When can a twin arrive into the world weeks after a sibling yet still be considered a twin? When she’s the 127-foot megayacht named Areti II, the second same-size yacht that Burger Boat Company built for a Russian owner. She launched over the weekend under blue skies and multicolored baloons, as you see here.
While the owner’s identity has never been revealed, the Wisconsin-based yard has stated a few times that he’s a “young” businessman with dealings both in the United States and overseas and as a result decided to commission yachts to enjoy in both places. His representative,Ted Kavalieros, is seen below christening Areti II. (A quick Google search reveals he’s associated with Itera, one of the largest natural-gas companies in the world.)
Like her sibling, named Areti I, this lady features a makore wood interior, a main-deck master suite, and four guest staterooms below decks. In fact, she’s identical in layout and decor except for artwork. That’s why Burger nicknamed the yachts “the Russian twins.”
Areti I is reportedly in Florida right now, receiving final touches to her interior and undergoing final sea trials. Areti II will head there within the next few weeks to join her, for the same. Once everything is tweaked to satisfaction, Areti I will remain on this side of the Atlantic, cruising American and Caribbean waters, while Areti II will head to Europe and the Balkans.