Think you've got what it takes to identify our Mystery Yacht? This year, SYT's revered in-house yacht historian and archivist, Malcolm Wood will be testing your yacht-spotting knowledge to the limit in a series featuring historic yachts selected from his archives that were rarely mentioned or photographed in their day. Here, we give you the solution for the June Mystery Yacht.Photo: Malcolm Wood Yachting ArchiveThe answer to the June Mystery Yacht is Danginn, built by the C. Welding shipyard in Norfolk VA, USA in 1950. The yacht was built for Daniel K. Ludwig, the American shipping magnate and is seen in the photo as Henriette II when owned by Margarita Latsis of the Latsis shipping group.
Although he was one of the wealthiest men of his era, the media-shy Ludwig would appear as No. 1 on the Forbes “Richest Americans” list in 1982. His wealth came from founding the world’s largest salt company in Mexico and by developing the construction of supertankers at his yard in Japan. Danginn had a length overall of 58.33-metres and was designed by John H. Wells. The yacht still exists today, in relatively unchanged style and is now called Hasabi II.
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