The Attessa on Lonsdale Quay

Coming back from my failed attempted to ride the Canada Line, I noticed a very big 225 feet long boat docked on Lonsdale Quay. A closer look showed the name Attessa on the side. I was confused by this because I know the Attessa and it wasn’t this big. Turns out that the official name for the yacht was Attessa III and it belongs to Dennis Washington, who used to own Attessa 1 and 2. Most yacht people will know the original Attessa as the yacht used in the movie Indecent Proposal with Robert Redford and Demi Moore (it wasn’t call Attessa in the movie).

Attessa III was built the same way Attessa I and Attessa II were. They started out as used boats with another name that Washington bought and had retrofitted and enlarged. In the case of Attessa III, it started life as the Aviva. The Aviva was damaged in a fire when Washington bought her. He sent the boat to his shipyard in Vancouver for a complete makeover. Aviva was gutted, redesigned, rebuilt and lengthen 20 feet to create Attessa III. The end result is impressive to the say the least. The yacht is stunningly beautiful.

Normally, Attessa carries a helicopter on its top deck but it wasn’t there on the day I saw it. Other features include a couple of tenders, jet skis, a glass-topped breakfast bar and 55’x31′ sundeck. Attessa III is ranked number 64 on the list of world’s largest yachts.







You like it? Well, she might be for sale soon. Washington is currently working on Attessa IV. When that comes out, Attessa III will most likely go on the market. Better start saving those pennies!

38 thoughts on “The Attessa on Lonsdale Quay”

  1. Cache Videos says:

    awesome pics man!!!

  2. Benjamin Cip says:

    WTF! That’s exactly what I was looking for! How much does it cost?

    1. John Chow says:

      A yacht that size would run $50 million to $75 million. Dennis would pay less since he owns the shipyard. 🙂

      1. Benjamin Cip says:

        This masterpiece really worth the price I think! But once you buy it, you should rend it to get a ROI…

        1. Benjamin Cip says:

          Sorry, I wanted to say “rent” not “rend”…

          1. John Chow says:

            Renting the boat out would require a different design and layout. The boat would need to be made for the charter market. This yacht is 100% private and for the use of its owner only. I doubt Dennis is worry about how much the boat cost. He’s worth over $4 billion. Spending $75 million on a yacht shouldn’t affect his finances too much. 🙂

  3. Nathan says:

    I want to ride one too! ^o^ *Dream BIg* actually owning one is better.

  4. WP Themes says:

    Probably also takes a million or two to run the ship a year.

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes, running a yacht that size would take several millions each year, even if it’s just docked.

  5. Wow.. very nice! 🙂

  6. EarningStep says:

    damn… what i nice ship.. nice for honeymoon i think

  7. Andi Putra says:

    Woah, should put that on my wishlist…^-^

  8. I’ll take 2 please. One day I will have one.. one day!

  9. I’ll take three please. But if none are available, I’ll ride with any of the commentors here. 🙂

  10. Incredible yatch. What did you do to get on board and get all these photos?

  11. Gyanguru says:

    Wow! That looks so good and luxurious.Would love to own one of them.

  12. Saving up pennies? Lets see, I might be able to afford a yacht like this around the year 2134, rofl. SY

  13. Sam says:

    Are you planning on buying it John? 😛

    Although I love private aircraft more than yacht, I must say those pictures are just great.

    Thanks John.

  14. chest waders says:

    Sweet looking boat. You ought to buy it John, then throw some awesome parties!

  15. Carl Ocab says:

    Dang! The indoor and outdoor lobbies are KILLER! That’s what you call unwind 🙂

  16. fas says:

    You posted the pics of a ship and then pics of a 7 star hotel, can we have pics of the interiors of the ship? Thanks.

  17. Albert Fang says:

    What a prize. Looks really glamorous inside as it looks outside. How much did you pay to get in? I bet entry must have been very expensive.

  18. I saw that when I was there John, except the helicopter was on top. It’s been there for quite a while now. I wonder what they’re going to do with it.

  19. Affiliit says:

    That is a damn nice boat. I think you should buy it and give it away to your readers 🙂

  20. LetUpdate says:

    Woah, i did not notice that is inside of boat view. Really wonderful, like inside of hotel.

  21. D. FOBLO says:

    I love the The Attessa 🙂 . This is a dream… my dream

  22. videostar says:

    This is the etalon which everyone must approach.

  23. Great pics… i should certainly put it in my wish list………..

  24. Dean Saliba says:

    How do boats that big not sink?!

  25. That’s hot, John you gonna buy it?

  26. Oh my word! That is just sheer opulence….what line of busines is Washington into? He sure seems to be making a seriously decent living. Do you aspire top owning a yacht too, John?

  27. Make Money says:

    I soooo need one of these 😐

    Imagine the brainstorming sessions you could have on this. Fly in the best marketers in the world to pick their brains….. mmmm… OK back to work. Thanks for the motivation though.

  28. videostar says:

    What a beauty!It is nice to look at and admire! But to have it ……

  29. Amit Mehta says:

    The inside looks luxurious and the outside looks like something from a John Berkey science fiction cover–I love it!

  30. I want to ride one too! ^o^ *Dream BIg* actually owning one is better.

  31. If this yacht number 64 in the world, then I can not imagine how elegant looks yacht Number 1!!!!

    1. Oh yes, please post about yacht number one, which one is it? The Sea Cloud, or has this one been overtaken? SY

  32. Why not buy it, John? Go out into sea and set yourself free for your lifestyle 😀


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