Seven Seas, Stephen Spielberg’s last word in motoryachts, is for sale on the open market. The legendary director and producer has tagged the modest little skiff at €131 million through Merle Wood & Associates, which amounts to about $152 million at the current rate of exchange.
Is this the bigger boat called for by a certain hydrophobic small town sheriff and reluctant big-game fisherman in a certain fictionalized version of 1975 Nantucket? Perhaps slightly larger — and considerably more extravagant — than the craft hoped for in Roy Scheider’s ad-libbed line; Seven Seas measures 282 feet in length and 46.5 feet at the beam, and can accommodate 12 guests and 26 crew members. But news reports reveal the purported motive for the sale: what’s called for is a bigger boat still.
Seven Seas was built by Dutch firm Oceanco and completed in 2010. Her interiors were designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, and include a main salon dressed up with rosewood and walnut; an incredibly warm and invitational space, it is rimmed with windows and outfitted with built-in bookshelves. Seven Seas is also outfitted with a screening room, of course, and her amenities list includes a sauna and steam room, a massage room, and a gym.
The yacht can cruise at 16 knots, and reach a maximum speed of 19.5 knots.
Spielberg’s upcoming projects include romantic musical drama West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein, and cinematography by Janusz Kaminski. He’s also directing and producing an upcoming semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama he wrote; The Fabelmans stars Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch.
Spielberg’s net worth is around $4 billion.