is Larry Ellison's former yacht Katana
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 Enigma is that it is
a very fast yacht.
In fact, Enigma
fastest yacht of its size, with a top speed of 34 knots, which is equal to
about 39 miles per hour.
The boat's speed is by design.
Every detail of Enigma
(right) 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, this motoryacht 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, Eni
gma 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 this motoryacht is only power and speed. To the
contrary, it has a full range of creature comforts to match its raw power.
It has even gone through a number of retrofits to enhance those creature
comforts for its current owner and those whom he invites to enjoy its
six 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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