Luxury superyacht EOS docks in Cairns
THE world's largest private sailing yacht, with an estimated price tag of almost $100 million and owned by an American media mogul, cruised into Cairns last week.
The EOS, named after a Greek goddess, is currently stationed at the Cairns marina with 20 crew members doing maintenance work before its next voyage to the Solomon Islands.
Owned by Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of leading internet media company IAC, the 93m superyacht kitted out with jet skis, powerboats and five-star rooms, is set to leave Cairns around January.
Mr Diller is currently in America for work but will rejoin his $93 million yacht before it sets sail for the Solomon Islands.
Chief officer on board Dave Ackerley said the boat was currently manned by two chefs, three engineers, nine deck crew and captains and stewardesses.
He said the crew’s full-time job was working on the boat while it was stationed until Mr Diller and his family called up to continue the ship’s around-the-world cruise, which started last year.
"Cairns is a good place for us to pull up. No one has been here before and we are employing local help with the boat," he said.
The EOS took three years to construct and was launched in 2006 after work was finished by German builders.
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Stopover: EOS, owned by media mogul Barry Diller is currently docked at the Cairns marina before the next leg of its journey. Picture: SEAN DAVEY
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