The 92nd largest yacht in the world cruised into Bristol’s Floating Harbour today. The 73.55m super yacht Mogambo (click here for its rivals in the top-100), registered in George Town in the Cayman Islands, was only launched in Germany in October last year and is in its first month as a private charter.
According to Malcolm MacLean from Boat International, who knows more about these matters than I, “Mogambo accommodates up to 12 guests with a spectacular master suite on the main deck which includes a private terrace, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck plus two double and two convertible cabins on the lower deck.
“Designed by Reymond Langton, her sleek and contemporary interior is a blend of sophistication and extravagance which is certain to please even the most discerning guest.
“The sun deck features an air conditioned gym and spa pool and on the lower deck, the beach club with sauna, steam room, massage room and rain shower all open onto the swim platform.
“Mogambo features Quantum zero speed stabilisers and is capable of a remarkably smooth and quiet 17.5 knots.”
The super yacht – perhaps named after the 1953 film starring screen icons Clark Gable, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner – will remain in Bristol for at least two weeks before sailing to the Mediterranean with its 19 crew and mystery passengers.
Photos do not do her justice, but even her gargantuan size pails into insignificance compared to the world’s largest yacht, the Eclipse, also built in Germany and finished in 2010, with a 16m swimming pool whose base can be raised to transform the area into a dance floor, and space for three helicopters, one on each of the two helipads and the third in a storage hangar below the fore deck.