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AR October 13th, 2008 11:19 AM

Cape Town Visitor
As a small sidebar to my South Africa Chronicles (now playing on this BB), one couldn't help noticing this little runabout that docked next to the Cape Grace Hotel during the second week of our visit, and stayed until after we left for home.

She was built in 2000, is 301 feet long, carries a crew of 30, sports two onboard helicopters, a sailboat and a large motor launch. Onboard, there is a pool, a movie theater and, of course, palatial quarters. She makes 19 knots without breaking a sweat.

Among the 20 largest superyachts in the world, she's now on her second owner. Can you identify her, and name her current and previous owners?

Pootersdad October 13th, 2008 04:23 PM

Cape Town Visitor
How did you manage to get the picture of my yacht? I thought my people had all access to the pier covered!

AR October 14th, 2008 12:13 PM

Re: Cape Town Visitor

Originally Posted by Pootersdad
How did you manage to get the picture of my yacht? I thought my people had all access to the pier covered!

They did. My camera has an x-ray button.

C'mon, no guesses? Additional info about the ship: it has lots of windows, and access is gained via several gangways. The crew has a sunny outloook, and there's an office onboard that is updated every year or two. There are fabulous vistas from the top deck, and the chefs excel at continental cuisine. Take my word for it, it's a great ship.

BornToCruise October 14th, 2008 05:04 PM -- has to be Bill Gates.

AR October 14th, 2008 10:56 PM

No, but thanks for playing.

Mean Dean October 15th, 2008 12:04 AM

Ah ha -- you mean the guy who owns the Portland Trail Blazers.........

AR October 15th, 2008 09:14 AM

That would be right. Any thoughts on who he bought it from?

ToddDH October 15th, 2008 11:22 AM

The question has been posed to whom the yacht was purchased.

It appears the owner of the Trailblazers has it on the market. Does anyone know to whom the yacht may well be sold (if it hasn't been already)?


AR October 16th, 2008 08:37 AM

Her name is Tatoosh, currently owned by Paul Allen, who bought her from the original owner (or his estate, not sure which), Craig McCaw of McCaw Cellular, now AT&T. McCaw was found dead in his hot tub in 2006, aged 49.

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