is Larry Ellison's former yacht Katana
that was renamed
by Aidan Barclay, its new owner. Why did Aidan Barclay rename his newly-acquired
The answer remains an enigma, but what is well known about this yact is that it is
In fact, Enigma
fastest yacht of its size, with a top speed of 34 knots, equal to
about 39 miles per hour.
The speed is by design.
Every detail of Enigma
(above) was intended to make the yacht fast, right down to her aerodynamic convex windows that minimize wind
Designed by Francis Design and built in northern Germany by Blohm & Voss
Shipyards of Hamburg, Enigma
is powered by a 19,000 horse power General Electric LM1600 gas turbine engine,
as well as two smaller Deutz BV16M68 diesel engines. The combined propulsion exceeds
28,000 horse power.
To handle this extra power and speed, this megayacht is equipped with a
state-of-the-art stabilization system that minimizes side-to-side roll
motion, as well as bow thrusters.
This does not mean that Enigma
is only power and
speed. It also has a full range of creature comforts to match its raw power
and has gone through a number of retrofits to enhance those creature
comforts in all six of its luxury suites.
Aidan Barclay, by the way, is the son of David Rowat
Barclay, one of the infamous twin brothers who control a publishing empire in
the United Kingdom that includes The Telegraph
as well as The Spectator
So back to our question: how much do yac
hts like the Eni
gma cost and how
much should you spend on a yac
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