It was hurricane season at Feadship’s Royal De Vries last month. That’s because January 27 saw the splashing of Hurricane Run, a 53.5-meter (175-foot) megayacht for a repeat client.
If you’re a fan of horseracing, you may recognize the yacht’s name. It’s the same as a champion thoroughbred named the World’s Top Ranked Horse for 2005 plus the World’s Top Ranked Long Distance Horse that same year, as compiled by the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings. While Hurricane Run retired in 2007, his legacy lives on through this yacht.
The practice of naming a megayacht for a thoroughbred is nothing new for Michael Tabor, the owner of Hurricane Run. He also commissioned High Chaparral from Feadship and previously owned an Amels named Thunder Gulch, each winners of a few derbies.
As he did with his previous yachts, he tapped Alex Lees Buckley of Camper & Nicholsons to serve as Hurricane Run’s project manager, and he’ll offer her for charter through the brokerage firm as well. Among her features: accommodations for 12 in six staterooms, including the owner’s main-deck stateroom with an adjacent gym/convertible cabin; a skylounge opening onto an aft-deck area for a large indoor-outdoor area; and what Camper & Nicholsons’ says is probably the largest sundeck on a yacht this size. As for that sundeck, full-height windbreaking doors separate the Jacuzzi and sunbathing area forward from the bar and dining areas just aft.