After a SuperYacht Times update earlier this year that revealed the state of the classic 71-metre Lürssen motor yacht, The One, it has now been confirmed that the project has been acquired by a passionate owner and will be rebuilt to her original Bannenberg lines that have made her a favourite the world over. The current scope of the project remains unknown and so does the exact location of the rebuild operation.Photo: Bannenberg & Rowell
The One, better known as Carinthia VI which she was launched as in 1973 for the Horten family, was destroyed in a fire that broke out in a Marmaris marina in Turkey while the yacht was moored there in January 2016. Extensive damage was caused to The One during the incident as well as the neighbouring vessel, Barbie, which was subsequently scrapped as a result.
In January this year, the yacht was located in Istanbul where she had been hauled out of the water. Images showed a heavily damaged vessel with a missing superstructure and severe warping to the hull on the starboard side. The rest of the structure was in relatively good condition, including the untouched engine room and exterior aft section of the yacht.
The One was built in 1973 as Carinthia VI for experienced owner-pair Helmut and Heidi Horten, the couple that was behind the fleet of Carinthia yachts. Jon Bannenberg designed the vessel's iconic lines and according to a source closely related to the project, will be revisited (albeit with a few modern touches) in order to rebuild this icon of yachting to her former glory.
Original drawing of Carinthia VI. Source: Jon Bannenberg: A Life Of Design
SuperYacht Times will continue to follow the project as more updates become available.