My boat's bigger than yours: World's largest yacht docks in Devon

Ruth Doherty
My boat's bigger than yours: World's largest yacht docks in Devon
My boat's bigger than yours: World's largest yacht docks in Devon

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The world's largest privately-owned sailing yacht has docked near Dartmouth in Devon.

The 300ft vessel is worth £100 million, and is owned by movie mogul Barry Diller, the husband of fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg.

The boat is five years old and boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems, electronic sails, 200ft high masts, and a handful of speed boats to transfer crew and guests to land.

Billionaire Diller made his fortune when he was chief executive of Paramount Pictures in the 70s and 80s (when it produced hits like Grease and Beverly Hills Cop).

He went on to form the Fox Broadcasting Company, where he green-lighted The Simpsons, and became chairman of travel website Expedia and CEO of InterActiveCorp (parent company of Ticketmaster), after selling a £25 million stake in QVC.

His awesome yacht is called Eos, after the Greek Goddess of dawn, and tourists in Devon were suitably impressed.

Assistant harbourmaster Nick Clarance told the Daily Mail: 'We had Eos in a few years ago and there was a lot of interest in her then.

'It is exactly the same now, we've seen large groups of people lining the harbour to catch a glimpse of her and take photographs.'

He added that she was the most imposing boat you are 'likely to see anywhere in the world'.

Meanwhile, the world's most expensive superyacht was recently revealed to have cost £3 billion.

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