There is another of Christensen Shipyard’s motor yachts in our marina this week. A few months ago I wrote about the Casino Royale, a private yacht that is decorated in the James Bond theme.
The yacht currently tied up to our marina is the VF-15, formerly known as the Primadonna. The boat (ship?) was built in Vancouver, Washington in 2009 and is currently registered in George Town in the Cayman Islands.
The Vf-15 is about 5 feet shorter than the Casino Royale but is still pretty impressive. The 160 foot ship has one master suite, a VIP suite and 4 guest rooms along with quarters for the crew. I counted 5 crew wiping and washing the boat yesterday. Add a Captain, a Mate, a chef and a personal trainer and the staff headcount climbs pretty quickly.
Even their tender (I think it is too big to be called a dinghy) is nice with room for 10, a center console and everything spotless.
This boat is bigger than anything I’ll ever sail. I don’t think I’ll ever own a boat this grand but I sure would like to have a friend who owns one. Margaritas in the afternoon on the aft-deck. Skeet shooting at daybreak. Cruising along the coastline of some far-off land. Not having to pay for the gas…..