Pushing the boat out! Holly Valance's husband Nick Candy treats her to a £26 million luxury yacht... as he calls in Paul McKenna to cure her seasickness
She lives the life of luxury with her billionaire husband.
And Holly Valance, 32, has received a gift most people could only dream of, in the shape of a £26 million yacht named II.II.
But there was one small problem for the Australian beauty -- she suffered from seasickness.
Splashing out: Holly Valance, 32, has received a gift from her husband Nick Candy, 43, most people could only dream of, in the shape of a £26 million yacht named II.II
However, property tycoon Nick Candy, 43, was able to resolve the issue by calling in top hypnotist Paul McKenna, who used his skills to help Holly overcome her issue.
In an interview with Boat International, he said: 'There were no bars and it was designed for a Rolls-Royce Phantom to be kept in the tender garage! I didn’t need any of that.
'The sundeck was all wrong – everything was too small, the Jacuzzi, the seating. Inside it was like a Russian tsar’s palace. I’m not saying that’s bad but it’s not my family’s style. It was too heavy, too classical and it was quite dark. We needed to de-wood it, basically.'
Problem solved: Nick called in renowned hypnotist Paul McKenna to cure his wife's seasickness
And the revamp has made the boat's interior almost unrecognisable from its initial design, with Holly playing a major part in its development.
The yacht has an art deco feel with its monochrome decor complementing the patinated wall-panelling and dark wood surfaces.
Artwork from revered names such as Tracy Emins and Dominic Harris has added a colourful and quirky element to the sophisticated vessel.
Hands on: The revamp has made the boat's interior almost unrecognisable from its initial design, with Holly playing a major part in its development
The yacht really does appear to be a love letter to his family with its very name 11th of the 11th referencing Luka's birthday.
Such was the emphasis on ensuring the boat was family friendly that Candy had it written into the contract that II.II needed to be childproof.
Candy has previously owned two super-yachts -- a 45 metre Benetti and a 62 metre vessel -- and insists those experiences aided him with the design of his latest purchase.
'I’ve made mistakes in the past,' he revealed. 'I’ve designed stuff which looks great, but then you sit on it. My wife told me: ‘I’m not sitting on another sofa that’s uncomfortable,’ ” he says. “Functionality and comfort are the most important things.'
Holly and Nick met in 2009 after meeting at a mutual friend's dinner party, and wed in 2012.
She told the Daily Mail in 2013: 'I never believed it when people said that sometimes you meet someone and you know he’s the one,' she said.
She continued: 'But, just to be totally cheesy and clichéd, it was like that the first time we met.'
The happy couple welcomed their daughter, Luka Violet Toni Candy, in November 2013.
Third time lucky: Candy has previously owned two super-yachts -- a 45 metre Benetti and a 62 metre vessel -- and insists those experiences aided him with the design of his latest purchase