Private yacht passes through Houghton canal
HOUGHTON — The Hampshire, a privately owned superyaht of 215.5 feet, passed under the Portage Lake Lift Bridge at approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, on its way to the Apostle Islands of Wisconsin according to marinetraffic.com. The Hampshire returned to dock on in Houghton on the west side of the PLLB on Thursday.
According to superyachtfan.com, the vessel is owned by Andrew Currie and John Reese. Together with a third partner, Jim Radcliffe, they are the founders of the U.K.-based Ineos, a petrochemical corporation, which was launched in 1998, and has since to become the second largest chemical-producing company in the world.
The Hampshire was built in 2016 by Feadship, at a cost of $150,000,000, and features an exterior design by Harrison Eidsgaard and an interior also designed by Eidsgaard.
She cruises at 12.0 knots and reaches a top speed of 18.5 knots. It can sleep up to 12 guests and is managed by a crew of 17.