|Career||Austria (2002), Malta (2013)|
|Launched:||21 November 2000|
|Status:||Currently in service|
|Notes:||IMO Number: 8994001
Call sign: 9HB3158
|Class & type:||yacht|
|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)
|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.
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.
The interior design, by the owner and others, has not been seen publicly.
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. It initially sailed under the flag of Austria and with a home port of Venice, Italy. In 2013 the registry was changed to Malta.