The yacht Enigma XK passed Tristan da Cunha on the 26th November 2015.

Yacht Enigma XK passed Tristan

(but did not call) on 26th November 2015.

Photo from Janine Lavarello

Editor's Notes

Enigma XK is 1650 gross tonnes, 71.m metres long and can cruise at 18 knots. Built in 1987 as a Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) patrol vessel until 2010, the ship had a complete re-fit and in 2013 became an expedition vessel for charter.

The vessel has been described as 'the ultimate exploration superyacht, fully-equipped for adventure on sea and ashore'. 12 'guests' are accommodated in 6 staterooms, including a master suite with sauna, 4 doubles and one twin cabin. Amenities include a gym, jacuzzi, air conditioning and WiFi. There is a helideck aboard, the vessel has a range of 11,000 nautical miles and can be hired for 250,000 Euros a week plus expenses.

The yacht passed Tristan on 26th November 2015, but did not land any passengers. The crew did come ashore, however, on the 27th February 2016 during her return voyage.