A superyacht owned by Aussie mining magnate and philanthropist, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest, has been spotted at anchor in Sydney Harbour this week.
The second-richest person in Australia, according to last week’s AFR Rich List (with a net worth of AU$23 billion), owns and operates the 58.2-metre (191ft) explorer yacht ‘PANGAEA’, which is titled after the supercontinent that included all the landmasses before the Triassic separation circa 230 million years ago.
The vessel was built in 1999 by US shipyard Halter Marine and features an exterior designed by Trinity Yachts. It sails under a Jamaican flag and is registered to the port of Montego Bay.
With a beam just short of 11-metres, the yacht can host 12 guests across six suites spread over four decks, with living areas throughout the vessel that resemble a private member’s club.
Each suite is named after a different continent, and some feature walk-in closets and well-appointed ensuites with marbled baths and old-world cabinetry.
The owner’s suite is located on its own private deck above the main deck. This space includes its own private aft deck, an ‘owners lounge’ and spacious master suite.
PANGAEA is a go-anywhere, do-anything class of explorer yacht with a mighty steel hull and twin 1000-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engines that can take the vessel to a cruising speed of 11 knots and cover a range of 12,000Nm.
Check out the yacht in all its glory below (or keep an eye out for it yourself around the Mosman area of Sydney Harbour), then read up on the top 10 placeholders on the AFR Rich List for 2020.
Imagery courtesy of charterworld.com