P. Diddy sails superyacht controlled by iPad
P. Diddy was spotted sailing on a superyacht with Kim Porter and their twin daughters D’Lila and Jessie.
The yacht they were sailing on was state of the art costing $850,000 a week to rent and controlled by an iPad.
Custom-made software from German luxury yacht firm Lurssen gives passengers control of everything but the captain’s steering wheel — all with the most leisurely brush of their iPad.
“Solemates”, the first pleasure yacht to carry the technology, is currently playing host to flamboyant rap tycoon Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, girlfriend Kim Porter and their daughters D’Lila and Jessie, confirmed the yacht’s charter firm.
Using complimentary iPads, the millionaire mogul and his family will have control of all the shipboard entertainment and climate systems, the blinds and lights in their cabins, and could even have their Pina Coladas topped-up at the tap of an icon.
“You won’t find this app for download in the Apple store any time soon,” said Rupert Connor, central agent from chartering firm the Luxury Yacht Group. “The captain hands each guest their own iPad when they board, which they get to keep for the entirety of their trip.”
Rupert Connor, central agent from chartering firm the Luxury Yacht Group confirmed to CNN that Diddy and his family were aboard the yacht for a vacay and were each given an iPad to control the ship.
Connor also says the iPads are customized for each user and can be programmed to host a music library with preferences for each guest.
“For instance, if we have a client who we know is a music industry bigwig, then we’ll program the app’s homepage to have a prominent shortcut to our high-speed media server’s music library, and we’ll do our research to make sure we have all the music they’d want to listen.”