Seen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the summer, Rasselas looks much like her same-named, smaller (by about 30 feet) predecessor, right down to certain furnishings. But her level of engineering is decidedly higher, ranging from the night-vision camera on her foremast to her central-air system. Her owner, Kenneth Rainin, who developed scientific instruments and donated to multiple medical-research causes, worked closely with Feadship to ensure all of this. Sadly he died last spring.
INTERACTIVE DECK PLANS
Click on any of the indicated areas on the deck plans for images of the megayacht's interior.
Y: 2005; B: Feadship/Royal De Vries Scheepsbouw, Holland; N: De Voogt Naval Architects; H: steel; E: 2/2,000-hp Caterpillars
This article originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.