World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #20: Arctic P
#20: ARCTIC P—288’7”
Sixty-eight-year-old Australian media baron Kerry Packer, who owned this converted commercial craft for a little more than a decade, died last December. Hundreds of people, including several titans of business from around the world, attended his funeral, and some people, such as British financier Joe Lewis, were put up on the yacht. Actor Tom Cruise was said to have spent time aboard following the funeral, as he’s close to James Packer, Kerry’s son; in fact, Cruise vacationed aboard the yacht in 1999 with his then-wife, actress Nicole Kidman.
Y: 1969/1995; B: Schichau-Unterwasser A.G., Germany; N: Claus Kusch (conversion); H: Steel; E: 2/4,400-hp Deutz-MWMs
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.