A BILLIONAIRE'S superyacht worth just over £54m was spottedin Poole Harbour on its maiden voyage.

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The valuation is according to the website superyacht fan.com which states the multi-million pound vessel is owned by billionaire Terry Pegula, who owns the American football side the Buffalo Bills.

Bournemouth Echo: Top five II superyacht docked up in Poolle Harbour, pictures by Anne-Marie Clark

Mr Pegula is worth 5.7billion dollars, according to Forbes, with interests in natural gas, real estate, entertainment and professional sport.

The super yacht website states the boat, named Top Five II, has an annual running cost of between £3.6m and £5.7m and can accommodate 12 guests; along with a crew of 18.

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At top speed the vessel can reach speeds of 17.5 knots powered by its two MTU engines having been built by boat makers Hakvoort, based in the Netherlands, earlier this year.

The boat is 200ft, or 61m, in length and was on its way from a shipyard in Amsterdam when it docked up in Poole reports vesselfinder.

Bournemouth Echo: Superyacht Top II docked in Poole Hrabour, pictures by Janet Trendle

The maritime tracking website reveals that the yacht has since made its way to Madeira in Portugal, after it departed Dorset, where it arrived on September 12 and is currently located there.

While docked up in Poole the boat caught the eye of many locals in the area who snapped up pictures of the superyacht.

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