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Sunday, 19 August 2012


Living it up on the high seas

Take a look at the yachts owned by some of Queensland's most wealthy business people.

The Princess Iluka was originally constructed 33 years ago from 750-year-old Tasmanian huon pine. It was stripped back by owner Robert McVicker and painstakingly rebuilt at a cost of $14 million. It features a golf driving range, complete with jet-skis for the crew to retrieve the floating balls.

The Keri Lee III, owned by Trevor Lee, accommodates 12 guests in floating opulence, with master and VIP suites, two king and two twin staterooms (all with ensuites) and six separate lounge/dining areas. A deck jacuzzi comfortably fits six people.

A peek inside the Keri Lee III.

The owner of the 36.58m Achilles III, which was built in 1956, remains a mystery.

The Princess Iluka was originally constructed 33 years ago from 750-year-old Tasmanian huon pine. It was stripped back by owner Robert McVicker and painstakingly rebuilt at a cost of $14 million. It features a golf driving range, complete with jet-skis for the crew to retrieve the floating balls.

Robert McVicker's the Princess Iluka is named after the Aboriginal word meaning "by the sea".

Robert McVicker with his super yacht Princess Iluka at Raby Bay.

The family that yachts together, stays together. That's the philosophy of Brisbane property developer Kevin Seymour who says his floating asset is the ideal way to keep teen grandchildren interested in spending time with ''the oldies''. Picture: Jeff Camden

Millionaire developer Kevin Seymour aboard his superyacht, the Euphoria. Picture: Jeff Camden

Patrick and Christine Gay's yacht is so super it comes with its own helicopter landing pad. Previous charter guests include Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp who swapped the rigours of life aboard The Black Pearl for some real luxury.

Source. The Courier Mail, Australia.

2 comments:

  1. Muchas gracias por quedarse a mi lado.
    Ciertamente unas excelentes fotografías de estos barcos de placer.
    Con ternura
    Sor.Cecilia

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