The most expensive yacht ever sold in Australia is about to make history
The most costly yacht ever built in Australia will go on sale in March.
It is the Vampyre, a 568-metre vessel that is owned by the Sydney Harbour Company, which is owned and operated by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Built by a French shipyard in the 1920s, the Vampsay is the only vessel in the world built for an Australian Navy vessel.
The boat was launched in 2010 and has been sailing the water around Australia since.
Built in the UK The ship is the largest of three built for the Australian Navy, with the biggest being the 476-metres Vampyres two sister vessels, the Sea Hunter and the Sea Queen.
Built to replace the Sea Warrior, the three ships were launched in 2011 and 2013.
The Sea Hunter was the largest and most powerful vessel of the fleet, carrying a crew of 6,200 and making its first voyage in 2012.
The ship was the first vessel to reach the Australian mainland, carrying nearly 800 tonnes of fuel and water to the mainland, and has since been refitted to carry more fuel and supplies.
It also carried a crew, but this was down to the size of the vessels crew and the number of ships crew, the Royal Australian Navy said.
In 2018, the vessel was transferred to the Commonwealth Navy’s Australian Defence Vessel Program, with it now being known as the VAMPYRE.
The vessel is the first to be sold to Australia’s military.
The Commonwealth Bank said the vessel is currently the largest, fastest and most versatile vessel in service, and the first in the Navy to be purchased by a Commonwealth Bank.
“This is a remarkable achievement for a vessel that was designed and built for Navy operations in the Arctic,” the Commonwealth Banks senior financial analyst, Mark Williams, said in a statement.
“It is also a significant achievement for an Australia-based company to sell a vessel of this size and capability to a private owner.”
The vessel has been in the water since it was commissioned in 2020 and has already seen a few modifications to its hull.
The most recent was in 2019, when the ship was repainted in an effort to better protect the hull from damage.
The new paint is also being installed on the hull to better preserve the original paint, according to the Australian Financial Press.
The Vampyrine is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2020.
“The Vampys lifeboat was a landmark achievement, and we are very proud of the ship and its many remarkable attributes,” Mr Williams said.
“We believe this will continue to be the most significant ship of the Australian Defence Force in the future.”
A vessel with a history of being sold for a profit is not uncommon for Australia.
In 2012, the Victoria-based National Maritime Museum bought the hull of the German warship Me-262, which was used in World War II.
In 2014, the Sydney-based Heritage Auction sold the hull for a record-breaking $1.7 million.
“While there has been some excitement in the last few years about a sale of the Vampingay, the price tag of $1 billion is a considerable premium to pay for a ship that will be used by Australian Navy personnel for decades to come,” Mr Ross said.