Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Carinthia VII the Secret Yacht is For Sale

One of the world’s most secretive superyachts is causing a stir within the industry now that her owner has put Carinthia VII on the market for sale.

One of the world’s most secretive superyachts is causing a stir within the industry now that her owner has put Carinthia VII on the market for sale.

The 97 metre superyacht Carinthia VII has stayed out of the spotlight for the last two decades.   No photographs of her interior have ever been published until now that Fraser have instructions to sell her with an asking price of €120 million

Built for the billionaire widow of one of Germany’s greatest post-war personalities, Carinthia VII was designed by Tim Heywood and built by Lurssen in 2002.  She has a beam of 18.8m, a draught of 4.8m and an internal volume of 3,643gt.

Her owner is Mrs Heidi Horten, the widow of Helmut Horten, the man credited with introducing the American supermarket style shopping into post war Germany.

She was already a widow when she commissioned Carinthia VII in the late 1990’s and at the time already owned one of the most iconic superyachts in the world.

Carinthia VI became The One and later burned out in Marmaris
Carinthia VI became The One and later burned out in Marmaris

Painted the same dark blue as Carinthia VII, the 71 metre Carinthia VI was also built for the Hortens by Lurssen in 1973 to the design of Jon Bannenberg.  With a beam of 9.4m, a draught of 3.0m and a volume of just 853gt she was sold to become The One and made headline news when she was tragically damaged by fire in 2016 in Marmaris Turkey

Tim Heywood gave Heidi’s yacht her distinctive look creating the visual illusion that the main deck has no windows dark coloured bullet-proof glass and black frames were used to create privacy. 

Accommodating up to 14 guests in eight suites the yacht broke the 3000gt rule long before the PYC came into existence.  Features include a spa with its own beauty parlour, jacuzzi and an observation lounge on the sun deck.

She has a separate owner’s deck with a private study/drawing room, VIP stateroom. She can carry up to 40 crew with accommodation split across two decks.

the world’s most secretive superyacht is causing a stir within the industry now that her owner has put Carinthia VII on the market for sale.

Four MTU 10,060hp engines drive twin propellors to give her a top speed of 25 knots.  Combining this speed with capability, and elegance, Carinthia VII is classified by Germanischer Lloyd’s AG (now DNV), flies the flag of Malta and is VAT paid. She is, says Fraser, offered in impeccable condition with her 20-year surveys completed.  

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