Originally known as Cleopatra, she was launched in 1931 in New York. The original owner, Mr Baldridge, then sold her to Mrs Ruth Nash Bliss, who changed her name to Maid Marian 2 in 1933 (her brother already owned a yacht named Maid Marian).
Having served in World War II as a patrol boat for the US Coast Guard, Mrs Nash Bliss decided to retire to Florida, taking MM2 with her. Having found mooring in Palm Beach, she continued to live aboard until the early 1990s. Maid Marian 2 was brought to the attention of Adrian Zecha, founder and chairman of Aman Resorts of Thailand. Together with a team of investors, he purchased MM2 and she was shipped to Phuket to be chartered in connection with the famous Amanpuri Resort.
One of the charter guests was film director Roland Emmerich (current owner). He fell in love with the boat, and in 2007 decided to purchase her. He commissioned British designer John Teall to complete a dramatic refurbishment to return her back to the original status. In April 2015, she was moved to Greece and is available for charter.
- LOA: 33.2m
- LWL: 32.5m
- Beam: 6.1m
- Draught: 1.9m
- Gross tonnage: 125 tonnes
- Timber planked
- Teak and Tropical hardwoods
- 2 x 350hp Yanmar diesels
- Fuel capacity: 6,200 litres
- 2 x 40kW Cummins Onan generators
- Sea Recovery Watermaker with freshwater capacity: 3,000 litres
Communication & Navigation
- SSB and VHF radios
- UCOM air band
- Full B&G
- Furuno GPS
- John Teall: www.johnteall.com
- Builder and Year: New York Launch & Engine Company (USA), 1931
- Refit yard and Year: Ratanachai Slipway, Phuket (Thailand), 2007