Picture Extras: James Bond boat!
from James Bond 007Museum Nybro Sweden
The Yacht boat Northern Cross called Manticore in Pierce Brosnan’s debut as James Bond. Then boarded a pressed Bond vessel via the aft deck in a desperate attempt to stop the villain Xenia Onatopp from twisting a Tiger helicopter. The film was called, incidentally Golden Eye where even Izabella Scorupco participated.
Luxury yacht built in Sweden by experienced yacht owner and designed especially for charters. As the promotional materials says – it offers unique leisure and relaxiation possibilities, for quiet and party oriented customers, as well as those who like watersports. More detailed info you can find on web pages of the charter specialised companies. Maybe these attributes convinced the producers to use it for the movie. Yacht fitted perfectly the style of Xena Onatopp. Great, perfect shape, luxury. Due to this last thing Bond didn’t have time to benefit all the pleasures of the onboard journey – good for the yacht, as we recall the common fate of the vehicles driven by 007.
At the time of the filming of GoldenEye, the yacht was ovned by Finnish Businessman Jorma Lillbacka, who owns the power machine company, Finn-Power.
The onboard scenes were shot in the port Hercule, Monaco.
Yacht was refurbished in 2001. In March 2006 Yacht was quoted for sale by ”CSO Yachts” broker (headquartered in France) Selling Price was EUR 7,250,000. Boat still available for charter in several companies.
- Real name: Northern Cross
- Shipyard: Marineteknik Verkstads AB Oregrund
- Hull Designer: Tor Hinders
- Build Year: 1991
- Category: twin waterjet diesel yacht
- Construction: aluminium hull
- Gross weight : 330 tons
- Engines: 2 x 1,750 hp caterpillar 3512
- Fuel consumption: 500 L/Hr
- propulsion : 2 W MJP J650 Waterjets
- Generator: 1 x 15 kW/Hr
- LOA: 43.25 m
- Beam: 7.98 m
- Draft: 1.50 m
- Cruise Speed : 18.0 Knots
- Top Speed: 24.0 Knots
- Fuel Capacity: 40,000 L
- Water Capacity: 8,000 L
- Range: 1400 nm (calculated)
- Crew: 8
- Max Guests: 10
- Total Cabins: 5
- 19 ft BSC tender with 150hp engine
- 11ft Novurania with 50hp engine
- Kawasaki 750cc waverunner (2 man)
- waterskis & tows
- fishing gear
- snorkelling gear
- Audio/Visual Equipment televisions & videos
- stereo music systems
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite communication
- 2 x bicycles
The Making of GoldenEye, Tarth Pearce, 1995, Boxtree Ltd., page 117