Carinthia VII

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Carinthia VII
Name: Carinthia VII
Owner: Heidi Horten
Port of registry:
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Yard number: 13618
Launched: 21 November 2000
Completed: 2002
Status: Currently in service
General characteristics
Class and 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)

4 × MTU 20V 1163 TB93

each 7.400kW (10.064 mHP) Diesels
  • 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 three 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.[1]

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


Carinthia VII, the personal yacht of Heidi Horten

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]


  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". LLC. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "CARINTHIA VII". Retrieved 17 November 2014.