JK Rowling’s superyacht Amphitrite listed for sale

The classic 48m motor yacht Amphitrite, reportedly owned by the author of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has been put on the market at an asking price of €17,800,000.

Built as Anatolia in 2001 by Turkey-based Turquoise Yachts (formerly Proteksan Turquoise), the superyacht has an Edwardian style. Her exterior design was the work of Taka Yachts, whilst Redman Whitely Dixon took charge of the interior design.

Capable of accommodating 10 guests across five cabins, the yacht also carries a crew of nine. From a technical standpoint, she can cruise at 12 knots, powered by twin 480hp Caterpillar engines.

Anatolia was later sold in 2006 to actor Johnny Depp, who refitted the yacht in 2008, incorporating dim lighting, plush velvets and wall hangings, according to CNN. The yacht was then renamed as Vajoliroja and made available for charter.

In February 2013 Vajoliroja was listed for sale at an undisclosed asking price. It was later sold in early 2014 to American owners who renamed her to Amphitrite. In January 2016, The Sun reported the yacht was sold to JK Rowling.

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