11:03 PM: Thanks to Tony in Seaview for sending word that this yacht, just launched by Duwamish River-headquartered Delta Marine, was in West Seattle waters. Others have subsequently reported it’s been out there for hours. Tony shared two links – this one, and this one under its former name. We’re looking around for additional details.
ADDED 11:20 PM: Still out there, says MarineTraffic.com. Here’s more background, in 2011 and 2012 news releases, and here are its specs – 215 feet long, seven staterooms (including the owner’s stateroom), 10 crew staterooms plus captain’s quarters.
P.S. Can’t help but wonder if it might have started out as this (sighted on a barge off Alki a year and a half ago). Anyone with a keener eye than ours care to opine?
P.P.S. Just discovered some closer-up photos on Beach Drive Blog.
ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: A commenter mentioned seeing it on the Duwamish River this morning. Just got this photo from Jenny:
Who owns it, you ask? A mystery so far, though there’s been at least one guess in the comment section.