The Sailing Yacht Enigma on Fire in Malaysia
Langkawi, Malaysia- 02-18-2021
|Name:||Enigma (Ex Phocea)|
|Guests:||12 in 6 cabins|
|Crew:||23 in 12 cabins|
|Designer:||Tim Heywood Design|
|Interior Designer:||Beiderbeck Designs|
|Price:||US$ 15 million|
|Annual Running Cost:||US$ 2 million|
|Owner:||Xavier Niel (ex owner), Mona Ayoub (ex owner)|
The 75-meter sailing yacht Enigma caught fire this morning off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia. All 7 crew members were rescued and uninjured.
She was built as Club Mediterrannee in 1976. But for many years she was known as Phocea.
In 1997 she was bought by Mona Ayoub from her then-owner, French businessman Bernard Tapie.
Ayoub paid $ 6 million for the yacht and spent another $ 20 million refitting the yacht.
She later sold the yacht, we are not sure to whom.
But until recently (before her name was changed into Enigma) the yacht was owned by French millionaire Xavier Niel. He is married to Delphine Arnault, daughter of Bernard Arnault.
Arnault is the richest man in France and owner of the yacht Symphony.