If you have $11 million and you’re looking for some extravagant yacht, maybe think of this beauty that was enjoyed by none other than former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Yes, Berlusconi’s stunning 158-ft. superyacht “Morning Glory” has just hit the market, and to be more interesting this sleek vessel was previously owned by media giant Rupert Murdoch.
Berlusconi, who according to Forbes magazine was the world’s 190th richest person in 2018 with a net worth of $8 billion, reportedly paid Murdoch roughly $7.2 million for the yacht in 1999.
Since then, many millions of dollars have been lavished on refitting Morning Glory, so it now has a lot to boast about right from its top speed under power of over 14.5 knots and a transoceanic range of 4,900 nautical miles at 10 knots to a working marble fireplace, formal dining area, and spiral staircase.
The multimillion-dollar vessel sports several lounging areas and sleeps almost 8 guests. The full-beam owner’s suite on the lower deck aft comes with a master study, along with separate his and hers bathrooms. The owner and guests are pampered by a crew of eight.
During Berlusconi’s ownership, the yacht has been a regular visitor to the Caribbean, especially Antigua, where the controversial politician and businessman has a vacation home. Summers have usually been spent cruising the French and Italian Rivieras.