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Embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch has sold his sailing superyacht, listed for $29.7M just a few short months after he filed for divorce from his much younger wife, Wendi Deng. The 184-foot Rosehearty is one of the 25 largest sailing yachts in the world. It was custom built by Perini Navi, the Italian boatyard famous for the Maltese Falcon, for Murdoch in 2006. But what makes it one of the world’s coolest luxury yachts is the interior décor by Christian Liaigre, the famed French interior designer known for ultra-luxe minimalist chic aesthetic, whose A-list clients include Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein.
The sale of the yacht was completed shortly before Christmas by Alex Lees-Buckley, a broker in the Monaco office of Camper & Nicholsons, which has been “producing and managing yachts for the world’s richest people” since 1782, the London Telegraph reports. The identity of the buyer and the sale price are as yet undisclosed. With luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests, Rosehearty is equipped with wireless internet and plasma televisions in every cabin. In 2008 future British Prime Minister David Cameron held private talks and attended parties with Murdoch on the yacht, which also features a large Jacuzzi on the deck.