Luxury yacht ties up in St George
A luxury superyacht has docked in St George for an extended visit.
Jamaica Bay, built in 2010 by German company Nobiskrug, arrived on May 27 from Palm Beach, Florida, and is scheduled to leave on July 7.
A spokesman for Bermuda Yacht Services, the agent for the vessel, registered in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, said Jamaica Bay had travelled to Bermuda to refuel in the past and that it was a good sign the owner had decided to make an extended stay.
He added: “This time, the owners came to stay on board for a while as it’s a safe place to come to in terms of Covid-19.
“We had a good year in 2020 because no one knew where else to go – we had quite a few large yachts come here.
“It’s about normal now as things are opening up around the world. More have gone to the Med this year.”
The spokesman dismissed rumours that the 59.5 metre or 195ft yacht, docked at Ordnance Island, was owned by superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
He said: “That was a stupid rumour started in the UK – it is not them.
“It’s a great discussion point for the owner and captain. The yacht has had the same owner since the beginning of its life.”
The Belfast Telegraph in Northern Ireland reported in 2016 when Jamaica Bay was docked in the city: “Rumours were rife that Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z were behind the smoked glass windows of the 1,100-tonne vessel.”
Nobiskrug said the boat was “floating proof that a classic appearance and a modern interior do not have to be contradictions”.
It added the octagonal jacuzzi on the upper deck “beckons with spectacular views”.