I was in Venice this last week and found myself in the company of Carinthia VII – at 97.2m, she is the 12th biggest SuperYacht in the world. I got some pics for you and also dug up some interesting (very spicy) info about her and her owners.
Here are some pics I took of Corinthia VII last week in Venice. Story below.
According to Wikipedia:
The yacht Carinthia VII was built in the Lurssen yard in 2002 and refurbished in the same yard 3 years later. It was registered in Bremen, Germany and sails under the flag of Austria with the home port of Venice, Italy. The 12th largest such vessel in the world, it is owned by Heidi Horten widow of Helmut Horten, a German entrepreneur.
The living area consists of a VIP owner stateroom, including living room, bedroom and bathroom and large verandah, plus 5 large double staterooms, with own bathroom, luxury interior and LCD TV.
Then check out this spice:
When Heidi Horten, the widow of department store owner Helmut Horten, heard about Limitless she was apparently furious with Jon Bannenberg for creating a copy of ‘her yacht’. Clearly she needed to build something larger and finer. Returning to Lürssen, the Bremen shipyard that had built Carinthia VI for her late husband, she was permitted to peep at Tim Heywood’s preliminary drawing of the yacht that was to become Pelorus. Heywood had previously worked at the Bannenberg studio and been fully involved in the design of Limitless, but the Pelorus sketch showed a quite different style, with a bold, raised forebody and a sheerline that sweeps downwards towards the stern in what is termed ‘reverse sheer’.
Mrs Horten decided to follow this style and ordered a new yacht to be designed by Heywood and built by Lürssen. Crucially, its overall length had to be 98 metres – 2 metres longer than the hated Limitless. In the event, her order was quicker in build, so the new yacht, which she christened Carinthia VII, was launched in 2002, a year before the inspirational Pelorus. More on that story here.
The internet is limited when it comes to the price of this yacht. But to give you an idea of how much a beast like this would be, here is an 82m superyacht for sale, priced at EUR119 million. Personally I would be fine with this beauty at EUR29 million.
Or you could rent something similar like THIS for EUR840,000 A WEEK!
Either way, you need to get some cash supplies together. Nothing that Friday’s EuroMillions lottery can’t fix for you.
CLICK HERE to buy tickets online to Friday’s draw (jackpot sitting at EUR67 million = R760 million).
Click thumbnails below for more pics of Corinthia VII from Google images.
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