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Destriero - Have you seen it ?

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by nsmg, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. nsmg

    nsmg New Member

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    Cheers,

    I'm a big fan of the Destriero for many years.
    Since it won the Blue Riband in 1992 it disappeared from the public view.
    Does anyone here have news about the current location of the boat or
    any photos ?

    Best Regards.
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  3. cheggers

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    The Destriero is alongside in the UK at the Naval Base in Plymouth.

    Shes been there a while, i've asked loads of people why shes here and who owns her but nobody really knows.

    Its a great shame to see a boat like that just sat in the water.
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  5. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Thanks for the picture! The smaller yacht outside Destriero looks like the 28 m Kalamoun from 1973 which was then the fastest diesel powered yacht with 46 knots. One of my favorites from Abeking & Rasmussen...:)

    It is just that the forward roof is a little longer than it was, so either it is another yacht, or she is extended?:confused:
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  7. brandonw

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    Now that is just wrong...:mad:
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    I might be mistaken, but is the boat pictured next to her "Fortuna" the x royal royal yacht of the king of Spain.

    Such a sad sight to see Yachts in such disrepair. :mad: :confused: :mad:
  9. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Nope, not Fortuna. Looks more like Shergar, but not exactly and she should have been refitted at L├╝rssen recently.

    I agree, sad to see both of them just sitting there.... The little one could be fun to have, but Destriero would be a costly toy!
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    I wonder what her berthing charges are? Someone is paying a lot of money for her to just ly there and rust. :(
  11. K1W1

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    Hi,

    AMG once again scores with this which is the correct Answer.

  12. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    So she was extended in both ends then, amazing job. It looks a little like Gilgenast may have been involved with this...?
  13. marc@fenton3149

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    the smaller yacht is the shergar
  14. K1W1

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    Hi,

    Welcome to Yachtforums Marc.

    Where did you get that info from?

    11 days ago it was Kalamoun.
  15. Garry Hartshorn

    Garry Hartshorn Senior Member

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    I do believe that Marc is correct but it is many years since I have seen Shergar in the flesh so I could be wrong
  16. K1W1

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    Hi,

    I saw Shergar a few months ago at Lurssens.

    I got the info about what it was from a guy who was in DML on the day I posted the info.

    I took his info as being pretty reliable which is why I posted it.

    I do stand to be corrected however if this info proves to be wrong.
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  18. Garry Hartshorn

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    There you go. It has been about 12 years since I last laid eyes on her myself, which by the way was in South Beach Marina in Miami
  19. marc@fenton3149

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    well it was the shergar up until 2004 which was the last time i walked past it

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