Tatoosh (yacht)

Tatoosh is a 303-foot (92 m) private yacht owned by the estate of the late Paul Allen.

Tatoosh
In the harbor of La Rochelle
History
Port of registry:  Cayman Islands
Builder: Nobiskrug
Completed: June 2000
Identification:
General characteristics
Tonnage: 3,229 GT
Displacement: 2300 tonnes
Length: 92.40 m (303.1 ft)
Beam: 14.90 m (48.9 ft)
Draft: 4.30 m (14.1 ft)
Decks: 5
Installed power: 2 × 4,400 hp (3,300 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi)
Crew: 35

She is currently the world's 60th largest superyacht.[1]

History

Originally built for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw, Tatoosh was built at Rendsburg in Germany by Nobiskrug and completed in June 2000.[2] Design and Construction by Kusch Yachts.[3] It was purchased by Paul Allen in 2001 at a reported cost of $100 million.[4]

Tatoosh was hired for £400,000 by Teodorín Nguema Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinean president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for a Christmas cruise when he entertained rap singer Eve.[5]

In May 2010, Tatoosh was listed for sale with Fraser Yachts,[6] listed at €125 million.[7] The listing was withdrawn in 2014 after failing to attract a buyer.[8]

In January 2016, Tatoosh destroyed 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the West Bay replenishment zone in the Cayman Islands according to officials.[9] The owners of the Tatoosh released a statement that the mooring location was explicitly directed by the local port authority.[10]

Features

Tatoosh's features include:

  • Five decks;
  • a master suite, a saloon and other rooms on the top deck;
  • a saloon with a French limestone fireplace, a dining area, staterooms and a ladies' powder room on the main deck;
  • a shaded 6 feet (1.8 m) deep swimming pool with adjustable floor in depth, located aft on the main deck beneath a full overhang;[11]
  • a movie theatre;
  • facilities to transport two helicopters on the top two decks;
  • custom 46 feet (14 m) power and sailboats

References

  1. http://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/the-register/top-200-largest-yachts/?pg=5
  2. "Gallery Superyacht Tatoosh". Nobiskrug. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  3. "M.Y. Tatoosh". Kusch Yachts. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. "McCaw selling houses, planes and boats in downsizing effort". Puget Sound Business Journal. Seattle. 28 September 2001.
  5. Johnson, RW (3 September 2006). "Playboy waits for his African throne". The Sunday Times. London.
  6. "Tatoosh". Fraser Yachts. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  7. de Waard, Merijn (5 May 2010). "Superyacht Tatoosh for sale with Fraser Yachts". Superyacht Times.
  8. Shakespeare, Sebastian. "Sail of the century is sunk". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  9. Oliver Milman (28 January 2016). "Microsoft co-founder's yacht tears up protected coral reef in Cayman Islands". Guardian News.
  10. Alexander Smith and Shamar Walters (29 January 2016). "Paul Allen's Firm Working With Caymans Amid Reports Yacht Damaged Reef". NBC News.
  11. Byrne, Diane M. (January 2003). "America's 200 Largest Yachts 2002". Power & Motoryacht.
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