A surprise guest anchored off Sausalito Wednesday morning — the 394-ft megayacht A, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. We first wrote about A in March when the publisher saw her anchored at St. Barth, then again about a month later when The Wall Street Journal disclosed details about the boat and her secretive owner.
We’re not sure if Andrey and his model wife Aleksandra are simply taking a tour of the West Coast — they’ve spent the last week or so in various Southern California ports — or are here on business, but the futuristic A is certainly causing a buzz. While most Bay Area residents are not likely to be offered a personal tour, we can live vicariously through The Wall Street Journal‘s Robert Frank. Get ready to be astounded.