Rupert Murdoch puts family yacht up for sale for $29.7m
Rupert Murdoch has put his family's yacht up for sale just three months after filing for divorce from Wendi Deng.
According to a listing on Camper & Nicholsons International, the billionaire is selling his 184-foot boat, named Rosehearty. It is believed to have a price tag of $29.7m.
Launched in 2006, the yacht boasts "stunning/unique Christian Liaigre interior" and a "unique six-cabin layout". It can cater for 12 guests and 10 crew members, and has a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Describing her as "majestic, innovative and full of character", Camper & Nicholsons details Rosehearty's best assets: "She was designed and constructed for worldwide cruising and is ideal for both private and charter use.
"Throughout her living areas, a neutral colour palette is used again pale oak woods and Hermes leather furnishings to create a truly luxurious feel.
"The formal dining area showcases a more intimate atmosphere with a dark wood table and chairs, soft lighting and warm red seating. She comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in a full-beam master suite, two identical VIP staterooms, two doubles and a single with Pullman berth.
"The aft deck offers ample space for sun lounging with three steamer-style loungers while the large upper deck and flybridge feature sunpads, that extend the full width of the aft section with a large Jacuzzi in front.
"She sports aluminium masts and carbon furling booms with the latest in-boom furling for mainsail and mizzen and the trademark Perini captive reel winches, all designed and built by Perini Navi."
The yacht also comes with water skis, a wakeboard and diving gear.
"Rupert works all the time," one yacht broker told CNBC. "He loves the boat, he loves to sail, but he doesn't really use it much."
Mr Murdoch, 82, announced in June that he will divorce his third wife after 14 years of marriage. He asked a court that custody of the couple’s daughters Grace, 11, and Chloe, seven, be shared between him and Ms Deng, a Chinese-born graduate of Yale University 38 years his junior.
A prenuptial agreement signed before their 1999 wedding will dictate Ms Deng’s claim to a share of his $11bn (£7 billion) fortune. His second wife, Anna, received a $1.7bn divorce settlement.