Monday, January 11, 2010

World's largest yacht to visit Papua New Guinea

The world's largest sailing yacht, EOS (pictured), is planning a visit to Papua New Guinea later this month.

Melanesian Tourist Services owner Sir Peter Barter said todat that EOS was currently at Cairns Superyacht Marina in Australia and would be heading up north later this month.

"This luxurious sailing vessel is 302 feet long, crewed by around 30 and will cruise the waters of Milne Bay," Sir Peter said.

He could not divulge further information as owners of the EOS are known in international yachting circles to be very publicity-shy since she was launched in 2006.

According to information sourced from the Internet, EOS is a three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner sailing luxury yacht, currently owned by Barry Diller.

It is one of the largest - if not the largest - private sailing yacht in the world, its overall length measuring approximately 305 feet (93 m).

It was launched in Germany from the Lürssen yard in 2006 after being designed by Bill Langan, with Rondal/Huisman supplying the rig, and the naval architecture being completed by the Lürssen team.

The interior was designed by French designer François Catroux.

The yacht is moored in Cairns at the time of writing.


Length Overall (LOA) - 304.86 feet (a significant amount of EOS' overall length comes from her bowsprit)

Length on Deck (LOD): 271 feet (83 m)

Waterline Length (LWL): 233 feet (71 m)

Beam: 44.29 feet (13.50 m)

Hull Material: Aluminium

Superstructure: Aluminium

Gross Tonnage: 1500

Engines: 2 x 2,333 hp (1,740 kW) MTU Diesels

Propulsion: Twin Screw

Max Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)

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