Visiting Bond boat “Manticore” from GoldenEyeDecember 17, 2022 0 By 007 Travelers
Manticore is a luxury yacht seen in “GoldenEye” (1995). But what is it for real and where is it now? 007 Travelers found out.
In “GoldenEye” Moneypenny (Samantha Bond) tells Bond (Pierce Brosnan): “Yacht “Manticore” is leased to a known Janus corporate front.” And Bond receives a message which says: “Manticore is possibly heavily armed to military level 248-(AZ)”.
Manticore’s real name is Northern Cross and it is a motor yacht with a length of 43.25m. The yacht’s builder is Marinteknik Verkstads AB from Sweden who delivered superyacht Northern Cross in 1991. The superyacht has a beam of 7.98m, a draft of 1.5m and a volume of 330 GT.
The Northern Cross features exterior design by Tor Hinders, with naval architecture by Marinteknik Verkstads AB. Up to 10 guests are accommodated on board the superyacht Northern Cross, and she also has accommodation for 8 crew members including the captain of Northern Cross. The yacht Northern Cross has a aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by 2 Caterpillar Inc engines, which give her a cruising speed of 18.0 kn and a top speed of 24.0 kn. The yacht has a speed of 18.0 kn. The yacht carries 36,000 liters of fuel on board, and 8,000 liters of water.
In the movie “GoldenEye” the yacht is located in the harbour of Monaco and Bond first sees it in the evening, when he is following Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) after she leaves Monte Carlo Casino. Bond is observing her with his binoculars standing in Fort Antoine Theatre. More about that filming location here
Next morning Bond visits inside the yacht and finds the the dead body of Admiral Chuck Farrell (Billy J. Mitchell) who is killed by Xenia,.
007 Travelers found the yacht in the summer of 2022 at the harbour of Mariehamn (Maarianhamina), Finland.
Mariehamn Finnish: Maarianhamina is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Mariehamn is the seat of the Government and Parliament of Åland, and 40% of the population of Åland live in the city. It is mostly surrounded by Jomala, the second largest municipality in Åland in terms of population; to the east it is bordered by Lemland. Like all of Åland, Mariehamn is unilingually Swedish-speaking and around 88% of the inhabitants speak it as their native language. Read more here (Wikipedia)
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