The motor yacht currently moored at Newcastle marina has been causing a bit of a stir among the natives this past few days.
Fuelled by the hype the local rag is spewing out, as there’s no other worth while news, hundreds of people have been flocking to the quayside to get a sneaky peak at the splendid vessel known as “Sovereign”.
The Evening Chronicle has been getting people all in a frenzy by saying it is a mystery who owns the yacht. Well according to official records it’s owned by Fairport Yacht Support – Fort Lauderdale Florida, U.S.A. who charter the vessel out. From when it was built, in 2011, up until 2013 its name was “Harbour Island”.
The mystery is who has chartered it and why they have chosen to come to Newcastle quayside. There is some speculation that it could be Cheryl Cole or Simon Cowell because they were photographed together recently in a local Chinese takeaway from one of Ms Cole’s old haunts. Another name being banded about is Mike Ashley, the “much loved” owner of Newcastle United FC and Sports Direct. I read a post by one person saying “It’s got to be the fat man, he’s doing it to wind us up!”
The yacht is here until Saturday 5th July and no doubt the Chronicle will be full of it until it leaves, unless anything really newsworthy happens such as a pedestrian is crushed under the mountain of seagull s*** that seems to be falling from the Tyne bridge at the moment!
Oh, before I go, is it just me or do the pictures of the interior of the yacht that the Evening Chronicle are displaying in this slideshow on their website look remarkably like they have been lifted from this video? I don’t see any credits for the original photographer, Jim Raycroft and there are no comments allowed on this story, hmmm wonder why?
Sovereign Motor Yacht
The luxury Sovereign motor yacht moored at Newcastle marina July 2014