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Posted by Howard | 11/12/2009 @ 09:00 | Reply
Looking for information on yacht Cavanaugh. I was aboard in 1944 in Alaska waters. The Cavanaugh was built as the Helene for Charles E. Sorenson, Vice Pres. of Ford Motors in 1931 by Bath Shipyard. It was 133' long, 25' wide with a 13' draft. Had two 8-cyl/800 hp CB diesel engines. It had been renamed Cavanaugh by the USACE and used as a survey/transport in the Alaska waters. After WWII it was sold several times and caught fire and sank of the British Isles (so I am told). During the war it was used for interisland transportation in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska. My last leg out the islands I was transported between Amchitka and Shemya. Thanks for any help that you might provide.
Posted by Mr R. | 06/29/2009 @ 18:30 | Reply
Do you have some news of the Palmer Johnson Time? Last report is from Mexico some years ago. Thanks.
Posted by Castlerock | 03/05/2009 @ 22:20 | Reply
She was in Viareggio mid February.
Posted by Lisa | 03/05/2009 @ 22:00 | Reply
Has anyone spotted recently the Mangusta 165 Z Ellerston?
Posted by Jacques | 01/06/2009 @ 21:05 | Reply
The Lürssen Allegra left the French Riviera some years ago. According to this picture, it seems that she cruises in Brazil now :
Posted by Yachtspotter | 11/15/2008 @ 01:05 | Reply
Perseus Star stood a long time on the Côte d'Azur without activity. Now, she's the first megayacht in Paris! The yacht is proposed to the charter in the French capital. Cruises are organized between Paris, Deauville and London. Note that the yacht had a little refit (paintjob, and her radar arch was removed to cuise below the bridges...). She's moored at the port Debilly near the Eiffel Tower. Link :
Posted by Nikos | 07/19/2008 @ 12:10 | Reply
Shahnaz is back in Europe. She's in Athens today!
Posted by Sergio | 05/03/2008 @ 12:00 | Reply
I saw in the "Yacht Cards" the info of the beautiful m/s Il Doge. Since 2003 she changed name in Electa. Link :
Posted by Scope | 04/15/2008 @ 12:20 | Reply
Found this link as well :
Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/15/2008 @ 12:15 | Reply
Oh, so sad to see that. It's the beautiful Maha! I had a discussion about her with a spotter few weeks ago, and we wondered where she was Turkey so. I hope that a future owner will save her, a yacht with a long pedigree. In this case, the title of the thread should be "what will she become ?".
Posted by Scope | 04/15/2008 @ 12:10 | Reply
A nice classic that seems to be at the end of her life... This one :
Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/09/2008 @ 15:40 | Reply

We are all fan of Feadship, so here is a picture of Traveler, a De Vries launched as Jean-Marie III in 1970. She's rarely spotted. The yacht is in perfect condition. I will add her card in the database. Thanks to John for the picture.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 03/19/2008 @ 15:30 | Reply
Mitch-Mate III seems still alive, cruising the Great Lakes. The yacht is still registered in Corunna, MI. Thanks to Castlerock for these details. I also added her card in the database :
Posted by Enzo | 03/18/2008 @ 13:45 | Reply
I'm looking for info and pictures of the yacht Mitch-Mate III, built in 1973 in Holland. She came from the shipyard Amsterdamsche. This page gives old info and a picture :
Posted by Randy | 03/13/2008 @ 19:00 | Reply
Last time I saw her was August 2007.
Posted by Randy | 02/26/2008 @ 11:10 | Reply
I'm from Annapolis and remember that boat well. I last saw it docked behind a private estate on the upper Chesapeake in the town of Chesapeake City. The hull is painted blue now. I have never seen the boat ever move under her current ownership.
Posted by Keith | 02/21/2008 @ 11:45 | Reply
I grew up on-board the Maryland Lady (1948 Defoe Cruisemaster Vin# 255675 and Call Sign WB5758). I cannot find the whereabouts of her, and she has not been listed with the US Coast Guard since 2001. I loved that boat more than most of my relatives and would like to know if it still exists or is it sunk... I don't mind the answer, but don't want to go the rest of my life wondering about it. It was my whole childhood. Hope you have some info.
Posted by Keith | 02/21/2008 @ 11:40 | Reply
Dear Lawrence, in regards to the Savitar (message from 04/02/2007) - last I heard - she was in South Africa. Here is a Defoe link that I'm sure you have seen already :
Posted by MW | 01/18/2008 @ 16:00 | Reply
Andy Lindy - Carinthia IV is sadly no longer with us. According to my records, the yacht was sold in the early 1970s and renamed Sylvana C. I believe that the yacht was in Greece when she caught fire and sank in 1981. I have a large archive of negatives/photographs of the yacht's original launch & trials. They include interiors and the installation on the fitting out quay of her Napier Deltics. I'll ask Raphael to post a photo or two in due course.
Posted by Andy Lindy | 01/18/2008 @ 14:00 | Reply
I recognized the name of the yard and looked in my old records. In fact Chantiers Navals de l'Estérel launched Carinthia IV for Helmut Horten in 1965. She was a 138' (42m) fast yacht made of mahogany. Design by André Mauric. Her top speed was 35 knots and power was by two Napier Deltic 18-cylinder diesels usually found in torpedo boats at that time. Total output was an impressive 2x 3,100HP.

At her cruising speed of 26 knots her range was a modest 750 nautical miles or 29 hours. Considering her fuel capacity of 19,000 litres the fuel consumption must have been about 650 litres/hour!

Can she have survived? Does anyone have any information about the fate of this remarkable yacht? She was supposed to be replaced by the unfortunate Carinthia V (probably in 1969) but may have served until the replacement yacht Carinthia VI was delivered (1973?).
Posted by Joelemarco | 01/18/2008 @ 10:00 | Reply
For those of you spotters who were wondering where she was (although we have never spoken about her in this forum), the motor yacht Esterel built by the late french yard Esterel in 1987 is in Fort Lauderdale undergoing a comprehensive refit. I don't think she has been lengthened although there is a folding down platform but it looks like an old arrangement. So she still be 32,8 mt. For memory, she sat for a long time in Mexico before the new owner, a Mexican started to invest on her.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 12/12/2007 @ 11:30 | Reply

Um Hurair is still alive. We learned this very good news some months ago. The yacht was spotted in Dubai. We thought that Um Hurair was totally lost after a fire. Thanks to this picture taken by Hans, we can see the yacht in Mumbai few days ago. She seems to be in a prefect condition.
Posted by AZthusiast | 11/12/2007 @ 10:30 | Reply
Do you know this website about Lady Anfimar? Cool stuff, "during the winter months the yacht always has been taken out the water and stored in a shed." Does someone know more about its current name and location? Any info appreciated. Website -
Posted by Yachtspotter | 10/05/2007 @ 01:00 | Reply
I just found again an old video that I made in the Nineties. At that time I spotted Yanbu at the IYCA. This yacht was built by Bath Iron Works in 1931, launched under the name Seapine (hull 144). Since I never saw her again, and I never received report, picture or story about her. Do you know if she still sail? I added her card in the database :
Posted by Linda | 09/26/2007 @ 19:50 | Reply
My father has a yacht that has been predominantly docked in the Mediterranean. It is a 120 ft. wooden ship that he says was made approximately at the end of WWII. He says that it was a Dutch admiral's boat at one time. From what I understand, it was rebuilt for my father in the mid 1980s by a Dutch company. The interior may have been redesigned by an Italian company, but I cannot be sure of that. He says that the name of the yacht is the Thelma Linnea. I have not been able to locate a boat with that name. I have tried to locate my father's yacht, but have not had luck finding it yet. Do you have any suggestions?
Posted by MaartenJ | 09/15/2007 @ 00:15 | Reply
About Google Earth, yes, that's Haida in the right hand corner with the greenish sunroof. The port is a Freeport and one needs a permit to enter the harbour grounds.
Posted by Scope | 09/15/2007 @ 00:10 | Reply
Haida looks like a smaller sistership to Chrysalis (ex Henriette)! She is beautiful.
Posted by Max881 | 09/13/2007 @ 11:30 | Reply
That's her? Link :
Posted by MaartenJ | 09/13/2007 @ 10:00 | Reply
Haida is lying in Port Khalid in Sharjah, UAE. She is owned by a man who has a business over there. He bought the yacht when she was lying in Singapore, some 10 years ago. Haida was towed from Singapore to Sharjah where they are trying to restore her. Unfortunately progress is very slow and workmanship poor. If only the owner had allocated the right budget and involved the right subcontractors she would have been fully restored today. I have been on board several times and she was a lovely vessel. I remember she still has the original Enterprise engines fitted. You can spot her on Google Earth somewhere in the corner of the harbour.
Posted by OceanVoyager | 09/13/2007 @ 00:30 | Reply

Fitz35, in response to your inquiry, this is (and was) the last Haida built expressly for Max Fleischman, CEO of the Fleischman group of companies (principally yeast and gin in the USA market). Here is an advert still from the BIW. The balance of the comments are (essentially) correct.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 09/10/2007 @ 14:45 | Reply
I think she's in the Greek waters, but I have no news from her since a couple of years now. Today her name is Haida. I saw her in the 90s when she was Ashtoreth. This beautiful yacht was moored in Antibes at that time. I will try to find again some pictures of her. Here is her card :
Posted by Johan | 09/10/2007 @ 14:00 | Reply
I remember she was up for sale in the early or mid 1990s and it seems she is still in commission under the name Haida :
Posted by Fitz35 | 09/08/2007 @ 18:10 | Reply
I am looking for info and pictures of the BIW hull number 277 built in 1947. I think she was originally built as Elda, and then soon the name was changed to Haida. In 1986 her name was changed again to Astarte.
Any info appreciated.
Posted by Kevin | 09/04/2007 @ 11:00 | Reply
Does anyone know where Kos the Benetti is? Or have a contact?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 08/28/2007 @ 02:25 | Reply
I will forward your respective addresses by email.
Posted by Lawrence N. | 08/28/2007 @ 02:20 | Reply
Catherine, I have many of the original adds/photos and know the location of both Chanticleers. I have spoken to the owner in North Carolina and will give you the whole scoop.
Posted by VRM | 08/26/2007 @ 19:30 | Reply
The 117' Swiftships originally launched under the name Safe Conduct II was sold by the original owner's estate to the current owner in 1999 who changed the name to Rebecca. She was refit with a new paint job, engines majored and two new Northern Lights gensets in 2000-2001 and has since cruised extensively in the Bahamas, Caribbean Sea and through the Panama Canal to Costa Rica. She is currently back in the US and is about to complete a major refit including exterior paint and a new mahogany interior designed by Claudette Bonville. Her flybridge deck was extended to accommodate a hot tub. She will be more magnificent than ever when she is completed fall '07.
Posted by Catherine | 08/23/2007 @ 19:30 | Reply
I'm researching a story about Frances Langford/Ralph Evinrude and their two Chanticleers. Do you have any additional information/photos about the DeFoe, either as she was or where she is now? Thanks!
Posted by Diarmuid | 07/03/2007 @ 13:00 | Reply
I refer to your enquiry about the yacht Sonia C or Nosica later known as Islander S. She was purchased from Nice in 1990 and sailed to Ireland as Nosica then to be re-registered as Islander S based in Strangford Lough.

She was refitted and brought into passenger class for 100 persons and used for cruises and corporate entertainment. She took part in tall ships events at Belfast, Milford Haven and Cork in 1991. Battle of the Atlantic celebrations at Anglesy, and Liverpool, and many other events.

In 1997 she was sold and sailed to Dublin which was to be her last resting place through fire I believe.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 06/14/2007 @ 20:30 | Reply
Do you have some news of the 117ft Swiftships originally launched under the name Safe Conduct II? She is supposed to be renamed Rebecca today. But I don't know if she had other names between these two ones. I'm also curious to know her current homeport. Any help is welcome!
Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/24/2007 @ 12:20 | Reply
Her current name is Amphora, but I have no other detail.
Posted by Jeremy | 04/24/2007 @ 12:15 | Reply
I am trying to trace the whereabouts of a 120' yacht built by J. Samuel White in 1931. She used to be called Braemar, was owned by Mike Batt at some stage, then to a Swede when she was renamed Meltemi. The last I heard she was bought by a Turkish gentleman. If anyone can throw any light on her whereabouts I would be grateful.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/19/2007 @ 11:30 | Reply

Some news of the Feadship launched under the name Karimor V, and now renamed Beija Flor. Special thanks to Joris for his nice picture of this yacht rarely spotted. She is cruising along the Mexican coasts. And she looks in perfect condition. Any details (especially about her refit) are welcome to complete her card, thank you.
Posted by odewavrin | 04/15/2007 @ 17:45 | Reply
I owned Nosica from 80 to 90. She was a very elegant yacht. It was sold to an Irish man that went with her to Ireland. The yacht was on sale four years ago in boat and planes mag.
Posted by Andy Lindy | 04/02/2007 @ 21:00 | Reply
There is a database called Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Great Lakes Vessels Online Index. It's online at :

Just make a search for Savitar and you'll find the yacht's current status : "Out of documentation, March-April, 1973, as "sold to a South African citizen." Maritime Administration Transfer Order, in March, 1973, shows vessel sold to Joan Fiske, a citizen of South Africa."
Posted by Lawrence N. | 04/02/2007 @ 17:50 | Reply
I have a Mystery for you... was hoping you might have a magical database that might hold the secret. I am researching an old Defoe Yacht that used to belong to Phil Berg. It was called the Savitar. 1 of 6 "Cruisemasters", built in the forties in bay city Michigan.

Length 118', Beam 18' 6", Delivered 1947

It was built for and owned by a fella named Phil Berg. He may have been the famous Talent agent from the heyday of Hollywood. There is a model of the yacht in the California Yacht Club lobby. Which is where it caught my eye. This is the only information I was able to find :

"The Savitar model was donated to CYC in the early 70's by our member, Phil Berg. He had the original boat built in 1947 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company of Bay City, Michigan. The model is a 3/8" scale to her 128' overall length. Phil cruised this boat extensively and carried a crew of 9 people. I have no idea if she is still around."

I have managed to find some of her sister ships and lots of magazine articles from the forties. 2 of them are already at the bottom of the sea as artificial reefs, and one of them, the Chanticleer which used to be owned by Francis Langford and Ralph Evinrude, is floating in a yard in North Carolina, in relatively poor condition.

Can you help me find the Savitar?
Posted by MW | 03/28/2007 @ 17:00 | Reply
The old White Rose of Drachs is chartering in Croatia under the name Deep Blue.
Posted by MedRascal | 03/26/2007 @ 15:10 | Reply
For Roberto (03/06/2007), Extra Beat is today called OneLilo and moored in Flisvos Marina, Greece.
Posted by Christian S. | 03/22/2007 @ 11:00 | Reply
Fairmile Nosica was called Island S and was based in Dublin doing charters in 2002, I have no more recent information or pictures I'm afraid.
Posted by Scope | 03/09/2007 @ 10:30 | Reply
Alfred, then I wonder why Lloyds register states that her first name was Sarah, then La Belle Simone, Lady Sarah 1 and finally Lady Sarya! As well her yachtspotter's card gives us the same info. Maybe Mr Levitt changed the name? Does anyone have pictures of LBS before she was extended?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 03/07/2007 @ 16:50 | Reply
Does anybody have some news of the former White Rose of Drachs? I have no news since the arrival of the new one. I heard that she could be based in Croatia now. And her name could be simply "Blue". But I have no confirmation. An idea? Thank you. Link :
Posted by Alfred | 03/07/2007 @ 14:30 | Reply
Scope, the first owner was William J. Lewitt and the name of the yacht was "La Belle Simone". I was Electronic Engeneer from 1973 until 1976 on board. More on my homepage :
Posted by Philipp | 03/07/2007 @ 14:00 | Reply
Extra Beat was under US Flag (homeport was Newport) and offered by Nigel Burgess or C&N. The reduced interieur was nearly original. After some weeks she was sold.
Posted by Scope | 03/07/2007 @ 11:40 | Reply
Gross Segler, I doubt that Levitt commissioned Lady Sarya. From different sources we can find that her first name was Sarah. Link :
Posted by Roberto | 03/06/2007 @ 19:30 | Reply
Could you give me more details about the sale? Where, when, who...? Thank you.
Posted by Philipp | 03/06/2007 @ 10:00 | Reply
Extra Beat was for sale last summer and sold.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 03/05/2007 @ 17:00 | Reply

Roberto, I add this picture of Extra Beat taken many years ago at the IYCA to illustrate your question. I find it again today. With Brave Goose (now Nafisa) in the background.
Posted by Roberto | 03/05/2007 @ 16:50 | Reply
I would like to know something (location - new owner - if is for sale or charter) about Abeking & Rasmussen 118' Extra Beat built in 1988. Maybe her new name could be Ascending...
Posted by Kootenay67 | 02/24/2007 @ 11:00 | Reply
The Lady Allison was renamed Sirenuse. There was an article in one of the magazines (I believe it was in Showboats). It was refit by a young American couple with a young family who were going on a world cruise. The refit was a year long at Merrill Stevens Miami yard in 2004.
Posted by Result | 02/23/2007 @ 12:35 | Reply
About the message of MW (10/04/2006)... one of the big Phil Rhodes (or was it an S&S) went down in the Bay of Biscay in late 90's. I was led to believe it was Anadarko (Fandango).
Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/23/2007 @ 12:30 | Reply
Do you know where is the former Lady Allison? I think that she was sold some years ago. Her owners purchased a larger Feadship. We can imagine that she sail under a new name now :
Posted by Gross-Segler | 02/22/2007 @ 10:00 | Reply
Re Lady Sarya. She was only built in 1972 so I was surprised to hear she was lengthened in 1974 when she was still La Belle Simone, spending much time in the later 1970s in Monte-Carlo under Captain Klaus Goesch. Her first owner was William Levitt (1907-1994), the American developer of "low-cost homes" often in "Levitttowns" who had her built and named after his (French) 3rd wife, Simone Korchin. When times turned hard for Levitt through unsuccessful ventures in Iran, Venezuela, Nigeria etc, he sold the yacht to Sheikh Yamani who renamed her Lady Sarya.
Posted by Max881 | 02/21/2007 @ 13:10 | Reply
This small Feadship is this one :
Posted by Merijn | 02/21/2007 @ 13:05 | Reply
No, Bill means the 27.76m Feadship Van Lent hull 717 Al Direiyah (launch name). No idea about her present state though.

Jean are you sure that Prince Abdul Aziz is in Volos, as I have information that she is under going a refit in Montenegro now...
Posted by Jean | 02/21/2007 @ 13:00 | Reply
Lady Sarya was elongated by 4,5m at De Vries Lentsch in 1974.

Bill, Al Diriyah (not a Feadship but from Kure Shipyards, Hong Kong 1960) is at Volos, Greece along with Prince Abdul Aziz. Perhaps you meant Al Riyadh (Feadship) the one that burnt at Lamda shipyards during her refit...
Posted by Scope | 02/20/2007 @ 12:00 | Reply
Does anyone know if Lady Sarya (ex La Belle Simone) at some point was extended? Was William Levitt her original owner?
Posted by Bill H. | 02/19/2007 @ 19:30 | Reply
Do you know where the Feadship Al Direiyah (91ft built 1971) is now?
Posted by Merijn | 02/10/2007 @ 23:00 | Reply
Does someone know if Frequency has left Turkey? Here are some photos of her at a the Varadero shipyard in Palma, but I don't know if they are recent :
Posted by Gross-Segler | 02/03/2007 @ 16:15 | Reply
The two LACs belonged to American rubber-tyre retreading magnate Roy Carver (1910-1981), who also owned a villa in Super-Cannes. They were named after his wife Lucy A Carver. I recall a sumptuous occasion in Monaco Port in the late 1970s for the summer Fireworks Competition (much better then than now on the faraway new digue). It was the turn of the American competitor; and Roy Carver wanted to support him by giving a huge party on both his yachts Lac 2 and Lac 3, side by side on the Piscine quay, both with helicopters embarked. Prince Rainier was among the invitées, and we all waited expectantly for a wonderful show. And it turned out to be a real "damp squib" - what a disappointment. I hope Roy had the same excuse as I gave to my own embarked guests : that was the week of a huge space-rocket firing from Cape Canaveral, and there was no gunpowder left over for Fireworks in Monte-Carlo!
Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/03/2007 @ 12:50 | Reply
Lac II is now renamed Nobla. The yacht is under refit in Southampton. The helipad was removed and the hull was lengthened of 5 metres. Also the interior is completely refitted. She should be launched again before the summer.

Lac III is now renamed Summit One. The yacht was under refit at Farocean in South Africa, but I have no news about the project. Her design was extensively changed as you can see on the following link :
Posted by Scope | 02/03/2007 @ 12:45 | Reply
Does anyone know what happened to Al Farah/Hannibal/Lac 2's sistership Lac 3?

According to Jinkins/Bobrows book "The worlds most extraordinary yachts", Lac 2 was built by Feadship in 1975. Lac 3 was built by Maritime de Axpe in Bilbao. Construction started on Lac 3 first but the owner was not happy with the progress and started up with Feadship who was able to deliver before the Spanish yard.

Lac 2 was sold to Khadaffi and as reported by Joelemarco again sold in 2004. The ships are two identical copies designed by Arthur De Fever. My question is where are the Lac sisterships today?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 01/12/2007 @ 10:30 | Reply

Some months ago, Patrick told us that Brave Goose of Essex was supposed to be moored in Tenerife. But we had no confirmation. Thanks to Chris J., a Dutch spotter, we have the confirmation that the yacht is still active. You can see on the picture that she's lying in the port of Santa Cruz. She's not in a real good condition (see the hull or the wooden doors), but it seems that she's on way to be refitted...
Posted by Yachtspotter | 12/29/2006 @ 16:35 | Reply
Eyeball was renamed Silent Wings II. The yacht was also repainted in white. I think she's still lying in US.
Posted by OceanFlorida | 12/29/2006 @ 16:30 | Reply
Some news of 102' Eyeball built by Derektor in early 90's, painted navy grey, had a military look?
Posted by Eike | 12/22/2006 @ 14:00 | Reply
I'm looking for a pict about the former private yacht Naief ( In the early 70s it was the private yacht of the Shiek of Qatar. Does anyone have any info about the further destiny of this ship?
Posted by Thierry | 12/15/2006 @ 19:50 | Reply
Thanks. Do you maybe have any news from her sistership Mait III?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 12/15/2006 @ 11:15 | Reply
Good coincidence that you posted this message today. I just find her in the last issue of BI. You can find a full page in the brokers advertisement. She's proposed by C&N to the charter. According to this page, she's based in the South of France (I didn't spot her for the moment...). I think that she just finished her refit, with a modification of her upper deck. She has also a new interior designed by Frédéric Méchiche. I'm curious to know the place of her refit. Any idea?
Posted by Thierry | 12/15/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply
I'm actively looking for MY Happy Day (ex. Natalita). Do you maybe know her location and her new owners?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 12/06/2006 @ 15:30 | Reply
Itasca was spotted in the commercial harbour of Civitavecchia, Italy one month ago.
Posted by Tanguy | 12/02/2006 @ 14:00 | Reply
I am trying to locate MY Itasca, she should be back in the Med after her extensive world cruise... Any ideas anyone. I heard a few weeks ago that she was supposed to come to Marseille, but she is obvioulsy not there. She used to go to Genoa for the refits, maybe she has gone there? If anyone sees her please post it. Thanks.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 11/30/2006 @ 12:00 | Reply

I'm searching information about a yacht built by Fairmile in 1944. The last time I had some news she was named Nosica. Her length is about 34 metres. She was in a very bad condition in the Eighties. I'm curious to know where she's moored now, her condition, and if you have her full specifications or/and a picture, it could be perfect also. Note that Nosica is an anagram of Sonia C. She was the predecessor of the current Sonia C, a 31m Picchiotti built in 1991.

I add a picture of the yacht when she was named Sonia C. It was taken in 1980 in the port of Marina Baie des Anges, near Antibes. You can imagine her profile behind a forest of masts. I'm sorry for the quality, but this picture is just a very little part from a photograph...
Posted by OceanVoyager | 11/21/2006 @ 17:30 | Reply
As of this year (2006), The Countess is (normally) berthed in Fisherman's Bay, Lopez Island (San Juan Islands), WA.
Posted by Mos | 11/21/2006 @ 13:05 | Reply
My father worked for a foundry in Tacoma, WA USA for many years. The owner of the foundry had a 65' yacht named The Countess. She was built in Tacoma in the mid 60s at Jones-Goodell Marine. She had a wooden hull, and was of a fairly modern design, and was always maintained to pristine condition. Because of failing health, her owner was forced to sell her in the late 70s. The buyer, who had something to do with metallurgy, was from Southern California. The Countess was my first exposure to yachting, and I would love to know what happened to her. I hope that she's still around, and still in fine shape.
Posted by Tony B. | 11/10/2006 @ 18:30 | Reply
Natalie was built in 1929/30, as you say correctly by Swan Hunter, her first name was Alice. She was sold for £60,000 in in 1951. I have the sale particulars for both pre-war and post-war sales. She was built for Sir Richard Cooper. John Dunlop was the surveyor for her construction.
Posted by Castlerock | 11/10/2006 @ 11:35 | Reply
I think she is still in Rendsburg, last contact was on Aug. 22.
Posted by Philipp | 11/10/2006 @ 11:30 | Reply
Still Nobiskrug shipyard for refit?
Posted by Loic | 11/09/2006 @ 14:00 | Reply
Does anybody know where is Maridome (former Stefaren ), Thanks!
Posted by Max881 | 11/08/2006 @ 10:00 | Reply
Is it possible that the Broward Princess Tina (ex Pegasus) has a successor of 165 feet?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 11/01/2006 @ 12:05 | Reply
Magnifico was renamed DayDream. Now she's proposed to the charter between Florida and Bahamas.
Posted by Carolina | 11/01/2006 @ 12:00 | Reply
Magnifico, 150 ft., was berthed in Alameda/Oakland for quite awhile. Do you know where she is now?
Posted by Scope | 10/09/2006 @ 11:40 | Reply
Here is an actual ad of the 1957 Detroit Diesel ad with the 1957 Feadship, The Highlander :
Posted by MW | 10/04/2006 @ 14:00 | Reply
Fandango was built by Burger (hull no: 014B) in 1957 as a ketch-rigged motorsailer to a Philip Rhodes design for US owners C.T. Fuller & J.B. Rogers. Overall length was 97' 6", beam 23' 7" GRT 113 NRT 76. Fandango was the original name. Later names were Curlew III, Evening Star, Anadarko and Tamaris II. Last reported in the Caribbean 1995. Not sure if this yacht is still in existence. Would appreciate any news.
Posted by NR | 10/04/2006 @ 13:00 | Reply
In 1973 in Nantucket I saw a masted schooner called the Fantango or Fandango. It was a long yacht. Did the name change or do you know the status of this sailing ship? Thanks.
Posted by Erbe | 10/04/2006 @ 10:00 | Reply
Shahnaz should come back at the IYCA before the end of the year, maybe mid November.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 10/02/2006 @ 19:35 | Reply
El Bravo is renamed Shahnaz now. Following this change of owner, she had a refit in Genoa. After that the yacht was moored a long time in Antibes. She left for Dubai a couple of years ago. She's still there, under refit at Al Jadaf yard. No more news for the moment.
Posted by Victor1960 | 10/02/2006 @ 19:30 | Reply
I recall a large motor yacht in Barcelona a few years ago named El Bravo. She looked of Italian design and had very modern lines. Are there any pictures of her and/or what happened to her. She was an incredible sight to see but not my type.
Posted by Michael | 09/27/2006 @ 19:30 | Reply
The yacht Natalie is the same yacht like in the movie Women of Straw.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 09/27/2006 @ 11:35 | Reply
Now Patagonia is known under the name Revelation. She's proposed to the charter and her cruise area is between Alaska and Mexico.
Posted by Stookes | 09/27/2006 @ 11:30 | Reply
Anybody know the name and history update of Southern Breeze/Robur IV/Patagonia now. Also anyone know the email of engineer Robert Millar or retired captain David Lyle Peden. Thanks, Stephen.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 09/27/2006 @ 09:20 | Reply
Shireen is still active. Now she's known under the name Mary-Jean. She was built by Campanella in 1981. In 2005, she finished a long refit with a modification of the sundeck, the mast, the stern and the interior. More details on her card :
Posted by Richard | 09/27/2006 @ 09:15 | Reply
In 1996 I worked on a yacht called Shireen based in the Old Port in Cannes. She was about 140ft, and may have been built by CRN, I am just wondering what has become of her.
Posted by SOG | 08/25/2006 @ 16:00 | Reply
527 tons, 177 ft. Built by Swan Hunter 1937 for Lady Crane. Later owned by the Dunlop family and then Col JD Brayley who sold her to a Japanese consortium who sailed her to Tokyo. Can anyone tell me where Natalie is now?
Posted by Christo303 | 08/21/2006 @ 07:45 | Reply
As to the origin and original members of FEADSHIP : on March 20th, 1950 in Amsterdam, in "De Roode Leeuw", the first meeting of F(irst) E(xport) A(ssociation) of D(utch) SHIP(build ers) was held. The original founding members were :

Henk and Jo de Vries from "Scheepswerf de Vlijt"; in 1973 the yard changed its name to De Vries Scheepsbouw;
A. Vis from Witsen en Vis from Alkmaar
E.G. van der Stadt from Zaandam
G. de Vries Lentsch from Werf 't Fort
H.P. Akerboom from Lisse
C. Van Lent from Kaag

In a further meeting on May 30th 1950, the naval architect of H.W. de Voogt also became part of the Feadship group. On June 19th, 1950 FEADSHIP was incorporated.

I described this earlier in one of my webshots albums : The information was found in the book that was published a few years ago, celebrating 75 years of De Vries Scheepsbouw.
Posted by Christo303 | 08/20/2006 @ 20:40 | Reply
Opus II was in Cannes, August 19th and probably still is! Moored at Pierre Canto on Yalla's berth.
Posted by Neil | 08/13/2006 @ 16:00 | Reply
I heard that Opus II is now in Greece...
Posted by Patrick | 08/12/2006 @ 15:00 | Reply
There was a book published a few years ago about Feadship and it gave the full history from just after WWII to the present day of the Feadship organisation. Not only were there more yards involved originally but also designers e.g. De Voogt and others. Hope this helps.
Posted by Johan | 08/12/2006 @ 13:00 | Reply
I just found on the Feadship website that there were four more yards from the beginning, in addition to De Vries and Van Lent. Unfortunately they were not named.
Posted by Johan | 08/11/2006 @ 19:00 | Reply
As for being built by De Vries Lentsch, and still being a Feadship, I believe that more yards than the present two formed Feadship (remember it is an acronym for First Export Association of Dutch SHIPbuilders). I have a vague memory of seeing other old De Vries Lentsch yachts being advertised as Feadships. I remember I have seen the old Nadine (now lying on the bottom of Mediterranean), which was built by Witsen & Vis, being advertised as a Feadship. I don't know what other yards or how many there were that formed Feadship from the beginning, but there might be others who can contribute with their knowledge.
Posted by Scope | 08/11/2006 @ 15:10 | Reply
I just bought a copy of "Yachting World annual 1959" On Page 156 and 163 there is a photo and a plan of The Highlander from 1957. The first Feadship for Malcolm Forbes. A very nice boat.

The yacht first came ta my knowledge in "The Feadship Pilot" from ca 1986/87 where she is on a picture. Labeled as the first Feadship for Malcolm Forbes. As well she is in various advertising from Feadship / Ovingsteel (Their US Agent at the time I think) in Yachting Magazine from 1957 & 58. She is as well covered in some ads from Detroit DIesels from the period.

The strange thing however is that in "Yachting World annual 1959 it says that she is built by G. de Vries Lentsch! The design is from H. W. De Voogt. Is this information incorrect? Or is this the actual reason to that the actual boat is not on the Feadship website?

As well I am still interested in any information on where the boat is today. In the late sixties she was sold by Forbes and renamed Defiance. Last reported in Trinidad 1981. (Thanks MW!)
Posted by Paul | 08/09/2006 @ 19:50 | Reply
Perhaps Opus II was renamed after the sale. Does anyone have any pictures of her interiors?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 08/09/2006 @ 19:15 | Reply
Good question. I saw her in Monaco and in Imperia three years ago. Since no news.
Posted by Paul | 08/09/2006 @ 19:10 | Reply
Does anyone know what happened to the Heesen-Diaship Opus II? I know she was for sale a couple of years back. Now it would seem she's dropped off of the map.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 08/07/2006 @ 22:55 | Reply
Oceanstar is indeed a CRN, built in 1978. Her LOA is 46.20 metres. She was launched under the name Fath al Khair. She had a refit at Albwardy Marine in Dubai. Oceanstar is the neighbour of Natalina B at the DIMC.
Posted by Scope | 08/07/2006 @ 22:50 | Reply
Does anyone have information on the CRN yacht Oceanstar? Picture :
Posted by Yachtspotter | 08/07/2006 @ 14:50 | Reply
She's still named Natalina B. She's usually moored at the Dubai International Marine Club, United Arab Emirates.
Posted by Scope | 08/07/2006 @ 14:45 | Reply
What happened to the 52 m Picchiotti Natalina B, ex Europa Sun?
Posted by Chapple | 07/16/2006 @ 13:00 | Reply
Any recent sightings of MY Satine?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 06/29/2006 @ 20:35 | Reply
As we have a long and interesting discussion about the Welsh fleet, I have created a new topic dedicated to it. You can find it in "About Yachts" under the name Dragon Yachts.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 05/12/2006 @ 21:05 | Reply
Yes indeed. Well I think that they were designed by Alberto Mercati.
Posted by Johan | 05/12/2006 @ 21:00 | Reply
I would say Procida is more related to Baroness L than Adler if you study the air intakes. On Adler it is full width like an arch over the pilot house, but Baroness L (and Nastasha and Denitta II) has air intakes on either side of the pilot house. I've been searching the web about her but can't come up with anything else than the Italian island which she is named for.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 05/12/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply
I discover a "fast ferry" produced by Baglietto in 1990. Her name is/was Procida. She has a length of 36m, and looks like a sister of the famous Adler/Rominta series. Her sundeck is enclosed, as you can see it on this picture :

Do you know if she's still used as a "ferry"? If it's the case, I would like to know where... That could be a good opportunity to do a tour on a Baglietto with a cheap ticket! Moreover she could be a very good target for a future conversion into a yacht...
Posted by MW | 04/24/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply
Joelemarco, about Al Farah, This yacht originally named Lac II, then Hannibal and more recently Al Farah is, I believe still awaiting restoration in the UK. I believe her name was changed to Rhapsody in F and more recently to Nobla.
Posted by Dan | 04/20/2006 @ 14:45 | Reply
For Your Eyes Only and I Don't Recall are one and the same, she was originally 100ft when launched and was extended later to 118ft.
Posted by Marian | 04/20/2006 @ 12:20 | Reply
Here ( scroll down) it says that the For Your Eyes Only was 100 feet, other reports say she was 118 feet. There is a 118 foot Denison that is now called I Don?t Recall; some accounts say this yacht was built is 1985, others 1990. Does anyone know which is right and are ? as some say ? the I Don?t Recall & the For Your Eyes Only one and the same?
Posted by Merijn | 04/10/2006 @ 15:20 | Reply
Cavendish White is still offering the yacht for sale at $ 15,000,000.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 04/10/2006 @ 13:15 | Reply
Do you have some recent news of Bart Roberts? It seems that she's moored in Fort Pierce, Florida in a very poor state...!??
Posted by Merijn | 03/17/2006 @ 11:00 | Reply
After a very long period without a sign of Giusy Blue, she is now on the sales market. She is offered at 450.000 euro by Porto Medicea :

If you click on picture ?2? you will see behind Giusy Blue the cable layer Pertinacia and after some searching I found some information that Pertinacia could be at Catania, Sicily. That could mean that Giusy Blue stayed all the years at Catania... any spotters in Sicily?
Posted by Joelemarco | 03/06/2006 @ 19:25 | Reply
Does anybody know what happened to Al Farah, the 40 mt Feadship built in 1975 ? She used to be own by Lybian president Khadafi and was sold in early January 2004 is I remember well. I was lucky enough to visit her in summer 2003 and she was in desesperate need of a comprehensive refit. She should have come out of any shipyard she might have been by now.
Posted by MW | 02/06/2006 @ 19:10 | Reply
The Highlander II became Defiance owned by Pied Piper Charter Co. and based in Trinidad. Last reported 1981 and presumably now broken up or derelict.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/05/2006 @ 18:30 | Reply
September Blue is known under the name Tugatsu now. She was lengthened by Lürssen in 1995. The yacht is usually berthed at the IYC of Antibes, France. Actually the yacht is under refit in the shipyard of La Ciotat.
Posted by Hart | 02/05/2006 @ 18:20 | Reply
In the '80s I remember a Feadship approx. 140' named September Blue. Anyone know her name now?
Posted by Merijn | 02/04/2006 @ 20:10 | Reply
She is probably in Portsmouth (UK) :
Posted by Cliff | 02/04/2006 @ 19:50 | Reply
Where is Mercury, brave class turbine yacht owned by Stavros?
Posted by Yachtspotter | 02/02/2006 @ 19:07 | Reply
The two first pictures of this page are those of the former Maxime Z :
Posted by Merijn | 02/02/2006 @ 19:06 | Reply
Thanks for confirming that MW. I had found her on the website of Scheepswerf Balk (Urk location), but had no idea which yacht it was : Hope to get some pictures of her, if she isn?t already finished and left Holland. Anyone who can tell me more about that?
Posted by MW | 01/27/2006 @ 18:28 | Reply
Well I now know that the old Maxime Z is now in Holland refitting under the name Berzinc so that's one less mystery to worry about.
Posted by Yachtspotter | 01/17/2006 @ 17:45 | Reply
I think that it's time to ask new questions, that's why I just post again questions that never find answers. If you need information about past messages, contact me.
Posted by Scope | 12/22/2005 @ 15:30 | Reply
What did happen to Malcolm Forbes "The Highlander 2"? She is the second model from the top in the picture to the left ( Nr 2 is a 98? foot long Feadship launched in 1957. I have the original ads in issues of Yachting Magazine. She was sold by Forbes in 1967. The last I saw of the beautiful 98? was in an brokerage or charter ad from the end of the sixties. Does she exist today? What happend? Any clues?
Posted by Christo303 | 08/30/2005 @ 16:30 | Reply
Well MW, I've been waiting for more than 2 years for an answer to this question. It was the first in this thread. Perhaps someone can finally shed some light over the fate of Maxime Z, ex-l'Aprilia. I would certainly like to know.
Posted by MW | 08/30/2005 @ 11:25 | Reply
Anyone know what happened to Maxime Z (ex L'Aprilia) that was laid up in San Remo?
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