Now that’s my kind of superyacht and she is for sale. If I were to give up living on land and take up motor-yachting, that’s the boat I’d buy, if only I had the 10.5 million dollars.
The world’s oldest steel superyacht, Madiz, is still funtioning in style nearly 110 years after she was launched. Not only does she have those beautiful lines but is an elegant lady from stem to stern. She has also had some well known users, including the British Royal Family.
At 182 feet she’s nothing as large as the big bullish superyachts of today, but she was built proudly by the Ailsa Shipyard in Troon, Scotland and originally christened the Triton.
She even served her country in the British Royal Navy as a Royal Patrol Yacht during World War II, and King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II used her on several occasions.
She is the last surviving ship to have been personally designed by G. L. Watson, the pioneering yacht designer who created some of the most successful contenders for the America’s Cup, but she was refitted and completely restored as recently as 2006.
She has decks of Burmese teak, Cuban mahogany in the master staterooms and solid oak paneling in the reception areas. The whole yacht speaks to the luxury of a bygone era, fit for the royals, and just right for me. There are stylish accommodations for 14, along with a crew of 9 to serve champagne and keep the woodwork shining. Speaking of champagne, were is that little guy in the sparkling, white coat? The guests should be here soon for our little lunch on deck.
There’s only that little problem of the $10.5 million… but if you are interested, click here to make contact.
Below are the specifications to assist in making you comfortable with your new purchase.
- Name: MADIZ
- Built: 1902
- Designer: G.L. Watson and Company
- Lenth Over All: 181 feet
- Width: 22 feet
- Draft: 13 feet
- Gross: 359 tons
- Net: 107 tons
- Consumption: 45 GPH at 10 knots
- Speed: 10-11.5 knots
- Fuel Capacity: 50 tons diesel
- Water Capacity: 40 tons
- Range: 2,750 nautical miles
- Engines: 2-650 HP, MTU Mercedes Maybach
- Generators: 1-105KVA Deutz genset, 1-50KVA Kubota genset
- Launch: One 6 meter (20 feet) classic launch, diesel propelled
- Speed Boat: Riva “Super Florida” classic speed boat
- Other: One inflatable with 35 HP engine – One PWC