Anson Bell/Helios 2
Palmer Johnson 2002
Originally launched as Anson Bell and later rechristened Helios 2, this 156-foot Palmer Johnson was designed to be one of the safest megayachts afloat—with levels of fire-resistant construction and watertight subdivision that went beyond even the most substantial yacht classifications offered.
In the unlikely event of a hull breach, even if two compartments were opened to the sea, Anson Bell is designed to stay afloat. Most other yachts don’t even have one-compartment subdivision.
Equally noteworthy is that Sparkman & Stephens achieved this level of safety in a way that was virtually unnoticeable. When the owner and guests step aboard, they see only luxury and feel only comfort.