Watch as a helicopter is stored inside a superyacht

If you own a 49m superyacht, you might as well have somewhere to store your helicopter. There's a knack to stowing it away, though, as the video shows.

by | Published on 9th Aug 2023

If you already own a 49-meter superyacht, you might as well keep a chopper in there as well.

While many superyachts have helipads, M/Y V6 has a secure spot to hide away a helicopter.

Stowing it away isn’t straightforward, though, as this video shows.

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Before the helicopter can be put into storage, the crew has to fold its main rotor blades.

After that, they open the hidden storage which is built into the deck of the superyacht.

The helicopter is then carefully secured to the platform inside the hidden storage.

With the press of a button, the platform can be lowered and raised.

And when it’s lowered, the helicopter is hidden from sight beneath the deck of the superyacht.

It’s a pretty neat feature to have, but it’s not the only thing the superyacht boasts.

Launched in 2007 by the Auckland-based yard Flyghtship, V6 features naval architecture by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design, who also collaborated on the exterior lines with the Flyghtship team.

With interior lines from the drawing boards of Australian studio Anthony Bedford Design, V6 can accommodate up to 10 guests in five staterooms.

Not only that, but she has six cabins for the crew of 12, which includes the ship’s captain. 

Powered by twin Wärtsilä 6L20 diesel engines with 1,096kW (1,469 hp) each, V6 can reach up to 15 knots (27 km/h / 17 mph) and cruises at 13 knots ( 24 km/h / 14 mph).

When cruising at an economical speed of 10 knots (17 km/h / 11 mph), she’s able to reach a transatlantic range of 9,000 nautical miles (16,668 km).

To achieve that range, the superyacht has to carry 127,500 liters of fuel on board.

The superyacht hasn’t always been named V6, though.

Previous known as ‘TYR’, the superyacht changed hands in February 2020 and was renamed ‘V6’.

The asking price at the time of her purchase was $16 million.

She was recently renovated and repainted in 2022.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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