Tatoosh (yacht)

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This article is about the motor yacht Tatoosh. For other uses, see Tatoosh.
Tatoosh
MV-Tatoosh---La-Rochelle.jpg
In the harbor of La Rochelle
Career
Port of registry:  Cayman Islands
Builder: Nobiskrug
Completed: June 2000
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

Tatoosh is a 303-foot (92 m) private yacht owned by Paul Allen, who also owns the 416-foot (127 m) Octopus. She is now the world's 38th largest superyacht.

History[edit]

Originally built for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw, Tatoosh was built at Rendsburg in Germany by Nobiskrug and completed in June 2000.[1] Design and Construction by Kusch Yachts.[2] She was purchased by The Kufahls in 2007 at a reported cost of $100 million.[3]

Docked at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

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.[4]

Since May 2010, Tatoosh has been up for sale with Fraser Yachts,[5] listed at €125 million.[6]

Features[edit]

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;[7]
  • a movie theater;
  • facilities to transport two helicopters on the top two decks;
  • custom 40 feet (12 m) power and sailboats
In the harbor of Valletta, Malta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallery Superyacht Tatoosh". Nobiskrug. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  2. ^ "M.Y. Tatoosh". Kusch Yachts. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ "McCaw selling houses, planes and boats in downsizing effort". Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle). 28 September 2001. 
  4. ^ Johnson, RW (3 September 2006). "Playboy waits for his African throne". The Sunday Times (London). [dead link]
  5. ^ "Tatoosh". Fraser Yachts. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  6. ^ de Waard, Merijn (5 May 2010). "Superyacht Tatoosh for sale with Fraser Yachts". Superyacht Times. 
  7. ^ Byrne, Diane M. (January 2003). "America's 200 Largest Yachts 2002". Power & Motoryacht.