Michael Lee-Chin’s $300 million superyacht is a floating five-star resort. One of the first black billionaires on the Forbes list, he once cleaned engine rooms on a cruise ship and now his 378ft yacht has an IMAX cinema, a duplex owner’s suite and two helipads .

Putting the Super into a superyacht is Michael Lee-Chin’s Ahpo of fun. This Jamaican-Canadian is the Chairman and CEO of Portland Holdings Inc, a private investment company in Ontario, Canada. This luxury vessel is so luxurious that her features and amenities stand out visibly from the many great cruisers that are and have been on the market.

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This Lurssen-built 378-footer was delivered in 2021. Being so new, she brings plenty of new techies, cutting-edge interiors and exciting features aboard an impressive six-deck layout. Let’s see some stimulating details of this breathtaking ship.

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The Ah-mazing Ahpo:
Yacht connoisseur Michael Lee-Chin bought the sprawling boat, previously codenamed Project Enzo, in 2017. After completing sea trials a few months ago, the majestic 378-footer was ready to take on the seas, giving 5-star resorts a run for their money. Ahpo, which means “grandmother” in Hakka Chinese, is a pure and simple beauty with a striking exterior and a bright white shell enhanced by the presence of black stripes and shovel-shaped windows. All six decks are packed with the best of Nuvolari Lenard’s talent.

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From a dazzling owner’s suite, well-appointed spa and beach club, stately guest cabins and the most opulent decor, Lürssen’s new build will be a busy boat despite its staggering rent of 2, $ 6 million per week. The Owner’s Suite deserves a special mention not only for being a massive two-story apartment, but also for its pristine Asian essence. Pastel roses and wise green vegetables are combined with golden and white marble to create a subtle ethereality.

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Luxurious silk wallpaper, hand embroidery and ornate inlays maintain the natural elements demanded by the yacht owner. The only other component that gives tough competition to the extravagant owner’s suite is the stunning blue counterpart of the Waterfront Beach Club-Spa Hybrid.

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This space presents a sea terrace which takes place when the lazy days are appreciated in the living room. A curved bar takes care of customers’ desires while others revel in the pretty turquoise dip pool.

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Next door is the tranquil spa area, with a private massage room, sauna, steam room, and Turkish hammam vibe with beautiful mosaic tiles.

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If captivating interiors allow it, customers can look outside to enjoy an uninterrupted view of 180 degrees on the sea through the rear and side terrace. Ahpo also displays a front propeller, compliant commercially and available for use during the charter. The luxury cruiser can accommodate 16 guests in 8 impressive cabins serviced by an experienced and professional crew of 36.

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Other entertaining areas are a guest lounge next to the Dolby IMAX theater (with LED star ceilings and navy blue seating), a formal dining room for 22, an expansive sunroom on the aft deck and an expansive gym with the latest equipment displaying the Ahpo emblem.

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Among the high -tech attributes of this elegant boat, there is a heat recovery system in the generators to heat the swimming pool and the dynamic positioning for electronic anchoring, according to International boat.

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The fun continues with a full suite of water toys stored in a front garage to save the rear area for the beach club. Billionaires looking to spend a week aboard a luxury boat for their next vacation are in for a treat as Ahpo has joined the charter market with Moran Yacht & Ship.

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About Michael Lee-Chin:
Michael Lee-Chin knows money and superyachts all too well. The yacht connoisseur and regular client of Lurssen from Port Antonio, Jamaica, made his fortune managing the wealth management industry. The billionaire comes from humble beginnings. Lee-Chin’s mother sold Avon beauty products, while her stepfather ran a local grocery store. From working on the landscaping team at the Frenchman’s Cove hotel to cleaning the engine rooms on the Jamaica Queen cruise ship to owning his megayacht, the 71-year-old has come a long path. Asset values ​​under him had risen to nearly $10 billion in 1998 from $12 million in the early 1990s.

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In 2009, Lee-chin sold his business to Manulife Financial Corp. for an undisclosed amount and is currently worth $1.9 billion. He is one of 15 black billionaires in the world and the only black Canadian billionaire appointed as Chair of the Jamaican Government’s Economic Growth Council (EGC) in 2016 and appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2017. Caribbean News said philanthropist Lee-Chin made several large pledges to Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum ($30 million) in 2003, the Rotman School of Management ($10 million) and many other others.

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