If you’re sitting on a virtual pile of cryptocurrency and itching to sail around the world, luxury yacht broker Emiston may have just the deal for you.
The London-based firm is selling the “Azteca,” a 72-meter super yacht, for the equivalent of approximately $75 million USD in Bitcoin.
According to a company statement, the yacht’s owner is a supporter of cryptocurrencies and will only accept Bitcoin as payment for the vessel.
Built by Italian custom shipbuilder CRN, the “Azteca” features eight cabins, a cinema room, a spa, a 100-square-meter beach club, a library, an elevator and two newly rebuilt engines. It is believed to be the largest yacht ever offered for sale in exchange for digital currency.
“This is an exciting prospect for many of our clients and presents a unique opportunity for a yacht of this size to be sold in Bitcoin only,” said Emiston broker Antonio Yturbe Redo.
If the “Azteca” is a bit out of your price range, there are plenty of other ways cryptocurrency can get you where you want to go.
The travel industry is becoming a major market for cryptocurrency holders as more tourism companies start to accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin and other forms of digital cash.
Airfare website Cheapair.com, activity booking site GetYourGuide and travel app Elude are among a growing list of travel suppliers who allow customers to pay for services with cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain-based booking website Travala.com has gone all in on the concept, offering its own AVA altcoin and accepting 50 other types of digital currency.
CEO Juan Otero told CNBC that the company is doing over $1 million in sales per week, with 70% of bookings completed with cryptocurrency.
An April Travala.com survey found that 71% of Americans plan to spend more money on travel than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those, around 25% will use digital currency to pay for at least part of it.
“With more people holding cryptocurrencies and more businesses accepting it for real-world things, travel is naturally a desirable experience to use crypto,” Otero said.