Talon has a lenght of 133 feet (40,7 meter) and she was build in 1988 by Siar & Moschini in Italy.
Two 1.280 hp Caterpilar diesel engines give the yacht a cruise speed of
12 knods and she can sail 3.500 miles. Her tanks can hold 60.000 liters
(15,852 gallons) of fuel and 18,000 liters (4,756 gallons) of water.
The 6 cabins on this yacht can sleep 12 guests.
Talon is registered in Douglas, which is a port on the Isle of Man.
Douglas is the largest city on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. Large in this case is 25.000 citizens.
The Isle of Man never became part of the United Kingdom. The local parliamant
goes back to the year 979 which makes it the oldest continuously
existing parliament in the world.
The top rate of income tax seems to be 18 procent on the Isle of Man, and the maximum
amount of tax payable by an individual seems to be 100.000 pound.
There is no capital gains tax, no wealth tax, no inheritance tax, no
stamp duty. It seems that when a democracy survives for longer than
1.000 years, it's a paradise to it's citizens.
Former names of this yacht
L'Escapade of London
If cruising this yacht is a little bit over budget, you can always enjoy the water in the bay of St.-Tropez on the ferry boats