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The Elizabeth is the sailboat that brought Desmond to the Island. He received the sailboat as a gift from Libby to compete in a race around the world; she had inherited it from her deceased husband David. The Others captured the Elizabeth after sneaking on board from the Galaga. ("The Glass Ballerina")

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About the Elizabeth

While Libby was in a coffeehouse in America, she offered to pay Desmond's $4.00 bill for a caffeinated drink, as he only had British currency. Desmond jokingly asked her for $42,000 to pay for a boat. Libby asked why he needed a boat; Desmond replied that he was going to participate in a race around the world, thereby proving to Charles Widmore that he was not a coward. Libby proceeded to tell him that her husband David, who had passed away a month prior, was an avid boating fan. He had purchased a yacht, which he named the Elizabeth after Libby herself, intending to sail in the Mediterranean. Libby encouraged Desmond to take it, saying that it was what David would have wanted. Desmond promised her that he would win the race in the name of love. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

However, while sailing across the Pacific, the boat was hit by a storm, and Desmond was knocked unconscious. His body washed ashore onto the Island, where Kelvin Inman found him. While Desmond remained in the Swan station, Kelvin secretly repaired the Elizabeth at the cove in hopes of leaving, keeping Desmond away with lies about infectious agents on the island. When eventually Desmond decided to risk following Kelvin out of the Swan, he saw the Elizabeth and confronted Kelvin. Desmond pushed Kelvin and accidentally smashed his head against a sharp rock, which apparently killed him instantly. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

The stern of the boat

When he damaged the Swan's computer, Desmond fled, leaving the job of pushing the button to the castaways. One season later, as the burial of Libby was taking place, the Elizabeth appeared offshore. Jack, Sayid and Sawyer swam out to the boat where they found a drunken and surprised Desmond aboard. He claimed that when he had fled, he sailed West for about two and a half weeks in the open sea at 9 knots, expecting to arrive at Fiji in less then a week. The group anchored the boat offshore, taking its dinghy, which contained a bag of nautical emergency supplies, back to the beach. The boat itself had a GPS receiver. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

After Sayid convinced Jack that Michael might be leading them into a trap, Sayid, Sun and Jin sailed the Elizabeth around the island to try to surprise the Others. Along the way, they spotted the four-toed statue on the coastline, and discovered the truth of the decoy camp. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

When Ben learned that the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors were in a possession of a sailboat, concerned it could allow them to discover Hydra Island, he ordered Colleen and a group of Others to capture the boat. During this confrontation, Sun shot Colleen and escaped. Colleen later died. The Elizabeth is currently in the possession of the Others. ("The Glass Ballerina")

At Nadia's funeral, Sayid confronted Ben and asked how he came to leave the Island. Ben explained that he sailed the Elizabeth to Fiji and chartered a plane from there. ("The Shape of Things to Come") This was a lie; Ben left the Island by turning the frozen wheel, which teleported him to Tunisia. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Trivia

  • The ship is registered in Newport Beach, also the locale of Fox's series The O.C., where Alan Dale (who plays Charles Widmore) also played a shady tycoon.
  • The Biblical name Elizabeth refers to Mary's cousin who became pregnant at a very old age with her first child by a miracle. That child was John the Baptist.
  • The name of the yacht is the same as Libby's full name, Elizabeth. She says in "Live Together, Die Alone" that her husband, David, named the boat after her.
  • The real ship is in Koolina, Hawaii, and it is also registered in Newport Beach. (Source: Lostvirtualtour.)
  • The Elizabeth, the real life Mowee is a Swan 57 sailing vessel from Newport Beach. This sail boat is built by Nautor's Swan (Finland). It's a Nautor's Swan 57 CC (for Central Cockpit), 57'/17.50m. Current price is generally $500,000 - $700,000 for 1995/98 models.

Unanswered questions

  • Where is the Elizabeth?

See also

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