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Here’s the mystery behind the massive yacht docked in Victoria’s Harbour (PHOTOS)

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If you’ve been to Victoria’s Boom + Batten Restaurant & Cafe recently, you may have noticed the massive 208-foot sailing yacht poking out from in behind the building. 

(Athos photo gallery)

If you’re wanting to know who owns it, you’re not the only one!

Unfortunately, this $35 million dollar beauty’s owner remains a mystery.

Known as Athos, the vessel was initially owned by Dutch millionaire, Geert Pepping — the CEO of Seatrade and an influential figure in the maritime industry, before it was sold in 2022 to an unknown buyer. 

(Athos photo gallery)

With running costs of $4 million a year, it is the world’s largest privately-owned two-masted schooner and is described as “one of the most technologically sophisticated classic sailing yachts in existence” on superyachtfans.com.

It was designed by Andre Hoek and built by Holland Jachtbouw with a blend of style and luxury, and is said to be a testament to yacht design and craftsmanship. 

(Athos photo gallery)

In 2022 Athos received a bit of a lift to mark its next journey. 

The refit at Huisfit notably added 1.25-metres to the stern overhang, a challenging task to ensure a seamless integration into the structure. 

Here are some images detailing additions under its new ownership:

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Whoever it is, they sure know how to ride in style!

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