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Motor Yacht - Carinthia VII - 97 m - Lurssen - 2002Showing that women are no stranger to the yachting world, this sleek and elegant yacht was commissioned by Austrian retail heiress Heidi Horten.

Few outsiders have seen the interior of this 2002 creation, arriving 30 years after her predecessor to proudly transport her owner to various vacation homes around the world from her home berth in the IYCA.

Considerable secrecy masked the construction of the Carinthia VII, which was built by Lürssen in 2002. Few outsiders have seen her interior, but it is generally known that the yacht is owned by Heidi Horten, the widow of an Austrian supermarket owner. With styling and interiors by Tim Heywood Design, this long, low yacht is an elegant and worthy successor to the Bannenberg-designed Carinthia VI, which has been renamed The One.

With four MTU 8000 engines, Carinthia VII can reach an impressive 26 knots at top speed, with a cruising speed of 22 knots

Every Carinthia has been an outstanding yacht. Carinthia VI will forever remain a mythical boat thanks to her signature, avant-garde design by Jon Bannenberg. Thirty years later, Carinthia VII (previously known under the project name Fabergé) resembles to her on several points. Firstly her designer, Tim Heywood, is a disciple of Bannenberg. Some lines, her glazing, her navy blue hull and its gold edging remain present. On the other hand her proportions are completely different

Shipyard : LURSSEN
Built : 2002/2005
Length over all : 97.20 m
Beam : 15.95 m
Draft : 4.80 m
Cruising speed : 22 kts
Crew : 15
Guests : 12
Owner :  Heidi Horten, Germany
Comments : Photo date: 13th June 2003, (IYCA) Antibes France



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