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Yacht Name: Enigma
Yacht Length: 774m (244 ft)
Guests: 15 in 6 cabins
Crew: 21 in 9 cabins
Yacht Value: US$ 50 million
Owners Name: Aidan Barclay
Barclay Net Worth: US$ 5 billion
Owners Company: Telegraph Media
Owners Country: UK
Luxury yacht Enigma was listed for sale asking EUR 47.5 million
The yacht Enigma (formerly ECO and later Katana) is one of the world's largest private yachts. According to Power and Motoryacht magazine, she is owned by Aidan Barclay, son of the British media tycoon David Barclay, who purchased the Telegraph newspaper.
Built for Emilio Azcarraga
She was sold after her former owner, Larry Ellison, took delivery of the yacht Rising Sun, the 6th largest private yacht in the world. Measuring slightly more than 244 feet (or around 75 metres), Enigma was launched in 1991 and originally christened ECO by its former owner, Mexican mogul Emilio Azcárraga, founder and former CEO of TV and media conglomerate Televisa.
Designed by Martin Francis
The yacht Enigma is renowned for her Martin Francis design, including a pyramidal superstructure surrounded by convex windows and an agile design. Her combined power of 28,500 horsepower enables her to achieve a maximum speed of 35 knots, making her one of the fastest yachts.
Listed for Sale in 2016
The yacht Enigma is not available for charter. But enquire now, for your ultimate charter experience on similar yachts! Enigma was listed for sale in 2016 asking EUR 47.5 million
Aidan Barclay is the owner of the yacht Enigma. He is the son of Sir David Barclay.
David and his brother Frederick Barclay, are British businessmen and known as the Barclay Brothers. The identical twin brothers have very substantial business interests primarily in media, retail and property.
US$ 5 Billion Net Worth
Forbes estimated the net worth of the Barclay brother at US$ 5 billion. They have earned a reputation for avoiding publicity, and are often described as reclusive.
Telegraph Media Group
Aidan Barclay is Chairman of the Telegraph Media Group since 2004, when Press Acquisitions Limited acquired the Telegraph Group Limited from Hollinger UK Limited. Their Press Holdings company owns The Business and The Spectator magazine. The family also owns the The Ritz hotel and the Cavendish hotel, and owns 64% of the Maybourne Hotel Group.