Fortuna to go back to donors

Aug 18, 2013 by Guest Writer

The Spanish government has decided to return a luxury yacht no longer wanted by King Juan Carlos to the business group that donated it to the monarch, according to the Associated Press.



The 135-foot (41m) M/Y Fortuna was given to the king by Balearic Islands’ Fundatur foundation in 2000. After the monarch asked the government in May to sell the yacht, the foundation asked for it back.

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