James Bond fans surely remember scenes aboard a sailing superyacht in Skyfall. James Bond and Severine, a representative of the villain Raoul Silva, get properly steamy in the master shower. If you’re a Bond fan, or simply want to brag, you can buy the yacht. She’s the five-year-old Regina.
The 183-footer saw design and construction in Turkey. The design brief called for a classical sailing yacht, with a significant different. The owner did not want a traditional Turkish gulet (pronounced “gu-let,” a wooden sailing yacht with two or three masts). For starters, Regina has a steel hull. In addition, while a gulet can serve multiple purposes, including fishing or carrying passengers, Regina is purely for pleasure. Her owner wanted both private time aboard and charter periods to enjoy real sailing, too. Of course, he also wanted a luxurious interior befitting a superyacht. Regina has mahogany paneling, marble, onyx, and throwback style throughout. These include the master suite (below), which has its own lounge.
Despite the above-mentioned scene in Skyfall, the rest of the master stateroom wasn’t featured in the film. Well, to clarify, the true master stateroom wasn’t featured. For Skyfall, the production crew decided the saloon better suited the script and cinematography needs. So, some re-arranging of furnishings and decorations followed. The rest, as they say, is cinematic history. (Extra points to those of you who remember Regina carried a different name in the film, too: Chimera. Double bonus points if you remember Chimera belonged to Severine.)
Regina has been for sale previously, though this time she’s coming off a refit. Engel & Völkers Yachting, which holds the central listing, says the asking price is €8.85 million (about $9.36 million at press time). You get accommodations for 12 and stowage fora PWC. Plus, you can likely continue to leverage the strong charter interest that Regina developed as a result of Skyfall.