From wreck to riches - yacht to be boarded by Hollywood stars
A LUXURIOUS yacht owned by two Dunmow businessmen will soon be boarded by film megastars including Dustin Hoffman and Harrison Ford. Channel 4 chose Harmony II, a 600-tonne leviathan of a yacht, as the venue for interviews with Hollywood A-listers at the
A LUXURIOUS yacht owned by two Dunmow businessmen will soon be boarded by film megastars including Dustin Hoffman and Harrison Ford.
Channel 4 chose Harmony II, a 600-tonne leviathan of a yacht, as the venue for interviews with Hollywood A-listers at the Canne Film Festival, to be screened on the channel on May 24 and 25.
The "mega-yacht" belongs to Dunmow's Alan and Martin Pedley, who purchased her as a wreck and then invested 250,000 man-hours rebuilding her over six years.
Martin Pedley said: "I am delighted that Channel 4 has chosen Harmony II to host its interviews. We have been approached by a Hollywood film company to film her on location in Ireland
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"We hope to replicate our success with some more celebrity bookings for the Monaco Grand Prix."
When Messrs Ford and Hoffman board the yacht they are unlikely to be disappointed: no expense was spared in preparing Harmony II, which is packed to the gunnels (and above) with bespoke furniture, carpets and fabrics, all made in the UK.
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The 57-metre behemoth of a boat can waft 150 guests along the ocean at speeds of up to 12 knots and has already been on display while moored at Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena.