World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #12: Carinthia VII
#12: CARINTHIA VII— 321’5”
When 19-year-old Heidi Jelinek walked into a hotel bar in 1959, little did she suspect that she’d end up one of the richest people in the world. Today, known as Heidi Horten, she’s worth about $3 billion, according to Forbes, and does what many wealthy individuals do: travels to various vacation homes around the world as well as this beauty of a blue-hulled yacht. If you ever get a chance to look at Carinthia VII head-on, take a close look at her bow: You’ll see a double-H emblem. You’ll also undoubtedly agree that overall she has lovely lines.
Y: 2002; B: Lrssen, Germany; N: Builder/Tim Heywood Design; H: Steel; E: 4/9,925-hp MTUs
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.