There is something magical about the beauty and cachet of a sailboat.
Case in point: yacht Morning Glory, delivered to Aussie media czar Rupert Murdoch in 1993, and currently owned by Italian media czar and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The ketch measures over 158 feet, boasts astonishingly pretty lines, and is dressed in the classic scheme of Atlantic blue with a red accent stripe, white superstructure, and teak decking.
Morning Glory was built by the Perini Navi yard in Viareggio. Updates to the yacht include an extensive rebuild in 2010. This ketch was refitted in the winter of 2016-2017, when she received her fetching new colors.
This sailing motoryacht is naturally powered by 990 square meters of canvas, and mechanically powered by a pair of 850 horsepower MAN diesels. She boasts a trans-oceanic range of 4,900 nautical miles at 10 knots, and a top speed of 14.5 knots.
Morning Glory’s interior living areas are classically nautical. Her main salon features brass fixtures, with paneling, ceilings, walls, and built-in shelving all in finished wood; a marble fireplace, aquamarine-toned leather, and a pub-style wet bar are other features of the space.
Morning Glory sleeps 8 in 4 staterooms, with 5 heads in all; she can accommodate 8 crew members in 4 cabins, with four heads for the crew.
An unusual opportunity to own a strikingly beautiful sailing motoryacht, and a most refined means of escape. $11M.
Berlusconi’s net worth is around $6 billion, while Murdoch’s hovers around $15-$20 billion.