Each summer we see new super yachts moored off the Bridgeway Promenade, from Larry Ellison's Musashi to Roman Abramovich's Luna to Steve Firestone's Tamsen to Larry Ellison's earlier Zenji. Cecil van Tuyl's Vango turned watching a helicopter land into a nail-biting "can't watch but must watch" experience.
The latest mega yacht to visit Sausalito this summer is a brown-hulled boat with beautiful lines that was sold last year for a reputed $19.9 million dollars and renamed from "Glaze" to "Just Cause". The ship was launched in 2007 by Trinity Yachts as "Lady Michelle."
The yacht's new owner (and the former owner) have not been announced, but each year they offer Just Cause up for charter (the last two times were in the Caribbean and in the Mediterranean), presumably to help defray some of the costs of operation.
The 49-meter (161 feet long) triple-decked yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 cabins, two of which have walk-in closets and private baths that each have a cast iron hot tub. Just Cause is about 14 meters short of being one of the 200 largest super yachts in the world.
Just Cause lacks the helicopter pad of some of her bigger cousins, but features a Jacuzzi, outside shaded dining for 12 guests and an elegant interior dining room that seats 10. There is no indication how they select who loses their seat at the table when the meal is moved from the 12-seat outside deck to the 10 chairs in the inner dining room, but since the ship is named Just Cause presumably they play music and force everyone to scramble for a seat when it stops.
There's a big entertainment room with satellite and a full home theatre located on the starboard side. The Captain’s cabin is on the pilothouse deck, an engineer’s cabin is below the main deck; and 10 crew members share three cabins below decks.
If you charter a super yacht like this for a week of fun, expect the bill to come in between $50,000 and $60,000 a day. I'll text you when I've saved up enough and can invite you over, because this is one beautiful boat.
Here's a video highlighting the ship's features:
And in case you're curious about what it looked like from the bridge when they docked in Venice, darling, here it is:
Photo Credit: Jim Griffin, Copyright (c) 2014, Jim Griffin. All rights reserved, Used by permission.