A SUPERYACHT left Campbeltown on Sunday evening,August 12 2012,after five days berthed in the town’s harbour.
The 40-metre long Stargazer is owned by Asilomar Services Incorporated,a company registered in the British Virgin Islands.
Costing £40 million,the yacht was on its maiden voyage having been completed only the previous week in Poole,Dorset.
The Courier understands Stargazer’s trip to Kintyre was due to the strong interest in whisky of a director of Asilomar,believed to be a Russian billionaire.
A planned trip to Springbank Distillery did not go ahead on Sunday due to adverse weather,and for the same reason a trip to Islay on Monday was also cancelled.
Instead the yacht was berthed in Oban on the Monday morning,en route for the Caledonian Canal. However,it may return to Islay and Campbeltown on the return leg of the planned whisky tour.
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