Kirsty Bertarelli’s new boat…

A ‘secret’ £100m superyacht has been made in Devon for Britain’s wealthiest woman.

You may not recognise the name, but Kirsty Bertarelli’s fortune surpasses that of the Queen and Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling combined.

And now she has got the £100m mega boat to prove it, reports the Plymouth Herald.

The 314ft-long Vava II, built at Stonehouse-based firm Princess Yachts, costs more than £250,000 just to fill the fuel tanks.

 But that’s not a problem for Kirsty, 46, and her billionaire husband Ernesto, 51, who commissioned the mega boat for her.

The Swiss pharmaceutical tycoon, who is thought to be worth a whopping £6.8billion, making him the 81st richest man in the world and the fifth richest in the UK, had the boat built in secret by Princess Yachts under the name ‘Project 55’.

The super yacht, which was built by 200 craftsmen in Plymouth, was intended to replace the couple’s old boat, which measured up at 154ft.

Founded in Plymouth in 1965 as Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd, the company was bought in 1981 by South African businessman Graham J. Beck.

Image and video courtesy of The Plymouth Herald.

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