La Baronessa

La Baronessa is the largest all-aluminum privately-owned motor yacht in the world, costing approximately 35 million dollars. It has a cruising range of 10,000 miles and a top speed of 16 knots. Constructed by Palmer Johnson Yachts in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the ship has has state-of-the-art electronics, a crew of 16, room for 16 guests, a 12-line, 30-station telephone system, an air-conditioned garage holding two tenders and a 17-foot retractable transom deck for SCUBA diving from the back of the ship. This photo is a detail from the jackets worn by Palmer Johnson staff during a demonstration excursion.

The photos below are from a press tour during the time that sea trials were being conducted and as the ship was being moved from the construction building to the water of Sturgeon Bay. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

All photographs Copyright © Jeffery F. Davis. All rights reserved.

   
 Bridge  Deck Main Salon 
Owner's Cabin  Owner's Bathroom  Owner's Cabin  
Bathroom   Guest Cabin Salon 
     
 Model of La Baronessa in Custom-built Cabinet Moving the ship from the fabrication facility to the water  Working on the wheeled dolly assembly under the ship 

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