Copyright: monacoeye • Cote d’Azur, July 2010 • Do not copy without permission
Yacht name: Mystere Shadow
Formerly: Sabine Seahorse
Length: 163 ft • 50 m
Builder: Candies Shipbuilders • Houma
Architect: Candies, Kirilloff and Associates
Conversion: Shadow Marine
Although the name was not fully visible behind all the toys, this looks like Mystere Shadow with a smart new paint job, including custom design on the garage door. Read More...
Yacht name: Basrah Breeze
Formerly: Ocean Breeze <- Al Yamamah <- Qadissayat Saddam
Length: 269 ft • 82 m
Photo: monacoeye • St Jean • April 2008
Photo: monacoeye • Nice • November 2007
3 August 2008: An end to the Saddam yacht saga appears in sight.
The French press have reported that Saddam's yacht Ocean Breeze was handed over to Iraqi authorities today, and the Iraqi flag was hoisted. They add that the yacht will now be heading down to dry dock in Greece.
According to the Nice Matin, the Jordanian authorities suddenly had a change of heart and decided not to contest Iraqi ownership claims. The yacht has changed names once again, and is now Basrah Breeze !
Jan 2008: Ocean Breeze is in the news again. The Iraqi government is claiming ownership of the yacht. According to an article in the Independent today, French police and a bailiff boarded the yacht in Nice and found an insurance document pointing to former ownership by Saddam Hussein.
Although the history of ownership of the yacht is not at all clear, it seems it was intended for Saddam, but, according to the report, moved into Saudi and then Jordanian hands, before coming to Monaco for the 2007 yacht show.
She was then sold and renamed Ocean Breeze. According to the Independent, a French court blocked resale of the yacht ten days ago. She is currently in Nice.
New name: Ocean Breeze
Yacht name: Al Yamamah
Formerly: Qadissayat Saddam
Length: 269 ft • 82 m
Photo: monacoeye • Monaco • 19 September 2007
Not many will have seen a photo of this yacht recently. It's Al Yamamah, originally built for Saddam Hussein but now owned by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Hence the similarities to Prince Abdulaziz. Thanks to yachtspotter for the ID.
15 Jul 2007 12:03 :Benetti
10 Jun 2007 10:13 :Benetti
15 May 2007 18:59 :Feadship
01 Aug 2007 20:02 :CRN
02 Mar 2007 22:44 :Feadship
20 Aug 2007 08:57 :Hellenic Shipyards
Yacht name: Atlantis II
Length: 379 ft 7 - 115 m
Builder: Hellenic Shipyards
Photos: monacoeye.com • 2005/6/7 • Monaco
2007: New shots
2005: Atlantis II, moved outside the port to make room for the sailing yachts during Classic Week, seen with typically stormy clouds over the "tête de chien".
2006: Atlantis II doesn't move often, but when she does, she doesn't hang around. She took no more than 15 minutes to leave port last summer.
2007: Night shot below the palace - March 7