Saturday, January 08, 2011

Motor Yacht Leander - Photos Interior

In the late 1980s, the British officer commissioned a new Katalina. Kusch wanted to use aluminium, and in light of the fall of the Berlin Wall, commissioned East German experts Peene Werft to build the yacht. The yacht hence has a steel construction hull with a bulbous bow and a classic canoe stern, topped by a three deck aluminium superstructure - having six decks in total. After shipping to Hamburg, the arrangement of the interior accommodation was undertaken jointly by English designers Katalin Landon & Pauline Nunns Associates, and interior decorator Heinz Vollers of Hamburg. She was refitted in 1998 and 2001.

Part way through fit-out, the British officer was taken ill, and decided to keep Katalina2. Flush from the sale of his interests in NCP car parks, former Royal Navy officer Sir Donald Gosling took over the final stages of the build at what was described as an excellent price. A later owner of the original Amels-built Katalina1, delivered in December 1992, Gosling named the yacht M.Y. Leander after the first Royal Navy ship he served on.

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