seanna, the star superyacht of Below Deck season nine

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As season nine of Below Deck gets underway we take a closer look at the superyacht hosting all of the action with an exclusive interview from her charter broker and Captain…

The latest season of superyacht charter TV show Below Deck may be full of colourful characters but there is one star that undoubtedly takes centre stage amidst the drama; charter superyacht Starship . Known as My Seanna during the filming but now renamed Starship following her recent multi-million sale , the 56.4 metre motor yacht was first delivered in 2000 by Seattle-based shipyard Delta Marine .

The GRP and aluminium yacht was built in just two years to a design by Glade Johnson with naval architecture by Doug Sharp . She has undergone a number of refits and upgrades since but remains instantly recognisable with her sleek, silvered hull.

Stepping inside, Starship offers accommodations for 12 guests and 11 crew. Cabins and interior spaces have been finished in a classic style with touches of opulence; richly coloured, dark wood panelling, soft furnishings in cream with gilded edges, ornate chandeliers and exquisite marble and gold features in the ensuites. A piano adds the finishing piece to the lavish saloon in which entertaining takes place and meals and drinks are hosted. 

"A short but extensive refit was completed since her sale, to brighten and update the interiors, without sacrificing the opulence which makes this boat who she is," says her captain, Steve Feldman, who has been with Starship since 2003.

Starship has spent much of her life chasing the warmth, cruising through the Mediterranean during the summer months and heading back west over winter for stop-offs from Florida to Puerto Rico. She is currently based in The Bahamas and this season will be taking guests on island-hopping charters between Nassau, Eleuthera the Exumas and the Abacos. To ensure guests can fully soak up the sunshine, there are a multitude of deck spaces on board from al fresco lounges and an outdoor dining table to dedicated sunbathing areas.

A highlight is the sundeck Jacuzzi, surrounded by a cocktail bar, while down below the expansive beach club offers shaded lounge space, access to a sauna and gym, a flatscreen TV and a small galley for prepping drinks and snacks. There’s even an outdoor cinema for movie nights under the stars.

"The owner specifically purchased this yacht with chartering in the Bahamas in mind," details her charter manager at Worldwide Boat, Rod Lindor. "Ample exterior deck space, plenty of storage for toys and most importantly the shallow draft of 2.4 metres are all important elements that make Starship a great charter yacht."

However, on board spaces are not the only important element of a successful charter on Starship . To ensure all guests can make the most of their time on the water, the yacht also boasts a well-stocked toybox filled with towable inflatables, kayaks, trampolines, fishing gear, a beach party set up and gear for waterskiing or wakeboarding. Since the refit, Captain Feldman adds that the yacht offers an "enhanced toy inventory," now offering "four jet skis, four sea bobs, dive gear including a dive master and a 12 metre Intrepid tender outfitted for fishing and diving." For exploring the surrounding coastline or for making a smooth entry or exit, Starship is additionally equipped with a helipad.

"The beauty of Starship is the versatility to accommodate groups of all types; from families and corporate guests to an all adults trip," explains Lindor. "With a mixologist, personal trainer, tea sommelier, and divemaster on board, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy."

With so much on offer, Starship perfectly sets the scene for the action of Below Deck to take place while still offering the ultimate luxury experience for charter guests on board. Lindor attests that her star appearances on the show have been a positive for the yacht, which was already "a bit of a celebrity in the yachting industry" even before her involvement.

" Below Deck has been great overall for the charter industry, as it has brought chartering a yacht more mainstream. Overall the publicity has been beneficial," adds Lindor.

Starship is managed for charter by Worldwide Boat with a weekly charter rate starting from $260,000. Episodes of Below Deck season nine air on Bravo every Monday at 21:00 ET, or can be streamed via Peacock TV the next day.

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Who Owns the Luxurious Starship Yacht?

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Are you looking for the perfect way to spend your next vacation? Look no further than the luxurious Starship Yacht, owned by billionaire Bill Gates. This yacht provides the most advanced technology and luxurious accommodations, making it the ideal choice for those who want to experience the best of both worlds. From the latest in yacht technology to top-notch amenities, the Starship Yacht is the perfect choice for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy a luxurious getaway.

Who Owns the Luxurious Yacht?

Owning a luxurious yacht like the Starship is a dream many people aspire to but few can fulfill. Billionaire Bill Gates is one of the fortunate few who was able to realize this dream.

Gates purchased the yacht in 2021, and it’s packed with all the modern amenities and technology that money can buy. From its state-of-the-art navigation system to its jet propulsion engines, the Starship is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

The Starship is more than just a yacht; it’s a luxurious floating palace. The interior is filled with luxurious amenities such as a fully-stocked bar, five-star dining, climate-controlled cabins, and even a helipad.

The yacht also features a swimming pool and hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a long day on the open seas. With all of these incredible features, it’s no wonder why Gates chose the Starship to be his preferred mode of transportation.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, look no further than the luxurious Starship yacht owned by Bill Gates. With its sleek design, modern amenities, and luxurious interior, the Starship is sure to provide a truly memorable experience. Take the plunge and make the dream of owning your own yacht a reality!

Billionaire Bill Gates

If you’re looking to purchase a yacht, then the luxurious Starship Yacht is worth considering. Owned by Billionaire Bill Gates, the yacht offers a wealth of amenities, ranging from the latest in yacht technology to its many luxury accommodations.

You’ll certainly be able to experience the best that money can buy with this yacht. When you consider the amenities of the Starship Yacht, you’ll be impressed. With the latest in yacht technology, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date gadgets and features to help make your time at sea a breeze.

From navigation systems to radar, you’ll have the tools necessary to navigate the open waters safely and efficiently.

The yacht offers its guests luxury accommodations, from well-appointed cabins to a full-service bar, you’ll have all the comforts of home while on the seas. If you’re in the market for a luxurious yacht, then the Starship Yacht is worth considering. With its many amenities, including the latest in yacht technology and luxury accommodations, you’ll be able to experience the best that money can buy. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a piece of Billionaire Bill Gates’ luxurious Starship Yacht.

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