Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi’s Former Superyacht Is for Sale

The lavish vessel is in search of a new owner

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Morning Glory has been owned by Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi.
Burgess Yachts

A sleek, 158-foot superyacht just hit the market for $11 million, and its new owner will join an elite legacy including former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Berlusconi has put the superyacht, called Morning Glory, up for sale after purchasing it from Murdoch back in 1999, according to Robb Report. Murdoch, the billionaire behind the Fox empire, originally commissioned the yacht in 1993. He wed his third wife, Wendi Deng, on-board the multi-million dollar vessel in 1999 before selling it to the prime minister for roughly $7.2 million.

The yacht has reportedly seen many lavish updates since it last changed hands, including the 2010 installation of new 850-horsepower MAN diesel engines and new generators, followed by a major rebuild in 2016-17, in which Morning Glory got a sleek, dark-blue repaint, an extended flybridge, and an entire rigging refitting.

The luxe vessel boasts many an impressive amenity, including full indoor and outdoor dining areas, multiple spacious lounging areas both inside and outside, a full bar and game table, and a massive master suite. The yacht sleeps a total of eight guests as well as eight crew members.

Berlusconi, named the world’s 190th richest person with a net worth of $8 billion in Forbes‘ 2018 ranking, listed Morning Glory for sale through Burgess Yachts.

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