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'Sailing Yacht A' leaves after debt is settled

The futuristic mega-yacht was finally allowed to set sail.
The futuristic mega-yacht was finally allowed to set sail. / EFE
  • The yacht was finally permitted to sail on Wednesday after a financial dispute between the owner and the German shipyard where it was built

The multi-million pound futuristic 'Sailing Yacht A' spent longer in Gibraltar than intended this week after it was refused permission to leave because of a financial dispute between the owner and the German shipyard where it was built. The yard claimed its 9.8-million-euro bill had not been paid, and filed a suit in the Supreme Court to demand this and other allegedly outstanding sums. The yacht was finally permitted to sail on Wednesday after the owners paid the money into an escrow account.