The American superyacht used by Donald Trump docks at the port of Bristol
A private superyacht that was once a floating restaurant where celebrities dined has docked in Bristol.
The 40-meter-long ship “Miss Conduct” was originally built in Florida and is now owned by two anonymous Bristol businessmen, who transformed it from a dinner cruise ship into their home and their head office.
The yacht arrived at Wapping Wharf this weekend after being transported from Avonmouth.
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Built in 1987, it was based in New York City for 20 years and has grown into a popular dinner cruise spot, with billionaire George Soros and Donald Trump among regular guests.
The yacht has previously been chartered by a film company for the 1989 hit film Arthur II starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli.
In 2000, she ranked as the 195th largest private yacht in the world, having slipped to the bottom of the list as larger ships were built.
Capable of carrying 175 passengers and crew, Miss Conduct has six engines and costs £ 53,000 to refuel. It also has a helipad for guests arriving by air.
After an eight month refit, the owners and crew sailed Miss Conduct across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.
The trip took 28 days at sea but the whole trip took much longer as it stopped in Bermuda, Azores and Barry Island.
She then underwent another very long overhaul and paint job at Sharpness, where she went from a gas guzzling 1990’s ship to one of Europe’s greenest superyachts, according to a spokesperson for the owners.
Bilge pump outlets pass through special anti-pollution filters to prevent water contamination.
The Miss Conduct also runs on standard red diesel (no polluting heavy oil) and can even run on biodiesel / green diesel made from household vegetable oils, animal fats and recycled restaurant grease, thus eliminating overall emissions up to ‘to 75%.
About 25 percent of the yacht (the stern) has been separated to make a large split-level meeting space and a place for owners’ philanthropic projects, especially fundraising, as well as accommodation for their extended families. and a large circle of business friends who want to showcase the city.
The owners, who want to keep their identities a secret, said in a statement: ‘Bristol has been good for us and our businesses, we have been fortunate to have had great success in Bristol and we want to give something back to the city in the form of what we’re good at – a bit of glamor, fun, connecting people, and a lot of charity work for good causes. “
“We are not fancy people”
Speaking of the name of the yacht, they added: “In this particular harbor full of historic ships, our ship is by comparison a pretty young girl, so she couldn’t name Lady this or Lady that – she had to be a “Miss” to show some respect to the other ships.
“We didn’t want a fancy name, we did well but we’re not fancy people.
“Miss Conduite got stuck because after our somewhat hectic personal life which presented some rather unusual setbacks, opportunities and surprises, the cheeky Miss Conduite just seemed to fit. Our motto is’ if you can’t set a good example. to others then you must serve as a terrible reminder! “
They were described by their spokesperson as “two ordinary (perhaps eccentric) people from ordinary backgrounds, who have lived and operated a number of successful businesses in Bristol since 1990, decided that after traveling the world Bristol was the best city on the planet ” .
“The owners are proud to present it as, albeit a bit glitzy, another new Bristol landmark in this great city they call home,” they added.
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