Australia Inside Clive Palmer's new $40million superyacht called 'Australia'
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Thebased mining tycoon has moored the 56m vessel in the River with the international crew currently undergoing two weeks quarantine.
The yacht is an upgrade from his previous 35m Sunseeker $8million runabout, the Nancy Jean.
Italian company Benetti created his new yacht in 2012, which has been previously named Bash and Ulysses.
Mr Palmer made the purchase in December after the 12 guest and 12 crew capacity vessel had been on the market since 2019.
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The yacht includes two sundecks, an outdoor and indoor bar, a jacuzzi, a VIP suite with bridge deck views, and an owner's suite complete with an office, walk-in wardrobe, and private bathroom.
Mr Palmer - also the chairman of his United Australia Party - enjoys entertaining on his yachts along the Brisbane River, Gold Coast and Hamilton Island.
He's been splurging recently buy several luxury canal-front home on the Gold Coast and a $20million Sovereign Island mega-mansion.
As well as his mining businesses he owns a number of luxury golfing resorts along the Queensland Coast.
He is worth about $13billion, according the the Australian Financial Review.
His plans for the next federal election have also taken another step as he called for candidates to stand for his United Australia Party.
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'With a strong field of candidates and our tens of thousands of members behind us, we will do our very best to win the next Federal Election,' Mr Palmer said.
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