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Phocea is a custom sailing yacht launched in 1976 by DCAN in Toulon, France and most recently refitted in 2000.

Phocea measures 75.15 metres in length, with a max draft of 6.13 metres and a beam of 9.57 metres. She has a gross tonnage of 530 tonnes. She has a deck material of teak.

Phocea has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure.

Tim Heywood, the multi award-winning yacht designer, has produced some of the finest and largest yachts on the water. Among his exceptional designs is the stunning 133m Al Mirqab, which was awarded the coveted ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards.

Her interior design is by Beiderbeck Designs.

Performance and Capabilities

Phocea has a top speed of 14.00 knots and a cruising speed of 12.00 knots. She is powered by a single screw propulsion system.

Phocea has a fuel capacity of 37,000 litres, and a water capacity of 13,000 litres.

She also has a range of 3,000 nautical miles.

Accommodation

Phocea accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. She also houses room for up to 15 crew members.

Other Specifications

Phocea is MCA compliant

Phocea is an ABS class yacht. She flies the flag of the Cayman Islands.

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The 75.13-metre sailing yacht known as  Enigma  and  Phocea  caught fire this morning off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT yacht was tended to by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), who rescued seven crewmembers who are reported to be safe and uninjured.

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The 75.12 metre Phocea was first built in 1976 for single-handed yachtsman Alain Colas as Club Mediterranée. In 1986 it was converted into a cruising yacht for French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie.

The yacht was then sold to Mouna Ayoub in 1999 and modernised during a refit at Lürssen. The yacht was sold again in 2010 to her current owners. 

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The 75-meter yacht Phocea sank after a fire off the coast of Malaysia

The 75-meter yacht Phocea sank after a fire off the coast of Malaysia

Sailing yacht Phocea (formerly Enigma) was one of the Top 10 largest sailing ships in the world.

On Friday, February 19, the 75-meter sailboat Phocea, owned between 1980 and 1990 by the former owner of Adidas Corporation, Bernard Tapi, sank off the coast of Malaysia. Speaking to Agence France-Presse, the Malaysian Coast Guard confirmed that Engima sank around 5-6 am on 19 February. The cause of the crash was a fire that occurred on the deck of the boat.

Crew members of the yacht Phocea, which is ninth largest sailing yacht in the world, turned to the Langkawi Marine Rescue Center and the Malaysian Maritime Agency MMEA for help. Firefighting began around 8:18 local time, however, despite the Coast Guard being able to contain the fire, the damage to the hull was too severe, causing the yacht to sink. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The 75-meter yacht Phocea sank after a fire off the coast of Malaysia

Director of the Kedah and Perlis MMEA, 1st Naval Admiral Mohd Zawawi Abdullah noted that although wind conditions "difficult the operation", seven crew members were successfully transferred to the Tenggol patrol catamaran. All of them are safe and sound. Abdullah also said that no oil spills were recorded. Now MMEA experts continue to monitor the situation.  

It is noted that the 75.12-meter yacht Phocea was built in 1976 at the shipyard of Toulon, France, especially for the single yachtsman Alain Cole. In 1986, she was converted into a cruise boat for the French entrepreneur, ex-owner of Adidas and President of Olympique Marseille, Bernard Tapie. Later, in 1999, the yacht was sold to Mouna Ayoub and refitted during a refit at Lürssen.

In 2010, the yacht was purchased by its current owners, whose names are not known.

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PHOCEA is a 75.13 m Sail Yacht, built in France by DCAN and delivered in 1976.

Her top speed is 14.0 kn and she boasts a maximum range of 2500.0 nm when navigating at cruising speed, with power coming from a MTU diesel electric engine. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, with 23 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 530.0 GT and a 9.57 m beam.

She was designed by Michel Bigoin and Tim Heywood (60 other superyachts designed).

The naval architecture was developed by Butch Dalrymple Smith and Michel Bigoin , and the interior of the yacht was designed by Beiderbeck Designs , who has 3 other superyacht interiors designed in the BOAT Pro database - she is built with a Teak deck, a Steel hull, and Aluminium superstructure.

PHOCEA underwent a full-scale rebuild that finished in 1988.

When delivered, PHOCEA will join a fleet of 2 sailing yachts in the 70-80m size range.

PHOCEA is registered under the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines flag (along with a total of other 118 yachts)

Specifications

  • Name: PHOCEA
  • Previous Names: CLUB MEDITERRANNEE,LA VIE CLAIRE,ENIGMA
  • Yacht Type: Sail Yacht
  • Builder: DCAN
  • Naval Architect: Michel Bigoin , Butch Dalrymple Smith
  • Exterior Designer: Michel Bigoin , Tim Heywood
  • Interior Designer: Beiderbeck Designs
  • Refits: 1986,1988,2000,2006,2015

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The Phocéa at Port Vauban in Antibes in 2009.

In 1976, navigator Alain Colas (record holder of the 1973 solo round-the-world sailing trip in 169 days on his Pen Duick IV "Manureva") had this exceptional vessel built, designed by naval architect Michel Bigouin (creator of Pen Duick IV and Pen Duick V) at the Toulon arsenal. He finances everything through his company Alain-Colas-Tahiti SA with an exceptional ability to solicit sponsors. The ship is built within the confines of the Mourillon arsenal in Toulon. Unique and revolutionary boat 72 meters long, it was initially baptized Club Méditerranée, and has 1 m000 of sail area, 2 masts 4 meters high. It is equipped with very advanced technological equipment for the time. This boat having to perform the English Transat (solo transatlantic) and the solo round the world, it must be able to be maneuvered by a single person: the maneuver of the boat is entirely assisted by a hydraulic pilot system. This then state-of-the-art boat is one of the largest and fastest racing sailboats in the world, capable of theoretically reaching a top speed of 30 knots (or 30 km/h).

On June 5, 1976, Alain Colas took the start of the fifth English Transat solo, in Plymouth. The following days, five storms follow one another in the North Atlantic, several boats sink. On Club Méditerranée, they caused the halyards, cables holding the sails, to break. Alain Colas decides on a technical stopover in Newfoundland, which lasts thirty-six hours. On June 29, he arrived in Newport in fifth place after a fixed penalty of 58 hours, but only 7 hours and 28 minutes in real time behind Éric Tabarly.

In 1978, Alain Colas was reported missing at sea on November 16 while taking part in the Route du Rhum on his Pen Duick IV “Manureva”. His wife Teura Colas then inherited his company and its boats, which had been abandoned for many years in Tahiti.

Bernard Tapie's Phocéa, exceptional sailboat 1976-2021, Marseille

The Phocea off Pampelonne in Saint-Tropez.

In 1982, businessman Bernard Tapie bought Club Méditerranée and Alain-Colas-Tahiti SA from Teura Colas, which he made a subsidiary of his group. He repatriates the wreckage of the boat to Marseilles from Tahiti where he has it completely restored and transformed into a luxury yacht, while retaining its sporting spirit. Thus, only light materials are used to fit out the Phocéa, which remains very efficient under sail. Bernard Tapie wants to make the Phocéa the most beautiful and the most efficient sailboat in the world. The renovation will last four years, at a cost of 68 million francs (10 million euros). On May 23, 1987, by way of inauguration, he married Dominique Mialet-Damianos, of Greek origin, on board in Greece during a private ceremony with some friends, celebrated by a Greek Orthodox priest and made his first cruise in the Mediterranean at on board for her honeymoon.

In 1988, on his second attempt, Bernard Tapie broke the record for crossing the Atlantic in a monohull with this boat in June. Bernard Tapie is personally on board for the crossing as owner.

Bernard Tapie's Phocéa, exceptional sailboat 1976-2021, Marseille

The fire on February 18, 2021

Ex-wife of billionaire Nasser Al-Rashid, businessman Saudi real estate developer and personal friend of the King of Saudi Arabia Fahd ben Abdelaziz Al Saud, Mouna Ayoub buys Phocéa with the idea of ​​transforming it in depth. Little sensitive to the sporting spirit that animated Bernard Tapie, Mouna Ayoub replaced the light materials used for decoration by the latter with heavier materials, in the tradition of luxury yachting. It also reduces the size of the masts and the sails, hampered by the significant angle of heel of the boat under sail. Finally, she adds a floor to have more space. Mouna Ayoub thus spends a total of 17 million dollars in modifications, development and decoration work. In the opinion of all observers of the yachting world, these changes are not very flattering for the Phocéa: the formerly slender line is weighed down by the shortening of the masts and the addition of a floor, as well as by the use of the color white for the superstructure which “stands out” visually much more. In addition, the ship has become 60% heavier and has lost 35% of sail area, making its performance under sail, once exceptional, much more common. Mouna Ayoub makes Phocéa her personal address and rents it out from €196 per week. The new owners of the Phocéa continue to offer it on charter.

In 2010, Mouna Ayoub resold the yacht for approximately 10 million euros to Xavier Niel, associated with brothers Steve and Jean-Émile Rosenblum, the founders of the Pixmania site. The yacht is registered in Luxembourg. It is owned by a Maltese company, Phocea Limited. This in turn is 50% owned by the NJJ Capital holding company (French company owned by Xavier Niel) and the Dotcorp Finance holding company (Luxembourg company owned by the Rosenblum brothers). On the occasion of the disclosure of the "Malta Files", the financial arrangement used for the management of Phocéa is highlighted.

The Phocéa sank after being partially destroyed by fire on February 18, 2021 while anchored in the Langkawi archipelago in Malaysia.

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75m  /  246'1 | dcan | 1976 / 2000.

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Special Features:

  • Impressive 3,000nm range
  • BV (Bureau Veritas) classification
  • Up to 23 crew
  • Sleeps 12 overnight

The 75m/246'1" sail yacht 'Enigma' (ex. Club Mediterrannee) was built by DCAN at their Toulon shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house Jorg Biederbeck and she was completed in 1976. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Tim Heywood Design and she was last refitted in 2000.

Guest Accommodation

Enigma has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 suites comprising one VIP cabin. She is also capable of carrying up to 23 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

Her features include a gym, WiFi and air conditioning.

Range & Performance

Enigma is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. Powered by 1 x diesel MTU (12v 2000 M90) 1,056hp engines, she comfortably cruises at 11 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 14 knots with a range of up to 3,000 nautical miles from her 37,000 litre fuel tanks at 11 knots. Her water tanks store around 13,000 Litres of fresh water. She was built to BV (Bureau Veritas) classification society rules.

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Two superyachts linked to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich were spotted on the Turkish coast on Tuesday, 'Eclipse' and 'My Solaris'. Mr Abramovich is among several wealthy Russians added to an EU blacklist as governments act to seize their yachts and other luxury assets. AP

Two superyachts linked to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich were spotted on the Turkish coast on Tuesday, 'Eclipse' and 'My Solaris'. Mr Abramovich is among several wealthy Russians added to an EU blacklist as governments act to seize their yachts and other luxury assets. AP

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Several luxury yachts owned by wealthy Russians have been detained across Europe this month.

It comes after the West imposed sanctions on oligarchs over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine .

Some have taken evasive action – two such superyachts linked to billionaire Roman Abramovich were spotted approaching the Turkish coast on Tuesday. A group of Ukrainians tried to stop one of the yachts from docking in Turkey.

Chelsea FC owner Mr Abramovich is one of several oligarchs who were added to an EU blacklist last week as governments acted to seize yachts and other luxury assets owned by the billionaires.

Western sanctions resulted in many large vessels relocating from Europe in the past few weeks. Several have headed to places such as the Maldives, which have no extradition treaty with the US.

Where is the Abramovich-owned yacht heading?

Mr Abramovich's yacht Eclipse was seen heading towards Marmaris on Tuesday, according to data compiled by monitoring site Marine Traffic, which was seen by Reuters.

The previous day, his superyacht Solaris was moored in Bodrum, about 80 kilometres from Marmaris, data showed, after skirting waters of EU countries.

There was no suggestion Mr Abramovich was on board either of the yachts.

Ukrainians attempt to stop Abramovich's yacht docking in Turkey

Ukrainians attempt to stop Abramovich's yacht docking in Turkey

Which yachts have been detained?

On Monday, a superyacht linked to another Russian billionaire was detained by authorities after docking in Gibraltar.

The Axioma , believed to belong to Dmitrievich Pumpyansky, moored at Gibraltar on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Reuters TV footage showed.

Mr Pumpyansky, who is under UK and EU sanctions, owns Russia's largest steel pipe maker TMK. Data shows the 72-metre vessel is owned by a British Virgin Islands holding company called Pyrene investments, Reuters reported. An article published as part of the Panama Papers leaks names Mr Pumpyansky as a beneficiary of the holding.

On March 12, the world's biggest sailing yacht, called Sailing Yacht A and owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko , was seized by Italian police.

Several other luxury yachts have also been detained across Europe, including in Gibraltar, Mallorca in Spain's Balearic Islands and the French coast.

Here are 16 superyachts linked to wealthy Russians

1. Eclipse , a superyacht linked to sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich , was this week spotted heading in the direction of Marmaris in Turkey.

2. Solaris , belonging to Mr Abramovich , moored in Bodrum at the start of the week.

3. The Axioma superyacht, belonging to Russian oligarch Dmitrievich Pumpyansky , who is on the EU's list of sanctioned Russians, was detained by authorities after docking in Gibraltar on Monday.

4. The Crescent , which was seized by the Spanish government in Tarragona, Spain, on March 17. The ship's owner is not publicly known, although it is believed to belong to Russian Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft Oil in Moscow.

5. Ragnar , owned by former KGB officer and Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, who is not on the EU sanctions list.

6. Tango , owned by Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who was sanctioned by the US on March 11.

7. Lady Anastasia , owned by Russian arms manufacturer Alexander Mijeev, is retained at Port Adriano, Mallorca, as a result of sanctions against Russia and Belarus issued by the European Union.

8. Valerie was seized by the Spanish government in Barcelona, Spain, on March 15. Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that the ship is linked to Rostec State Corporation’s chief executive Sergey Chemezov.

9. The $578 million Sailing Yacht A owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko was seized by Italian police in the port of Trieste on March 12.

10. The 156-metre Dilbar superyacht is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

11. La Datcha belongs to Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Tinkov.

12. Lady M , owned by Russian oligarch Alexei Mordashov, was seized by Italian police on March 5.

13. Amore Vero was seized in the Mediterranean resort of La Ciotat on March 3 by French authorities. The yacht is linked to Igor Sechin, a Putin ally who runs the Russian oil giant Rosneft.

14. Quantum Blue , owned by a company linked to Russian billionaire Sergei Galitsky, the head of Russian oil giant Rosneft, was seized in southern France on March 3.

15. Superyacht Luna is owned by Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov.

16. Triple Seven is owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Abramov, according to media reports. The yacht was last up for sale in 2020 for €38 million ($41.85 million).

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Sailing schools and courses (ISSA, RYA, IYT) in Russia

The possibilities for yachting in russia are unlimited, since this is a country with a long maritime history. you just need to choose where you want to sail. small and big lakes, full-flowing rivers, warm and cold seas — all this is available to those who want to try sailing in this country..

Sailing schools and courses (ISSA, RYA, IYT) in Russia

Practical yachting

You will be able to master the skills of sailing; learn to feel the boat, approach and leave the pier, learn about the safety measures on the water and much more.

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International Bareboat Skipper (IYT) Course

International Bareboat Skipper (IYT) Course

Having received the International Bareboat Skipper Certificate, you can independently charter a yacht on a charter and operate it in the waters of any country.

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ISSA Offshore Skipper course

ISSA Offshore Skipper course

The certificated confirms the skills sufficient to sail the yacht in light and dark hours at a distance from a sheltered port up to 100 sea miles.

IYT International Crew course

IYT International Crew course

This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht. It includes Introduction to Boating for power and sail yachts.

IYT Introductory Sailing Skills course

IYT Introductory Sailing Skills course

This course is great for groups of friends or like-minded people to get together for a few days of fun sailing while learning skills to better help as crew onboard.

IYT Try Sailing Course

IYT Try Sailing Course

It’s a fun hands-on course to enjoy being on the water while learning basic sailing skills.

Yacht management training in the Moscow region

Yacht management training in the Moscow region

In three hours of training, you will learn the basic techniques of managing a yacht, learn some of the specifics of working with a yacht, a helm, sails.

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RYA Coastal Skipper course

Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

RYA Competent Crew course

RYA Competent Crew course

This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

RYA Day Skipper course

RYA Day Skipper course

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

RYA Start Yachting course

RYA Start Yachting course

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

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  1. Phocea (yacht)

    Phocea is a schooner with four masts. Phocea was originally built for speed, and she crossed the Atlantic in 8 days and achieved speeds of 30 knots under sail. The yacht has also been converted more for luxury and used on the charter market. The Phocea was the World's largest sailing yacht before the 2004 launching of Athena, by Royal Huisman.

  2. 75m sailing yacht Phocea sinks after fire

    The 75 metre sailing yacht Phocea (previously Enigma) has sunk off the coast of Malaysia after the yacht caught fire last week.. Speaking to Agence France-Presse, the Malaysian coastguard confirmed that Phocea sank at around 5am or 6am on February 19.. The yacht, which is the ninth-largest sailing yacht in the world, was filmed on fire in strong wind conditions after the blaze was discovered ...

  3. 75.2m Phocea Superyacht

    Phocea has a top speed of 14.00 knots and a cruising speed of 12.00 knots. She is powered by a single screw propulsion system. Phocea is a custom sailing yacht launched in 1976 by DCAN in Toulon, France and most recently refitted in 2000. Design. Phocea measures 75.15 metres in length, with a max draft of 6.13 metres and a beam of 9.57 metres.

  4. Phocea yacht fire: Seven crew rescued from the vessel

    The 75.13-metre sailing yacht known as Enigma and Phocea caught fire this morning off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT yacht was tended to by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), who rescued seven crewmembers who are reported to ...

  5. Phocea yacht fire: seven crew rescued

    The 75.13-metre sailing yacht Phocea, formerly Enigma, formerly Alain Colas's solo transat racer, Club Medirerranée, caught fire yesterday morning (18 February 2021) in Langkawi, Malaysia. ... The race days in pictures Since 1986 the St. Barths Bucket has attracted the largest sailing yachts on the planet. The 2024 edition had 35 entries at a ...

  6. 75 Metre Sailing Yacht Phocea Sinks After Fire

    The 75.12 metre Phocea was first built in 1976 for single-handed yachtsman Alain Colas as Club Mediterranée. In 1986 it was converted into a cruising yacht for French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie. The yacht was then sold to Mouna Ayoub in 1999 and modernised during a refit at Lürssen. The yacht was sold again in 2010 to her current owners.

  7. Ninth World's Largest Sailing Yacht Phocea Fire in Malaysia

    The 75.13-metre sailing yacht known as Enigma and Phocea caught fire this morning off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia.While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT yacht was tended to by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), who rescued seven crewmembers who are reported to be safe and uninjured.

  8. Further details of S/Y Phocea detainment revealed

    Phocea first arrived in Vanuatu on 15 July and was boarded on the 22nd. Police alleged that the boat was smuggling arms and trafficking guns or drugs and following a search three crew members including Phocea's captain were arrested.Further complicating the matter, a number of government ministers had boarded Phocea before she had cleared customs. In August thirteen crew members appeared in ...

  9. Phocea (yacht)

    Phocea was a sailing yacht that was built at Toulon, France, by DCAN in 1976. She is 246 feet long and can cruise at 12 knots. Like many yachts, she has undergone a number of refits, a major one having been in 2000 in Germany. She can handle 12 guests supported by a crew of 16 sailors. Phocea is a schooner with four masts. Phocea was originally built for speed, and she crossed the Atlantic in ...

  10. 75m yacht Phocea sank after fire off the coast of Malaysia

    Crew members of the yacht Phocea, which is ninth largest sailing yacht in the world, turned to the Langkawi Marine Rescue Center and the Malaysian Maritime Agency MMEA for help. Firefighting began around 8:18 local time, however, despite the Coast Guard being able to contain the fire, the damage to the hull was too severe, causing the yacht to ...

  11. Enigma (Formerly Phocea) Sailing Yacht Catches Fire and Sinks, Crew

    Enigma, a sailing superyacht that gained renowned as Phocea, broke out in flames while anchored off Malaysia yesterday. While it took hours to extinguish, and the yacht subsequently sank, no one onboard sustained injuries. According to the Malaysian Coast Guard, a call reporting the fire came in around 8:20 a.m. Malaysian time.

  12. PHOCEA yacht (DCAN, 75.13m, 1976)

    PHOCEA is a 75.13 m Sail Yacht, built in France by DCAN and delivered in 1976. Her top speed is 14.0 kn and she boasts a maximum range of 2500.0 nm when navigating at cruising speed, with power coming from a MTU diesel electric engine. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, with 23 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 530.0 GT ...

  13. The Sailing Yacht Enigma on Fire in Malaysia

    The 75-meter sailing yacht Enigma caught fire this morning off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia. All 7 crew members were rescued and uninjured. She was built as Club Mediterrannee in 1976. But for many years she was known as Phocea. In 1997 she was bought by Mona Ayoub from her then-owner, French businessman Bernard Tapie.

  14. Charter: Sailing Yacht Phocea

    The magnificent sailing yacht Phocea is available for charter with Fraser Yachts. This luxury sailing yacht for charter is one of the most famous sailing yac...

  15. Bernard Tapie's Phocéa, exceptional sailboat 1976-2021

    In 2010, Mouna Ayoub resold the yacht for approximately 10 million euros to Xavier Niel, associated with brothers Steve and Jean-Émile Rosenblum, the founders of the Pixmania site. The yacht is registered in Luxembourg. It is owned by a Maltese company, Phocea Limited.

  16. 75m sailing yacht Enigma sinks near Langkawi

    Last week, the 75.13-metre sailing yacht Enigma (ex: Phocea) caught fire near Langkawi, Malaysia. After seven crew members were rescued from the yacht, local authorities continued to fight the flames in strong winds. However, the damage incurred by the fire led to the yacht sinking nearly 24 hours later.

  17. Sailing yacht Enigma

    Enigma is a 75 m / 246′1″ luxury sailing yacht. She was built by DCAN in 1976. With a beam of 9.57 m and a draft of 6.13 m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 530 tons. She is powered by engines of 1056 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The sailing yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins ...

  18. ENIGMA Yacht

    Up to 23 crew. Sleeps 12 overnight. The 75m/246'1" sail yacht 'Enigma' (ex. Club Mediterrannee) was built by DCAN at their Toulon shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house Jorg Biederbeck and she was completed in 1976. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Tim Heywood Design and she was last refitted in 2000.

  19. 16 superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs

    15. Superyacht Luna is owned by Russian billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov. 16. Triple Seven is owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Abramov, according to media reports. The yacht was last up for sale in 2020 for €38 million ($41.85 million). Updated: March 24, 2022, 1:03 AM. Russia Ukraine.

  20. Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko berths superyacht in UAE

    One has been hiding in plain sight. Italian authorities in March impounded Russian coal and fertilisers magnate Andrey Melnichenko's $600mn Sailing Yacht A after Russia invaded Ukraine. Another ...

  21. Home

    The Lake Sunapee Cruising Fleet is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the sport of sailboat racing on Lake Sunapee. Our fleet has been in existence since 1984. From late May to early September each year, we race on Lake Sunapee every Wednesday evening and 5 Sunday afternoons. Parties interested in joining our fleet are encouraged ...

  22. Sailing schools and courses (ISSA, RYA, IYT) in Russia

    Yacht management training in the Moscow region. In three hours of training, you will learn the basic techniques of managing a yacht, learn some of the specifics of working with a yacht, a helm, sails. €170 Total days: 1. Active days: 1. €170 per active day.