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MY Cape ex. Midnight Saga

MY Cape ex. Midnight Saga

This yacht was seen arriving in Stavanger sometimes during 2001 I believe. Can anyone identify her?

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There is a name sign on the brigde wing(as seen on the photo).... -if there are photos of her more in profile.. ;-))

She is however not as big as if we have discovered the since long mysteriously disappeared Helgoland passenger ship of HADAG-fleet, the BUNTE KUH (b. 1957), which was later sold as a yacht to the Mid-East, or Arabia somewhere, never to be heard of (or seen) again...

So any traces of the since long disappeared BUNTE KUH - always welcome here!

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M/Y S Cape ex Midnight Saga, a gorgeous private yacht built in 1978 and one of the largest around at that time.

One of my all time favourites.

Built 1978
Length 57.20m (187'7"ft)
Beam 16 9.60m (31'5"ft)
Draft 3.25m (10'7"ft)
Speed 17 knots
Builder Cammenga
Naval arcitect: De Vries Lentsch
Interior design: Jon Bannenberg
Exterior Designer De Vries Lentsch

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Tried to zoom in on the name sign, seems there may be two words, so she is probably Midnight Saga at the time of the photo. No doubt RHP, this must be the M/Y Cape. Thanks.

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Built 1957 av Norderwerft, Hamburg, Tyskland.
Varvsnummer. 828.
Dimensioner. 91,03 x 13,24 x 3,40 m.
Grt. 2520.

Machinery. Five 12 -cylinder , Maybach diesel engines connected to generators for the two electric motors.
Power . 4476 kW.
Knots. 18.0 .
Passenger . 1600 .
IMO. 5340493 .

Sister ships . Wappen VON HAMBURG .

1957 03 12. Launched . Was delivered May 25, 1957 to HADAG Seetouristik und Fährdienst , Hamburg, Germany .
1957 05. Inserted between Hamburg - Cuxhaven - Helgoland .
1962 12 09. Sold to Sun Lines , of Piraeus , Greece . Renamed STELLA SOLARIS .
1963. Inserted on Mediteranean cruises.

Sold to 1971 , Sheikh of Qatar. Converted to the yacht . Renamed NAIEF .
1972. deleted ship from Lloyd register when classified if the yacht .
1999. Still in the yacht .

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