Last summer the London newspaper Evening Standard claimed that James Dyson, the Brit who invented the eponymous bagless vacuum, was prepared to spend $30 million restoring this gentleman's yacht. This was the first time we'd seen a name associated with the yacht, which has been surrounded by secrecy since arriving at Nobiskrug two years ago for a laborious refit. In fact, the yard isn't even permitted to reveal what work has been completed thus far or when she'll relaunch.
Y: 1930; B: John Brown & Co., Scotland; N: G.L. Watson; H: steel; E: 4/Brown-Curtis steam turbines
This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.