How an Iconic 171-Foot Superyacht Got New Life After Being Unused for a Decade

Its just a tad more powerful than the Aston Martin its named after. With a staggering 9,200-turbocharged horsepower, this 171-foot speed machine can reach a highly impressive 37 mph, two or three times faster than other yachts its size. Breakfast in Monaco, lunch in Porto Cervo and back in time for dinner? No problem.

Launched back in 2010 and christened DB9 after the classic V12-engined British sports car, it was the first of Palmer Johnsons iconic PJ 170 Sport Yacht range, and the only one built in England.

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Eleven years later, DB9 still spins heads from St. Tropez to St. Bartstwo of its favorite ports of calllike few other superyachts. Those razor-edged lines are from designers Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard of Venice-based Nuvolari Lenard.

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