The superyacht known as Mogambo has been spotted in Bristol Harbour awaiting repairs and improvements before she is delivered to her owner in the Med. The 73.5m vessel appeared at the harbour on Monday following her maiden voyage from the Nobiskrug yard in Rendsburg, Germany.
Mogambo is proving quite the tourist attraction in Bristol, with local newspapers reporting that crowds of people are gathering to admire the £75m superyacht. TV presenter Carol Vorderman caused a stir when she tweeted a photo of Mogambo, joking that she’d hired it for the season, with newspapers reporting that as fact.
Captain Phil Walsh told the Bristol Evening Post that it was nice she could berth in an area where it’s unusual to spot a superyacht. He added: “I didn’t know much about Bristol before this, but there is a lot of maritime history here and if you get a chance to go to interesting ports, why not?”
Mogambo was designed by Reymond Langton and is set to become a charter superyacht through Hill Robinson. She boasts a sun deck with an air conditioned gym and a Jacuzzi. Her lower deck is home to the beach club with a sauna, steam room,massage room and rain show which all open onto the swim platform.
With five decks, there’s plenty of space on board Mogambo. Crewed by Captain Walsh and 18 others, she can cater for 12 guests in her six cabins.