Unfortunately I never have my good camera with me while I’m cycling (not yet, anyway) but my iPhone did a not bad job of capturing some images.
Click the thumbnails to see larger versions.
Many of us lowly cyclists and pedestrians gawked for a while — we don’t see such boats in Wellington very often. Apparently:
The 55m motor yacht is owned by English industrialist Sir Robert Ogden, 72.
It was built in 2003 and has a draft of 3.10m and beam of 9.6m. Australian media reported the yacht was worth $A94 ($NZ119) million.
…Sir Robert, the son of a builder from Bradford, is the eldest of six children and was sent off at 15 to work on a farm, according to a profile in The Guardian newspaper in 2002. He is described as a proud Yorkshireman.
Point of comparison: that one superyacht is worth around 30 times the annual budget of the NZ Ministry of Women’s Affairs:
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs is a government agency that provides policy advice on issues specific to New Zealand women. It is the smallest core government department in New Zealand with a staff of less than 40 people and an annual budget of approximately $4 million.