£59m superyacht makes waves in Oban

Ragnar pictured in Oban on Monday.

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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.

Ragnar docked at the Northern Lighthouse Board pier.

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.