Queen K (Ex-Queen M)
LENGTH: 238ft. 2in. (72.6m)
SHIPYARD: Lurssen, Germany
Espen Øino and Donald Starkey designed the yacht previously known as Queen M. When it changed hands a few years ago, the new owner had his vessel altered to suit his lifestyle, ordering a complete interior makeover by Eidsgaard Design. The addition of a glass-enclosed room aft of the top deck and a newly painted gray hull give the yacht a new, distinctive look. With a range of about 5,000 nm at 12 knots, Queen K is well equipped to travel the world’s oceans. Several British media outlets have identified the yacht’s owner as Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska, after he hosted an onboard dinner party attended by British ministers, which label-loving journalists promptly dubbed “yachtgate.” Forbes estimates Deripaska’s metal-derived fortune to be around 8.8 billion.
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