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Anyone with a boat in Oban could be forgiven for feeling a touch of ‘pier’ pressure this week as a £59 million superyacht docked in the little bay.
The 223ft Viking-inspired ‘Ragnar’, sailing under the flag of Malta, caught the eye of residents and tourists alike.
Those who got close up said they did not ‘see any A-listers’, and its arrival off the west coast of Scotland has seen national tabloid newspapers link it to a Russian millionaire, while locals have speculated it is out on charter.
Billed as one of the most exciting explorer yachts the world has ever seen, it has its own heli-deck, plunge pool, spa, bar, sauna, massage room, barbecue area and gym.
It comes equipped with jet-ski style sports boats, snow-mobiles and an all-terrain vehicle, complete with a 10-tonne crane, and can accommodate 12 guests and 16 crew in ‘exquisite cabins’.
It was originally built in 2012 as an ice-breaking multipurpose support vessel before undergoing the makeover of all makeovers by Dutch master yacht builders, Icon Yachts.