LENGTH (including bowsprit): 305ft. 1in. (93m)
SHIPYARD: Lürssen, Germany
If you include the bowsprit, this three-master schooner is the world’s largest sailing yacht. Eos hails from a shipyard not normally associated with sailing; German custom superyacht builder Lürssen only built one other sailing yacht, the 133’ Twirlybird in 1993. The aluminum hull has a length on deck of 271 feet (more than a few feet shy of the Maltese Falcon). Newport, R.I.-based Langan Design Associates created the yacht’s exterior styling, which is a blend of classic and modern lines, and Paris-based designer François Catroux, who has to his credit numerous residential projects as well as planes and trains (though perhaps no automobiles) created the interior. Eos recently left Royal Huisman’s refit facility, Huisfit, where she underwent extensive maintenance on mast, spars, teak deck and machinery. Royal Huisman and parent company Rondal originally provided the rig. Ownership is widely attributed to multi-media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, fashion queen Diane von Furstenberg.
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