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Inside Athena, The $53 Million Super Yacht

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Mar 17, 2017 04:39 AM EDT

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WebMD and Netscape founder Jim Clark is selling his magnificent yacht Athena. Apparently, he has too many boats to focus on that's why he's hoping another deserving individual would take Athena's reigns and treat her well.

You probably have to be a member of a country's royal family first or a multimillionaire CEO before you can afford this over-the-top yacht. Athena is one of the biggest yachts in the world, and her price tag is due to its excellent design and world-class facilities.

You can be rest assured that only the best of the best made Athena come to life, according to Boat International. She is the result of the collaboration of Pieter Beeldsnijder, who is responsible for the yacht's stylish exterior design; Dykstra Naval Architects for its unmatched naval architectural qualities; and the superb craftsmanship of the Royal Huisman yard.

You can invite 12 of your friends and sail smoothly in the open waters lavishly. At the end of your trip, you'll surely become popular. That is because Athena boasts of interior amenities partial to a 5-star luxury hotel, with its luxurious deck, a marble Jacuzzi tub, a wall-to-wall library, and five cabins with queen-sized beds and en-suite bathroom amenities. All of your friends will be scrambling to hang out with you.

But Athena is not just about design. With its major renovation in 2011, she's now powered by an ultra-modern touch-button technology. She's really fast too. Boat International described her as: "Athena is as fast as she is good looking."

"On deck 55 Rondal captive and drum winches allow lightning fast tacks under full sail while sails can be set and stowed at the press of a button or two. The tri-mast schooner rig by Rondal provides some 2,500 square metres of sail power and is complete with in-mast furling for the topsails and in boom furling for the carbon fibre gaffs. Under power, twin 3516B Caterpillar engines give her a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots."

So, have any extra millions to spare? Athena cannot be sold on US waters. She's currently sailing in the Caribbean.

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