Over the years, Patti Payne’s Cool Pads has included everything from treehouses to houseboats, and mansions to cottages. Now we include the Lonian, a 285-foot-long megayacht, owned by a Vegas billionaire, sitting at anchor out in Elliott Bay, having slipped into Seattle waters after traveling here from San Diego on Friday, July 10. It certainly qualifies as a very Cool Pad!
This $150 million head-turner is not for sale and is owned by Las Vegas billionaire entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Lorenzo Fertitta who took delivery of his Feadship-built yacht last year. Fertitta is chairman of Fertitta Capital, director of Red Rock Resorts and former CEO of Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Lonian, with its deep navy blue hull, has five decks, all accessible with a glass elevator. It has room for 12-14 guests and carries a crew of 27. The owner’s deck, separate from all the rest, has its own Jacuzzi. The guest staterooms have balconies with sliding glass doors.
Lonian’s support boat, Hodor, arrived Saturday. Hodor is itself 210 feet long, 42 feet wide and carries an extra crew of 22, including a helicopter crew, plus a cadre of water toys to complement what is already on board the Lonian.
Word is that Fertitta and his family will be arriving on Tuesday, and then the yacht, with owner and guests on board and accompanied by Hodor and crew, will head to the San Juan Islands for some fishing. Then, it’s heading up to Alaska, according to sources in the know.
According to strict rules, those on board will have to be quarantined for two weeks before entering Alaska, so this time here in Seattle and the trip up from San Diego will serve as some of that quarantine period.
Lonian has a maximum speed of 18 knots, cruises at about 12 knots and can travel 5,000 nautical miles powered by Feadship’s first conventional and full hybrid diesel-electric engines. This ship carries more than 100,000 gallons of fuel.
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