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Top Speed 20kts
Cruise Speed 18kts
Range 6000nm
Beam 17.2m
Guests 18
Guest Cabin 9
Crew 44
Launched in November 2003, Pelorus was built at Lürssen’s Krogerwerft facility. She was originally commissioned by a Saudi Arabian as a replacement for Coral Island. He loved the finished product but, when made an offer that was too good to refuse, sold her to the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich. David Geffen bought her in May 2011.
The yacht is the work of two internationally known designers: Tim Heywood, who drew the superstructure and working areas, and Terence Disdale, who created an interior that revels in the informal atmosphere of a beachside villa. This yacht has everything: two helicopter pads, a swimming pool with artificial current, a spa pool, and an owner’s suite with 180-degree panoramic views that opens to a private deck.
The quality of the engineering is stunning, with many of the systems, including the bowthruster, being provided with a back-up, while the control of all propulsion units is united in a ‘Lipstick’ that allows a single joystick to precisely manoeuvre the yacht. The vessel is managed by 41 crew, including seven engineers and five personal staff.

Build & Design



  • Name: PELORUS
  • Yacht Type: Motor Yacht


  • Length Overall: 114.5m (375' 7")
  • Length at Waterline: 97.02m (318' 3")
  • Beam: 17.2m (56' 5")
  • Max Draught: 4.66m (15' 3")
  • Gross Tonnage: 5317.00


  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Hull Builder: Krogerwerft, Rendsburg, Germany
  • Year of Build: 2003
  • Hull Year: 2001
  • Hull Number: 13600
  • Hull Type: Full Displacement
  • Number of Decks: 4

Performance & Capacities

  • Max Speed: 20.00kn
  • Cruising Speed: 18.00kn
  • Range (nm): 6000.00nm @ 12.00kn
  • Fuel Capacity: 280000.00L / 73968.18USG
  • Water Capacity: 100000.00L / 26417.21USG


  • Make: WARTSILA
  • Model: 12V26
  • Type: Diesel
  • Quantity: 2


  • Hull: Steel
  • Superstructure: Aluminium, Steel
  • Deck: Teak


  • Guests: 18
  • Passenger Rooms: 9
  • Master Rooms: 1


  • Classification: GL
  • MCA Compliant: Yes
  • Flag: Cayman Islands
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