Monday, 23 May 2011


The luxurious motor yacht LAUREN L arrived on the Clyde from Gibraltar, and had been due to head upriver to Glasgow to embark a party of wealthy people who had taken her on charter for a cruise around the west coast. She had initially attempted to anchor off Gourock but, as can be seen above, weather conditions were atrocious and instead she spent the day riding out the storm off Bute before proceeding upriver next day. At 88.5 metres in length, she is now one of the world's largest superyachts but LAUREN L was built by Cassens at Emden in Germany as a small cruise ship and named SUN BAY II. Completed in 2002, she was soon renamed CORINTHIAN, later becoming CONSTELLATION. In 2008, she was given a major refit and emerged as LAUREN L, and is now on the charter market at a weekly rate of €695,000. 20 double-berth suites mean that she can carry up to 40 'guests'.