The yacht Carinthia VII was built at the Lurssen yard in 2002 and had a refit 3 years later. She sails under the flag of Austria and is named after Austria’s Carinthia region
Carinthia VII is one of the largest luxury yachts in the world and certainly one of the most beautiful yachts. She is one of Super Yacht Fan’s favourites. Manufactured in steel, she has a length of 318.25 ft (97.20 m), a beam of 52.50 ft (16.00 m) and a draft of 15.75 ft (4.80 m). Her main engines are 4 x MTU 1163 Diesels, which generate 10.064 HP each and enable Carinthia VII to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots.
The yacht accommodates 12 guests with 25 crew. Famous yacht designer Tim Heywood was responsible for both interior and exterior design.
Until recently Carinthia VII rarely left the International Yacht Club of Antibes, but she is now based in Venice Italy.
Mrs. Horten and her late husband have owned several other large yachts, all named Carinthia. In 1965, Carinthia V sunk on her first voyage, after she hit an unmapped rock. She was replaced by Carinthia VI, which was renamed The One and owned by Italian real estate developer Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone.
Unfortunately early 2016 The One was destroyed in a fire in Marmaris, Turkey. The yacht Carinthia is not available for charter.
Who is Heidi Horten?
She is the richest woman in Austria as she inherited a US$ 1 billion fortune from Helmut Horten.
She married Helmut Horten in 1966 at the age of 25, while he was 57. In 1987 she inherited an USD 1 billion fortune from him. Her net worth is now estimated at USD 2.8 billion (August 2016).
Helmut Horten (1909 -
In 1972 Horten sold his majority stake and retired from the business, which lost a great deal of value soon afterwards. In 1994 the chain was bought by Kauhof Holding AG, and merged in to the German retail group METRO AG in 1996.
Heidi Horten has homes in Sekirn (Carinthia, Austria) Vienna and Lyford Cay in the Bahamas'. She also owns a large mansion on Belgrave Square in London. Her main residence is Schloss Sekirn. Heidi Horten is patroness of the EC KAC (Klagenfurter Athletiksport Club) professional ice hockey team. EC KAC has won the most of the Austrian ice hockey Championships. EC KAC is based in Klagenfurt, Carinthia.
Heidi Horten is Director of the Helmut Horten Foundation, which aims at supporting the health care system through financial contributions to medical research facilities, hospitals, and other health care institutions, as well as to individuals who are in need of medical care.
We think Heidi Horten is the owner of a Bombardier private jet with registration OE-