Carinthia VII

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Carinthia VII, the personal yacht of Heidi Horten
Career Austria (2002), Malta (2013)
Name: Carinthia VII
Owner: Heidi Horten
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Yard number: 13618
Launched: 21 November 2000
Completed: 2002
Status: Currently in service
Notes: IMO Number: 8994001
MMSI: 229413000
Call sign: 9HB3158
General characteristics
Class & type: yacht
Tonnage: 3,643 GT
Length: 318.25 ft (97.00 m)
Beam: 52.50 ft (16.00 m)
Draft: 15.75 ft (4.80 m)
Propulsion: 4 × MTU 20V 1163 TB93 each 7.400kW (10.064 mHP) Diesels
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph) (maximum)
22 knots (cruising)
Capacity: 12 passengers
Crew: 28 crew members

The yacht Carinthia VII was built in the Lürssen Yachts yard in 2002 and refurbished in the same yard 3 years later. One of the largest motor yachts in the world, it is owned by Heidi Horten, widow of the German entrepreneur Helmut Horten.

Description[edit]

Manufactured in steel, with an aluminium superstructure, Carinthia VII has a length of 318.25 ft (97.20 m), beam of 52.50 ft (16.00 m), draft of 15.75 ft (4.80 m), and a tonnage of 3,643 GT. The twin screws are driven by four MTU 1163 diesel main engines, generating 39,700bhp in total, enabling Carinthia VII to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots.[1]

The interior design, by the owner and others, has not been seen publicly.[2]

History[edit]

Carinthia VII was commissioned from the Bremen shipyard Lürssen Yachts and designer Tim Heywood under the name "Project Fabergé" by the Austrian billionaire Heidi Horten.[1][2][3] It initially sailed under the flag of Austria and with a home port of Venice, Italy.[1] In 2013 the registry was changed to Malta.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Carinthia VII". Superyacht Times. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Pelly, David. "Iconic yachts: Carinthia VII". Boat International. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Forbes.com LLC. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "CARINTHIA VII". Marinetraffic.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014.