Pelorus Yacht

Pelorus Megayacht


Pelorus Yacht

Pelorus YachtIf there were beauty pageant for mega-yachts, Pelorus would win it. Pelorus (right) is such a pretty yacht that even before the yacht was completed in 2003, the commissioning owner of Pelorus received no fewer than five offers to sell her.

Much of the credit for Pelorus' beauty goes to Tim Heywood Design of Rutland, United Kingdom and Terence Disdale Design of Surrey, also of the United Kingdom, who designed the yacht's exterior and the interior, respectively.
The bidding war for Pelorus was eventually won by Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch and the owner of the megayachts Eclipse and Luna. In 2005 and then again in 2007, Abramovich had Germany's Blohm & Voss, the original builder of Pelorus, refit the yacht with additional functional, protective and esthetic features, including four new zero-speed stabilizers, as well as a second helipad so that his own helicopter doesn't need to be moved whenever guests arrive in theirs.

Pelorus is 377 feet (115 meters) in length (328 feet or 100 meters at water line), weighs over 5,000 tons, carries over a quarter million liters of diesel, and has two 5,000 horse power Wartsila 12v26 diesel engines that give it a maximum speed of 19 knots. It can accommodate up to eighteen guests who are served by a crew of forty-six, who live aboard the ship year-round.

The name, Pelorus, by the way, comes from the Greek word, "pelorios," which means "vast." The fact that today, this vast ship that is longer than a football field only ranks as the 20th largest megayacht in the world attests to the acceleration of the ego fest that is leading to bigger and bigger yachts faster and faster.

So back to our original question: how much do yachts like the Pelorus cost and how much should you spend on a yacht of your own?

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