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MY Destriero - Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA - 68,19 m - 1991

In 1991 the Fincantieri yard delivered the 68m aluminium yacht DESTRIERO, reportedly to the Aga Khan IV. Powered by three gas turbines with a combined power of 54990 HP she reached a maximum speed of 59.4 knots (or 110 km/h). Since 1992 she holds the transatlantic speed record with a 53.1 knots average between New York and England without refueling (being considered as a private yacht, she was refused the Blue Riband award that she raced for). After a 2000 refit she was abandoned at a yard in Plymouth before being moved to Lürssen in Lemwerder in 2009. Today the yacht is in a very bad condition.

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