The Star Ferry is one of Hong Kong’s most affordable attractions. But the Star Ferry yacht is another story.
The iconic boats, transporting locals and tourists alike between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, have long been one of the city’s most famous symbols.
Only one has ever been sold into private hands, and it has since been converted into a yacht. That yacht can now be yours for 2.7 million dollars.
Named Golden Star, it went up for sale in 2011 after one of the city’s cross-harbor ferry lines was discontinued amid expansion of the MTR subway. The man who bought it is reportedly a Hong Kong native who had a deep, nostalgic connection to the ferry system.
The ship was converted into a floating mansion with 6,000 square feet of living space – with four state rooms, offices, an on-board movie theater, a formal dining room, rooftop spots for sunbathing and a living room. There’s also space for a 14-foot-tall Christmas tree every year.