Destination Westport: 123 Foot Long “Temptation” Superyacht Anchors off of Cockenoe Island – The Westport Local Press


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Temptation, a 123 foot long Palmer Johnson motor yacht, has made Westport it’s latest port-of-call, adding to the list of superyachts calling Westport water's “home” for a few nights - with Temptation seen from Compo Beach throughout the end of this week. The yacht is owned by David F. Dyer - a former President of J.Crew, CEO of Tommy Hilfiger, and most recently the President of Chico’s - and is typically chartered during the summer with several New England ports-of-call, like Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The vessel remains in the south for the winters, with ports-of-call surrounding Florida and the Bahamas. Summer charters will run guests $70,000 per week, while winter charters could be as high as $77,000 for the week. The 37 meter long vessel has room for eight guests and six crew members, with water toys including a 32 foot Edgewater center console tender, paddle boards, two waverunners, and snorkeling equipment. It’s top speed is 17.5 knots with a cruising range of 2,500 nautical miles. Built in 2005, the boat was last sold in 2017 - having an asking price of $5.7 million, the final sale price wasn’t announced. The boat was refitted in 2017 for $1.5 million. It’s unknown why the vessel has chosen Westport as its anchor community, however the waters - protected by Cedar Point, Cockenoe Island, and Compo Beach - make for a calm option during a rough weather week, in addition to allowing the guests easy access to Westport restaurants and amenities via their tender vessel. Temptation isn’t our first superyacht visitor - In May, the 183’ Rosehearty sailing yacht dropped anchor in the community - with its owner, a native Westporter, returning home for a visit. With a deep water shoreline and easy community access, Westport may just be the next port of call for the big boats and their guests.
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