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The Tech Legend And The First Tech-Facilitated Superyacht

Jim Clark is one of the Silicon Valley living legends. He was the founder of Silicon Graphics and the Internet browser startup Netscape and is a Yacht aficionado. In 1998, he used his technical expertise to develop Hyperion, a unique sailing superyacht equipped with the most advanced computers at the time. At the time of her launch, she was the largest sloop ever built and had the tallest mast.

Jim Clark built the yacht intending to replace all conventional shipboard electronics with an array of integrated touch screen computers. Clark created a small company, Seascape, which worked in anonymity for many years above a Jenny Craig weight loss center in Menlo Park, California, to create the software for this one-of-a-kind project.

The 47 meters yacht was built by the famous Dutch company Royal Huisman, which is considered to be the best sailing yacht shipyard in the world. Jim Clark sold Hyperion some time ago. In 2015, Hyperion was refitted entirely. According to IYC, it is available for a new owner at a price of almost $15 million.

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