Owner wants to sell 281-foot megayacht

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Looking for a new yacht? Cakewalk V, a 281-foot megayacht, is for sale.

Built by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Conn., the yacht took to the water for the first time last October. It can be yours for $215 million, the Hartford Courant reports.

Charles Gallagher, a Denver private equity investor, took possession of the vessel only last fall after four years of monitoring its construction and visiting the Bridgeport shipyard many times, the Courant reports.

Cakewalk appears to be in the western Mediterranean, based on the online sales materials, but even that information is guarded in the tight-lipped yacht industry. Gallagher could not be reached for comment, and Alev Karagulle, a spokeswoman for Burgess in London, said in an e-mail that the firm is not “at liberty to divulge private information on the yachts in our fleet,” the newspaper said.

Cakewalk is the longest yacht built in the United States since a Maine shipyard delivered the Corsair IV, a 343-foot vessel, to J.P. Morgan Jr. in 1930.

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