The 73 metre Lürssen superyacht Titania is set to take a starring role in the fifth and six series of the Royal-inspired Netflix drama The Crown, her owner has teased.
The yacht, which was delivered by Lürssen in 2006, is reportedly being used to play the part of a Codecasa yacht named Bash – historically known as Jonikal – which once belonged to Egyptian businessman and former owner of Knightsbridge department store Harrods, Mohamed Al-Fayed.Read More/On board 73m Lürssen Titania with British tycoon John Caudwell
Titania is owned by British businessman John Caudwell, who commented on the news via his social media accounts, stating that he "cannot confirm or deny any filming secrets" but hinted that viewers should "keep your eyes peeled towards the end of season five and start of season six."
The fifth season of The Crown, the filming of which is currently underway, is set to follow the lives of the British royal family during the 1990s.
Titania will most likely be used as a set to re-enact a holiday that Princess Diana took with Al-Fayed’s son Dodi on board the yacht in St Tropez during the summer of 1997, shortly before the two died in a car crash in late August 1997. Dodi Fayed was Diana’s romantic partner at the time following her separation from Prince Charles.
Although the two yachts have a similar exterior look, with classic lines, a white superstructure and a raked bow, Titania is in fact 10 metres longer than Bash. Delivered in 1990, Bash measures 63.73 metres.Read More/The most spectacular yachts in film and TV
The extra length on board Titania will likely aid filming however, by offering additional space on board for cast and crew. "No doubt, Netflix's stars and crew will appreciate the extra space and facilities. I know Titania's many other high-profile charter guests do!" commented Caudwell.
Delivered in 2006, Titania offers accommodation for 12 guests looked after by 21 members of crew. Luxury amenities on board include a beach club, two master cabins, a cinema, a fully-stocked toybox with diving gear and a large jacuzzi with a swim-up bar.
The standout feature on board Titania is the wellness centre, complete with a beach club, sauna, massage room and gym where guests can be tended to by the on-board masseuse, beautician and personal trainer.
When not used for filming, Titania is a popular charter yacht. She is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from €660,000.Read More/Gallery: Europe's royal families captured at sea