In the harbor of La Rochelle
|Port of registry:||Cayman Islands|
|Length:||92.40 m (303.1 ft)|
|Beam:||14.90 m (48.9 ft)|
|Draft:||4.30 m (14.1 ft)|
|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)|
Originally built for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw, Tatoosh was built at Rendsburg in Germany by Nobiskrug and completed in June 2000. Design and Construction by Kusch Yachts. She was purchased by Paul Allen in 2001 at a reported cost of $100 million.
In January 2016, Tatoosh destroyed 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the West Bay replenishment zone in the Cayman Islands according to officials. The owners of the Tatoosh released a statement that the mooring location was explicitly directed by the local port authority.
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;
- a movie theater;
- facilities to transport two helicopters on the top two decks;
- custom 40 feet (12 m) power and sailboats
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