37: Phoenix2

This motoryacht marks the return of the prow figure but, unlike many of the traditional wood carvings found on the prow of earlier vessels, particularly common on 16th century galleons, this “figurehead” is a bird, not a warrior or a woman.
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Phoenix2

LENGTH: 295ft. 4in. (90.02m)
SHIPYARD: Lürssen, Germany
YEAR: 2010

This motoryacht marks the return of the prow figure but, unlike many of the traditional wood carvings found on the prow of earlier vessels, particularly common on 16th century galleons, this “figurehead” is a bird, not a warrior or a woman. According to a history of ship figureheads, one of their primary goals—aside from helping people guess the ship’s name—was to reveal the ship-owner’s wealth. This makes the stainless-steel sculpture on the yacht’s bow not only beautiful but also quite appropriate. Builder Lürssen, designer Andrew Winch and broker Moran Yacht & Ship reunited on this second Phoenix. The original 197-foot (60m) Lürssen was delivered in 2004 to the same private owner. Renderings on the broker’s website reveal a luxurious Art Deco-inspired interior with big windows and evocative artistic pieces, including a mural. The exterior styling is stunning, with a dark hull and custom stainless steel railings. The 50-foot beam accommodates 12 guests and 26 crewmembers. The owner is rumored to hail from Poland and his fortune is estimated at 2.7 billion this year.

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