The yacht had an adventurous journey up the River Thames. With an air draft of just 54m under the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, Christopher cleared the central span, which traverses the Thames at Dartford, by just centimetres after removing her lightening rod and burgee to pass through. Christopher’s main mast, at 53.4m tall, is the largest to ever pass under the bridge.
Ron Holland, the yacht’s designer when she was built in 2011, follows the yacht’s adventures with interest. “It is a delight to see such beautiful yachts returning to the UK, and fantastic for the British superyacht industry that yachts such as Christopher are including the British Isles as part of their global voyage,” he says.