The King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, has become the new owner of the luxurious yacht Badis 1 (ex Sybaris).
The sailing yacht is 70 meters of overall length, carbon masts soaring to 72m+ above the waterline and 13 wide. Built by the Italian shipyard Perini Navi in 2015, it was awarded the first place in the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 due to its elegant interiors, custom-designed by the yacht designer Philippe Briand and the PHDesign studio in Miami.
How this beautiful sailing yacht came into the hands of King Mohammed VI of Morocco is still a mystery to be discovered.
The boat was owned before by the American lawyer Bill Duker. As he was diagnosed with cancer he decided to live every day as if this would be the last. Once his health problems were overcome, he maintained his new lifestyle, accumulating numerous yachts under his ownership enjoying most of the time on board of the Badis 1.
Later he put the luxury yacht on sale through an Edmiston company (reasons unknown), which asked for him more than 78 million euros. Finally, Duker managed to sell the boat in March 2018, but nobody knows to whom and for how much.
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According to “Telquel”, the databases of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Maritime Information System Equasis the current owner could be found. The yacht became Moroccan flag at the beginning of 2019 and a month later, it was renamed “Badis 1” in October 2018.
The name refers to the rock of Vélez de la Gomera, an enclave belonging to Spain since 1564, very close to Melilla. It borders the city of Al Hoceima.
The expression of one man’s dream sailing yacht – a multiple award-winner:
- Monaco Yacht Show 2016 – Best Interior
- Show Boats Design Awards Best Interior Layout & Design
- Show Boats Design Awards Best Lighting Design
- Show Boats Design Awards Newcomer of the Year PH Design
|Perini Navi "Badis"|
Perini Navi with consulting from Philippe Briand
|Length / Beam|
70 m / 13.24 m
229.6 ft / 42.64 ft
12.5 Knots /(5.000 nm)
Persons: 12 | Crew: 12
2X1440 kW MTU
73,000 ltrs | 19 USgal
16,000 ltrs | 4 USgal
|Photos / Videos|
|Last Update: 2019-07-11 • 769|
Photos and Video (construction and launch of Sybaris) from Shipyard Perini Navi.
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Photos / Videos: Norberto Moreau & mentioned sources.