The Attessa IV, a luxury yacht, sits anchored in Port Angeles Harbor after completing a journey from Orcas Island, part of a longer journey from San Diego.
The yacht is 100.89m long, originally built by Hayashikane and designed by Felix Buytendijk with Diana Yacht Design.
Her history is not unblemished and in 2018, this luxury yacht was sadly involved in a fatal accident with a fishing boat near the US-Mexico border. In 2013, high winds caused a helicopter to flip sideways on the yacht, but gladly with a far less unfortunate outcome.
The Taiwanese shipping billionaire, Chang Yung Fa was looking to sell his 91-meter hull called “Evergreen”, and Dennis Washington (an American billionaire) purchased what he thought looked like a warship and spent the next two years upgrading and restoring it at his facility in Vancouver.
The yacht originally had 15 owner and guest cabins and room for 21 crew in cramped conditions. It also boasted a large karaoke bar!
The Attessa IV refit meant that the main deck and above were totally gutted, and the engineered elements were completely overhauled or replaced. The interior space was stripped and sound-proofed. The refit included a new super-shape which was achieved by extending and widening the bow section, a completely new interior layout with crew quarters being reconfigured to give them the additional space they needed, a folding mast, a helipad and tender garage with gull-wing doors, and much, much more.
Looking like a new vessel, the newly named “Attessa IV” was lengthened by almost 10 meters, and became the 24th largest yacht in the world at the time of her relaunch in 2010.
Amongst her features, the yacht has a spa on the lower deck, a private cinema, and a helipad, which remained intact after the 2013 incident.