Queen offered Leander for Jubilee celebrations
The £50 million super yacht Leander, pictured here outside the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, is a stunning vessel owned by Sir Donald Gosling, former joint chairman of National Car Parks.
She is one of the most expensive vessels of her kind to charter at £390,000 per week in high season.
Sir Donald, who is reported to be worth £500 million, has offered the use of the Leander to the Queen in this her Diamond Jubilee year.
Her Majesty dined with Sir Donald onboard the yacht at Portsmouth two months ago.
Gosling served on HMS Leander in 1944. He was made an honorary Captain in the Royal Navy Reserve by the Queen in 1990.
Since then Sir Donald has been promoted to honorary Rear Admiral (RNR). He is also a Younger Brother of Trinity House.
In April this year the Queen awarded him the rank of Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom, who deputises for the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Leander boasts a crew of 25, a helicopter pad, 11 suites for guests, a sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium plus the usual tenders and toys. She can cruise at 17 knots.
Leander sailed from Falmouth for Liverpool but we may see her back here in the near future.