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Boat of the Week: This Vintage Superyacht Blends Classic 1920s Design With Modern Tech

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For Jonathan Turner, owner of the authentic 1920s yacht Fair Lady , the marriage of classic design with modern technology is a match made in heaven. The 121-footer, built and launched by Camper & Nicholsons in 1928, bears all the hallmarks of the fabulous flapper era, but remains a yacht designed for adventure, owned by a man intent on finding one.

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The exterior is by Charles E. Nicholson, one of the most famous names in yacht design in the early years of the last century, while the interior comes from the drawing boards of modern yacht designer John Munford. This unlikely dream-team of two designers separated by a century has resulted in a unique yacht. Fair Lady ’s mahogany-paneled walls and Art Nouveau furniture ooze original character, while the contemporary adaptations provide every modern comfort on board. The 1920s ship’s wheel and brass binnacle, for example, sit alongside the very latest electronics and navigational equipment in the wheelhouse.

The card room on the main deck retains the original pearwood detailing and the “chairs are the same as when it was built,” says Turner. “We know that because we’ve got the original photos.”

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The 121-foot yacht has been refitted to retain its 1920s Art Nouveau charm without compromising modern comforts.  Burgess

What began as a whimsical purchase of a Triumph TR3 over 20 years ago for Turner has grown into a passion for “old things.” Fair Lady is his first yacht, and she is part of Turner’s sweeping collection of vintage cars and motor memorabilia, including an XK140 Jaguar and eight vintage Bentleys, one of which he drove in the Monte Carlo Rally. He’s also raced the Orient Express across Europe (and won), completed the Peking to Paris Rally twice, and says his first experience of the Peking endurance race dramatically changed his life.

“We were the first people to drive through Iran since the fall of the Shah in 1977, and the first non-Chinese citizens ever to have Chinese driving licenses–all of this in a 1928 Bentley,” says Turner. “That car has been part of my life for 20-plus years. I realized then at the age of 30 that you can go anywhere in the world with old machinery that everybody else thinks is going to break down and have a phenomenal adventure.”

Since undergoing a significant refit at Pendennis in 2006, Fair Lady has had several return trips to the U.K. shipyard for maintenance. “It costs a fortune every year to get the timber varnished,” Turner says. “It’d be so easy to cut costs and paint it, but that’s not what you do with antique furniture. I love old furniture, it’s got character and was built properly. Fair Lady is basically an Edwardian house on the water.”

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Some of the equipment like this brass telegraph is original, but just about everything else has been modernized, with a period-correct overlay to hide the latest technologies.  Burgess

A sheltered alcove on the sundeck makes a popular spot for breakfast. The expansive sunpad and wooden sun loungers aft catch the sun, and on the main deck a chic Parisian bench bends around the stern. Each of the guest cabins have vintage 1920s telephones that have been converted to plug into a modern socket. An old-fashioned radio has been reconditioned to hold an MP3 player. “Everything on board–the doors, the handrails, the master cabin–is the same as when it was built,” says Turner. “I don’t want anybody to go on that boat, with all its charm and beauty, and see anything modern.”

Along with Turner’s appreciation for authenticity is his palpable sense of fun. “I bought a yacht with a funnel and a horn that properly honks because it’s really cool,” he says.

For those looking to share in the adventure, a seven-day charter itinerary along the Scottish coastline could be just the ticket. Fair Lady will sail via the Inner Hebrides, the Treshnish Isles, all the way up to the Talisker whisky distillery in Stein, before returning by Loch Drumbuie, one of the best yachting anchorages in Scotland. Turner’s private Cessna 208 seaplane and private estate on the shores of Loch Sunart can be included in the trip.

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Now located in Scotland, Fair Lady offers a retro lifestyle in some of Britain’s most charming cruising grounds.  Burgess

“I don’t spend as much time on board as I’d like, but hopefully this year with Fair Lady being in Scotland, that will change. What I really want to do is get 12 friends together and have some fun on board. When I’m racing my cars I’m by myself, and that’s a bit selfish, whereas when you’ve got a sociable boat like Fair Lady, then you can really enjoy yourself.”

Fair Lady is available to charter through Burgess from $73,000 a week. Here are some other shots of this very classic lady.

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The 121-footer had an extensive refit in 2006 to bring it back to her former glory. She returns each year to Pendennis to have all mahogany revarnished.  Burgess

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1928 Article: The Grand Yachts of the 1920's

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The Grand Yachts of the 1920's

Adapted from 'The Major Yachts' by Bennett Fisher.

Published in ‘Sailing Craft’ in 1928

The New York Yacht Club , founded in 1844, is the oldest American yachting organization and it has always maintained it’s present position as the most important single club in the country.

It is natural therefore that the finest yachts on the coast had almost invariably been in its fleet and had taken part in its Cruise. So great is the reputation of this Club that the winners in its races have been looked upon as the outstanding boats in their respective classes. Other clubs however, notably the Eastern, hold important regattas for the big boats each season, but the entrants are practically the same.

During World War I there was no Annual Cruise and it was predicted that the day of the large yacht was passing. This has not been proved the case because the cruises of recent years have been very successful. The change has been in the spirit of the sport and now cruising qualities receive greater attention and schooners take precedence over sloops. The fleet that goes east now is composed chiefly of wholesome two-stickers that require comparatively small crews. Refinements in sail plan have made possible this advance and there is little doubt that the modern staysail schooner is faster than the full-rigged cutter of fifteen years ago with her clumsy club topsail and complicated gear.

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When racing was resumed after the War the fleet was small but the schooners were of the first rank and well handled, the most conspicuous being the VAGRANT , owned by Harold S. Vanderbilt, Commodore of the club from 1922 to 1924. He sailed her almost faultlessly and was successful in winning both the Astor and King’s Cups two years, an achievement that has never been equalled. Almost a sister ship this 109 foot Herreshoff schooner is Carll Tucker’s Ohonkara, which took part in a number of races. The Marriette of Boston completes a trio of combined racing and cruising yachts that would be hard to improve upon for accommodations and seaworthy qualities. Besides these there were the big Sonnica, Princess, Irolita and others.

The short high-sided Queen Mab played an important part in the squadron runs, because her low rating of 46 gave her a liberal handicap and she never lacked competent handling. Her owner, Nathanial F. Ayer, had the foresight to put a jib-headed mainsail on her and thus started the fashion that is so common among two-stickers today. While Mr Ayer owned her, she won the Vanderbilt Cup in an ocean race and also the Puritan Cup, the most important trophy regularly competed for, east of Newport. The fact that the handicaps are not quite sufficient to make up for the actual difference in speed adds to the significance of the long list of wins that Queen Mab has to her credit.

In 1923, Charles L. Harding of Boston, commissioned the Herreshoff plant to build a 68-foot waterline racer. This new schooner from Bristol named WILDFIRE , was the first to be built for a jib-headed mainsail. She was a roomy boat and her success, is shown by her winning of the Astor Cup for schooners. The King’s Cup winner that year was the Enchantress owned by C. oliver Iselin, who has had a great deal to do with keeping the America’s Cup in this country. The late A. Cary Smith, the master of the schooner rig, designed this 136-footer 1911. Before being cut down and sold to the Pacific Coast, she was the largest yacht without power.

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The VAGRANT repeated her 1922 performance in 1924 and captured both the major cups, in spite of the close competition. William Gardner, who was long Herreshoff’s rival, was well represented by Flying Cloud , a beautiful craft which won the Astor Cup the next year. E. Walter Clarke, of Philadelphia, raced the Irolita, formerly a sloop of class K.

No deliberate attempt since 1914 had been made to build to the limit of the Universal Rule, so a great deal of interest was aroused when John S. Lawrence of Boston ordered a large schooner to be built to W. Starling Burgess’ design. The well known ADVANCE was constructed by Anker and Jensen in Norway and arrived in America after a forty-eight day crossing, just before the Eastern Yacht Club cruise in July, 1925. She immediately attracted great attention, partly because her hull was the result of knowledge gained from racers in the small Universal Rule classes, but more because of the rig between her masts. The faults of the gaff foresail and its topsail had been recognised for some time, but it was Burgess who discarded it entirely and set what amounts to a large jib below and an over-sized ‘Queen staysail’ above.

Originally it was planned to fill the larger part of the intervening space with sails hoisted on tracks on the foremast, but this proved impractical. Between the Eastern and the New York Yacht Club Cruises a new sail was devised to take care of the waste space. This rig, which is illustrated below (in the painting ‘Summer of ‘26’) has been variously described, but in spite of its odd appearance, it is fundamentally a refined fisherman’s staysail rigged so that it need not be lowered when the boat tacks.

Mr Burgess and Mr Lawrence in this way started the staysail rig so much talked of since. The last thing they added was the ‘sky staysail’ to fill the triangle above the quadrangular staysail. Many have copied this rig, incorporating their own ideas and 1926 saw a strange medley of sails between the masts of the schooners.

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The reappearance of the two America’s cup candidates, Herreshoff’s successful Resolute and Gardner’s handsome sloop VANITIE excited popular interest in the 1926 racing. These 75-foot waterline sloops built in 1914, were bought by E. Walter Clark, owner of IROLITA , and Robert E. Tod, owner of the KATOURAS and completely refitted for cruising. Mr Tod sold his yacht to Mr Harry Payne Whitney before he left City Island. Their new schooner rigs were radically different, because the Bristol designer developed a clever but complicated spritsail arrangement, while Gardner reduced the number of sails to a minimum.

The WILDFIRE, FLYING CLOUD and VAGRANT all turned to the new rig and the Owen designed Lynx, designed in Italy and bought by Nathanial F. Ayer also used it. The early races proved that the Vanitie was better than the Resolute and Mr Clarke discarded the sprit for sails like those of the Advance. The invincible combination, of Charles F. Adams and Robert Emmons , which made the Herreshoff sloop go so fast in the Cup races, was now in command of the Vanitie and turned the tables on the boat they used to sail, for Resolute hardly won a race in which the Vanitie took part, with the exception of the Commodore’s Cup on the New York Cruise.

When the staysail rig was being adopted after the Lawrence schooner’s success in 1925, Herbert L. Stone suggested that it might be her hull that gave her the remarkable speed she showed. The wisdom of this was demonstrated when she won more races in 1926 than in her first season, in spite of the fact that the others had similar sail plans. It is not meant that this rig is not faster than the conventional one, but rather that it does not wholly justify the claims at times made for it. The difference in speed between a schooner with the most modern arrangements of sails and a Marconi sloop of like size and sail spread is probably much the same as the difference between the schooner and sloop rigs of the days when jib-headed mainsails were unknown. The improvement however, is readily apparent and the gaff can no longer compete with the staysail when speed is the object.

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The result of the season’s racing gave the Advance a slight lead over the Vanitie, which was more than made up for by the winning of the King’s Cup by the Whitney schooner. She was the fastest in the fleet boat for boat and could save her time on the smaller craft as often as not. No finer craft has raced in many years.

The Astor Cup race brought seventeen two-stickers to the starting line, a number that has never before been equalled. The Advance finished well within her handicap but was disqualified, thus giving the race to the Pleione, owned by J. V. Santry, Commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club. This little schooner was a New York Yacht Club 50-footer, re-rigged with staysails under L. Francis Herreshoff’s direction. She was also successful in the Vice-Commodore’s Cup race for the run from Vineyard Haven to Mattapoisett.

Taken as a whole it is apparent that the popularity of racing major yachts is increasing. The pleasure experienced in sailing a boat is recognised by thousands, but what arouses the interest of the average person is a story or picture of one of the great schooners in a cup race off Newport or Marblehead. It matters little to the general public what small craft do – the grace and beauty of the big yachts will always appeal to the greater number.

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The Lasting Appeal of 1920s Commuter Yachts: Here’s a Slideshow of Six of Today’s Best

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The idea – and then the reality – of commuter yachts started in the Roaring Twenties, when newly rich (and old-monied) Wall Street masters of the universe wanted a faster, and much more fun, way to commute to work from their estates on the golden North Shore of Long Island Sound than on the railroad. Think Gatsby, but with longer lives. As a result, sleek, low-profile, 20-knot yachts, usually with enough mahogany inside to populate a small forest, were born.

The elegant designs of commuter yachts, with their clean, graceful and often awe-inspiring lines, have lived on. Here’s a slideshow of six of today’s best from the Robb Report , ranging from Doug Zurn’s 45-knot Zurn Lynx, which looks like a modern version of a classic commuter yacht, to the futuresque Yachtwerft Meyer Silverline.

The Hodgdon Liberty Commuter Yacht, pictured above, is probably closest to the original commuters,  with its long sheerline, low profile and pronounced reverse transom. Built in Maine, this 80-foot Hodgdon has the mahogany interior of the original commuters, but it also has some carbon-fiber parts, including the mast, boom and rudder stocks. And it’s powered by state-of-the-art twin 1,100-hp MAN diesels, producing a 25-knot cruising speed. Read more and see the slideshow:

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An Historic Mathis-Trumpy Yacht Makes Her Daring Return

The 1920s Freedom is restored to her original splendor, recalling the lavish era of classic motor yachts.

She must have been irresistible. What wasn’t to adore along the 104 feet of this regal watercraft? To Jessie Woolworth Donahue, daughter of retail magnate F.W. Woolworth and then one of prewar America’s wealthiest women, the vessel was indeed perfect. A slender beam ideal for gliding the intracoastal waters surrounding her Palm Beach house. A plumb bow that rose straight up from the waterline like the aquiline forehead of an aristocrat. A divinely proportioned counter stern with an elliptical fantail that curved gently up and aft with the grace of a ballerina’s gesture. Bronze scrollwork that glowed in the sun. A low, sturdy stack nestled alongside one heaven-reaching, raked mast. Behind, the romance of sail. Ahead, the power and promise of engines.

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And within, the ultimate expression of how one lived: a trio of expansive double staterooms (plus one single), three baths, lounging and dining saloons (with mahogany walls, beams, and deckhouse), and interiors decorated in grand style by famed retailer Wanamaker (the decor alone was advertised to have cost $30,000). Irresistible.

Wealth. Opulence. Assurance. And perhaps most symbolically, a signal of one’s freedom to roam from enclave to enclave, from season to season, in high luxury. Sold, then, was the 1926 Mathis-Trumpy Freedom to Donahue. She was, of course, a member of the Gilded Age class that commissioned or acquired yachts with the same alacrity they built mansions and seized the goldenmost layer of the American dream.

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“In these days, newly minted millionaires had their list of things to acquire, to check the box to be a proper millionaire,” says Earl McMillen III, a Newport, Rhode Island–based yacht restorer and de facto historian of the period. “You’d have a house in Palm Beach, Newport, or Bar Harbor in the summer,” he continues, “a shooting plantation in South Carolina or Georgia, and on that list was a proper yacht. It was a lifestyle that everyone saw.”

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This maritime striving, according to author Ross MacTaggart, spawned a century’s worth of high-profile boats. The wave began in 1830, he notes, with an Englishman who commissioned the first known motor yacht: the steam-driven Menai, complete with paddle wheels that made her look like a hybrid of a submarine and a Mississippi riverboat.

While the design may have seemed maladroit, the outcome was profound: “For the first time,” MacTaggart writes in his book Millionaires, Mansions, and Motor Yachts, “an individual could control his or her vessel’s schedule.” No waiting for tides, currents, winds. And while the late 1800s saw the addition of luxury rail travel, the promise was more confined than the private yacht: “A millionaire still had to accept the fact that trains went where they could, not where you wanted,” MacTaggart writes. “What was the point of being a millionaire if one could not do whatever one wanted, whenever and wherever? And comfortably?”

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As the 20th century opened, and as industrialists and other millionaires like Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, their offspring, and rising nouveau riche joined the elite rosters, naval architects strove to create vessels that matched those aspirations. Private motor yachts diversified: some built for ocean-going explorations, others—like Freedom— for cruising protected waters along the Eastern seaboard, and others still for speedy commuting from one’s estate, say, on Long Island to the New York Yacht Club’s dock at 26th Street on the East River. The costs to build these crafts (in the millions of dollars at the time), not to mention maintain them—all the way down the ledger to stylish nautical dress for every crew member—were monumental.

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And in the 1920s, many agree the form reached its design apogee. Designers like Jonah Trumpy were working at the peak of their craft, creating silhouettes of grace and proportion that carved their way elegantly through water and spaces throughout that matched those of mansions and country homes on land. It was a bright era that was snuffed out nearly entirely by the combined economic effects of the imposition of income tax in 1914 and the Depression thereafter, not to mention the rise in the use of automobiles, the improvement of roads, and finally, the new promise of air travel. As happens to all empires, the glory days of the great private yacht were closing.

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But for McMillen, there were survivors to be found, restored, and relaunched. “If they’re lost, they’re lost forever,” he says, recounting how Freedom, in fact, nearly suffered that fate. From the hands of Mrs. Donahue, the houseboat (Trumpy’s term for his class of luxury yachts, whose interiors were emulations of all the comforts of home) had been sold in 1939 to a real estate developer in Florida who renamed her Sunset to promote his own Sunset Islands development near Miami. A succession of Florida owners followed, but by 2001, the craft was languishing in a warehouse in Jacksonville and slated for demolition. McMillen learned of the boat’s grim, looming fate from MacTaggart and moved quickly. He bought her for one hundred dollars and undertook the near-Herculean process to move her up the coast to his facilities in the greater Newport area (one of the nation’s centers of boatbuilding and restoration) and to raise the funds—$7.5 million—to restore her. In May of 2009, rebuilt painstakingly plank by plank, the yacht returned to service, thanks to a creative fractional ownership syndicate assembled by McMillen, and took her original name back. In 2010, Freedom won the World Superyacht Best Rebuilt award in London. “It’s the Oscars of the yachting industry,” McMillen says.

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It’s no wonder. Brought back lovingly in full splendor, Freedom represents the very finest expression of the age and its aspirations. “Freedom was the most refined and finest-looking of the boats that [Trumpy] built,” he says. “The joinery, the details, the hardware…everything about her is sort of perfect in my opinion.”

McMillen laments a turn away from that balance and proportion among this generation’s newly minted billionaires. “Everything I see today, it’s glitzy and shiny and big, but you lose me there,” he says. “In my opinion, the billionaire of today is most interested in building bigger. They’ve lost sight of how to build a beautiful boat.”

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The early twentieth-century was a golden era for luxury cruises, and now you can experience a taste of that class and elegance with a faithfully restored yacht from the 1920s.

The SS Delphine was first built by Great Lakes Engineering in 1921 for Horace Dodge, son of the famous American automobile manufacturer. The yacht remained in the family until the advent of WWII during which time it served as the flagship of Admiral Ernest King. After being decommissioned for a long time, the SS Delphine was painstakingly restored by new owners and brought back into working order in 2003.

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The restoration project focussed on returning the vessel to its former 1920s glory while still equipping it with state of the art facilities. The photographs show an extremely elegant interior, featuring carved wooden accents and sumptuous leather chairs. And while the yacht my initially appear like something out of a historical drama, the amenities are firmly from the 21st century and include flatscreen televisions and water-skiing equipment. Guests can also choose to relax in the sauna, Turkish bath, or a swimming pool with a jet stream — or perhaps they might enjoy sunbathing on the 1000 square metres of deck space

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The historic vessel is currently on the market for approximately $22.4 million.

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Year  2015  LOA  = 100 Ft.  Beam  = 22 Ft.  Draft  = 4.5 Ft.  Power:   2 X John Deere model 6135 rated at 500 HP  Manhattan II has a cruising speed of 18 knots. 

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This epic, white-hulled 100-foot long & 22-foot beam yacht echoes everything that the first Yacht  Manhattan  is, but with more space, more glass and more accommodations.  Manhattan II’s  1920s-inspired design continues with her hull shape and fine features, including teak decks and mahogany finishes. Like her predecessor,  Manhattan II  also features a spectacular cabin with an all-glass observatory, cushioned seating and intimate tables, and a large, well appointed bar. The main salon is additionally air-conditioned in the summer and heated during the cooler months. Fantastic un-obscured views and comfort are boundless. 

Additionally, Yacht  Manhattan II  is equipped with a sound system throughout offering perfectly executed narrated tours. She hosts the renowned AIANY Architecture Tours, Around Manhattan Brunch Tours, and Wine Tasting Cruises, to name a few. 

Down below is an expansive full-service galley. She is Coast Guard Certified for up to 130 guests. However, for private parties she is ideal for up to 110 guests in mild weather and up to 80 in the harsher seasons. 

The  Manhattan II  is available year-round with Classic Harbor Line NY

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A new trend in yacht design is emerging that combines retro-style with state-of-the-art technology.

Gresham Yacht Design recently released their concept plans for a gigayacht that looks like something out of a  Star Trek  film, with 1960s inspired interiors encompassing spaceship-esque curves, a floating glass floor, and 20th-century furniture.

Yacht enthusiast Jonathan Turner has taken things in the other direction. Instead of building a new yacht, he has updated a yacht from the mid-20th century with modern amenities.

Robb Report is impressed, and has named it ‘Boat of the Week’.

The authentic 121-footer ‘Fair Lady’ was built in 1928 by Camper & Nicholsons, with interiors designed by Charles E. Nicholson, one of the most famous names in yacht design in the early years of the last century.

The upgrades to the interior were conceptualised by yacht designer John Munford.

This unlikely dream-team of two designers separated by a century has resulted in a unique yacht.

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Image: Burgess

Fair Lady’s mahogany-paneled walls and Art Nouveau furniture ooze original character, while the contemporary adaptations provide every modern comfort on board.

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The Yacht’s original wheel and brass binnacle, for example, are installed  alongside the very latest electronics and navigational equipment.

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The card room on the main deck retains the original pearwood detailing and the “chairs are the same as when it was built,” says Turner. “We know that because we’ve got the original photos.”

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Fair Lady is Turner’s first yacht, but not his first vintage acquisition. He also owns a series of vintage cars, including a XK140 Jaguar and eight vintage Bentleys, one of which he drove in the Monte Carlo Rally.

If you want a vintage Bentley, there’s one for sale in Jozi for R400k.

Back to the yacht:

Since undergoing a significant refit at Pendennis in 2006, Fair Lady has had several return trips to the U.K. shipyard for maintenance. “It costs a fortune every year to get the timber varnished,” Turner says.

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“It’d be so easy to cut costs and paint it, but that’s not what you do with antique furniture. I love old furniture, it’s got character and was built properly. Fair Lady is basically an Edwardian house on the water.”

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The yacht boasts a sundeck with a breakfast nook, while each of the guest cabins is fitted with 1920s telephones (when was the last time you used the word ‘telephones’?) that have been converted to plug into a modern socket.

An old-fashioned radio has also been converted into an MP3 player.

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“Everything on board–the doors, the handrails, the master cabin–is the same as when it was built,” says Turner. “I don’t want anybody to go on that boat, with all its charm and beauty, and see anything modern.”

Turner says that he doesn’t spend as much time on the yacht as he’d like.

He does plan on getting 12 friends together to “have some fun on board” in the near future.

Sounds like a good time.

[source: robbreport ]

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Type : 80-foot commuter yacht Builder : Hodgdon Yachts Year : 1997 Original Owner : Jeff Lowell

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10 Classic Yachts with Incredibly Glamorous Histories

Each of the classic yachts featured here defined the glamor of her respective era.

By Miriam Cain

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Admired for their elegance and desired wherever they go, classic yachts attract a large number of owners and charterers. For those wanting a genuine sailing experience or who want to capture the real romance and thrill of yachting, these historic beauties have an enduring appeal. Every classic has a unique story to tell — whether it’s racing with royalty or hosting the Hollywood elite, or perhaps even serving in the war effort.

And each of the yachts featured here defined the glamor of her respective era. But what is it about these storied vessels that makes every generation of owners prepared to sink time and financial resources into their restoration? Here, Miriam Cain presents 10 of the most exquisite classic yachts afloat today, a handful of which are available for the yacht aficionado to charter or even own.

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Key facts Builder: Ramage & Ferguson Built: 1906 Refit: 1955, 1991, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2020 LOA: 150.1 ft Number of guests: 10 Crew: 10

One of the finest vintage yachts afloat, Kalizma (pictured top) has an iconic past with a tale steeped in history. Originally commissioned by Robert Stewart, vice commodore of the Royal Eastern Yacht Club (whose wealth came from his Scotch whisky distillery and estate), Minona , as she was named upon her launch, was the first steam-powered yacht to have electric lighting.

Designed by naval architect GL Watson & Co, leading designers of their day, and built by Ramage & Ferguson in Scotland, she is a testament to expert craftsmanship — and has stood the test of time with her classic Edwardian looks and fresh contemporary updates.

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As Minona , she served in the British Royal Navy in both World War I and World War II, serving as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel between 1914 and 1920, and in 1939 as HMS Minona. During her time as the flagship and base for His Majesty’s Deep Sea Rescue Tug Services in Scotland, she was responsible for saving the lives of crewmen from over 1,100 vessels.

On being relieved from her wartime duty, Minona went on to have a couple of different owners during the 1940s and ’50s, and during that period she also underwent a significant refit converting her from steam to diesel. It was during the 1960s that the then-named Odysseia made headlines when chartered by Richard Burton and his wife Elizabeth Taylor, and thus began her dalliance with glitz and glamour.

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As a frequent guest of Aristotle Onassis aboard his yacht Christina O , Burton was inspired to purchase the classic yacht as a congratulatory gift for Taylor after she earned an Academy Award for her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? The yacht was subsequently renamed Kalizma , after the stars’ children Kate, Liza and Maria, and refurbished with all new interiors said to have cost more than twice her asking price. Adorned with an art collection with works by Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, and an extensive library, she became their floating home for the next decade.

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It was on board Kalizma while berthed on the River Thames that Burton presented Taylor with the 33-carat Krupp Diamond, also known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond. Then, while berthed in Monaco, he gave her the record-breaking $1.5m 69-carat Cartier diamond, which arrived under police escort. Taylor wore the jewel, which became known as the Taylor-Burton Diamond, for the first time on a necklace at Princess Grace’s 40th birthday party.

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A number of royalty, including Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier III, and distinguished personalities such as Rex Harrison and Tennessee Williams, were later guests of the most famous Hollywood couple during their high-profile ownership.

Kalizma has gone on to have a number of owners since then, including serial classic yacht owner Peter de Savary. Kalizma was de Savary’s flagship and floating headquarters for the British team at the 1983 America’s Cup challenge, hosting several spectators in Newport.

Acquired by Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya in 2006, and then by philanthropist Shirish Saraf in 2019, she has since been fully restored, rejuvenating her old-world charm with all the luxuries and amenities expected of a modern superyacht. Today she is available to charter in the Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific with accommodation for 10 guests in five staterooms, including a stunning master suite, two doubles and two twins.

From €90,000 to €100,000 (approx. $101,800 to $113,100) per week. Contact Tim Morley, founder, [email protected], +33 680 863 091, morley-yachts.com

Shenandoah of Sark

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Key facts Builder: Townsend & Downey Built: 1902 Refit: 1972, 1996, 2018 LOA: 178 ft Number of guests: 10 Crew: 12

Built at the turn of a century for American banker Charles Fahnestock, Shenandoah , as she was then known, was one of the most high-profile yachts of her age and a symbol of one the most glamorous eras in yachting. Delivered in 1902 by the Townsend & Downey Shipyard in New York, she quickly gained a reputation not only for her celebrated design but for the parties held on board.

During these formative years Shenandoah played host to some of the world’s most powerful families and international royalty while in her homeport of Newport, Rhode Island. A few years later, Fahnestock retired and sailed her to the Mediterranean, where her reputation as one of the most elegant sailing yachts on the circuit was solidified, with parties held along the Côte d’Azur and Amalfi Coast becoming the most sought-after ticket for the yachting fraternity.

While cruising the Mediterranean, Shenandoah turned the head of German aristocrat Landrat Walter von Bruining, who went on to purchase the three-masted schooner and rechristened her Lasca II. Under Bruining’s ownership, Lasca II spent time in Germany and England, where he enjoyed just one summer in Cowes on the Isle of Wight before World War I broke out.

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Commandeered by the British, she subsequently became the property of British shipbuilder Sir John Esplen, who reinstated her previous name and installed two engines on board. Shenandoah then went through a number of different names and owners, including an Italian prince and the Danish sculpture philanthropist, Viggo Jarl, between the wars. Jarl endowed a substantial part of his fortune on the renamed Atlantide, updating her with new diesel engines and an electricity plant, and embarking on a series of long passages to the West Indies and through the Panama Canal to South America.

At the onset of World War II, Jarl returned to Europe and hid Atlantide from the Nazis, removing her masts and engines to render her useless to either side. Surviving the war, and with her engines and masts reinstated on board, Atlantide continued to turn heads wherever she cruised, and also welcomed European royalty on board, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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After surviving two World Wars, Atlantide’s run of good fortune was apparently over. During the next few decades she went ‘underground’ and is rumored to have seen her fair share of smugglers and gamblers, cruising throughout the Americas and Caribbean, before ending up in the Mediterranean, where she was seized by the French government in a tax scandal.

Following many years of neglect, she was rescued in 1972 by the inventor of the Bic ballpoint pen, Baron Marcel Bich. Restored to her former splendor and christened Shenandoah once again, Bich sailed the yacht back to America as a spectator boat for the America’s Cup — the first time she had been back to her original homeport of Newport for over 70 years.

Shenandoah spent several years under Bich’s ownership, immaculately maintained, before being purchased by industrialist Philip Bommer. Having witnessed Shenandoah sailing when he was just 13, Bommer had spent the ensuing two decades dreaming about owning her, and in 1986 his ambition was fulfilled. Extensively refit and restored once again, Shenandoah became a renowned charter yacht, before once again entering years of neglect.

Rescued once again, refit and refurbished, Shenandoah was an America’s Cup spectator for the second time, this time in New Zealand in 2000, before competing in the Millennium Cup superyacht regatta. Five circumnavigations later, with a number of successful transatlantic races and classic regattas under her belt, and via a number of owners and award-winning refits, the rechristened Shenandoah of Sark is today a perfectly preserved piece of sailing history.

From €110,000 (approx. $124,400) per week. Contact Burgess Yachts, +44 20 7766 4300,  burgessyachts.com

Christina O

Christina O yacht

Key facts Builder: Canadian Vickers Built: 1943 Refit: 1954, 2001, 2015, 2018 LOA: 325.3 ft Number of guests: 34 Crew: 3

Christina O is a part of yachting legend. Arguably the most famous classic yacht still afloat, the fabled yacht of Aristotle Socrates Onassis has regularly entertained some of the world’s most powerful and famous people. She may not be a classic beauty like Delphine and Talitha but, thanks to the lavish parties hosted aboard by Onassis, with guest lists full of some of the most well-known names of the time, including Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Christina (as she was then known) regularly featured in newspapers and on the cover of glossy magazines.

Becoming a part of the zeitgeist of her era — and as famous as some of the Hollywood stars who came aboard — she remains today a visible symbol of the glamorous lifestyle enjoyed by the yachting crowd from the late 1950s throughout the ’60s.

Originally built in 1943 as a Canadian naval frigate, Christina O remains the largest North American-built yacht still afloat. Purchased by well-known yacht owner and Greek shipping magnate Onassis in 1954, she was converted into the yacht that she is today. It is rumored that Onassis purchased the then-named HMCS Stormont for its scrap value of $34,000, and then spent over $4m converting the surplus anti-submarine frigate into the luxury yacht Christina, named after his firstborn child.

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In those days this was a vast sum of money, but the investment paid off. Not only did Christina hugely enhance his status and fortune — as a venue for hosting businessmen and politicians, as well as film stars — but she also served as the backdrop for his famous romantic relationships, including his love affair with the renowned soprano Maria Callas. It was on board the converted frigate that John F. Kennedy met his idol Winston Churchill during a dinner hosted by Onassis, and a decade later where Onassis began his courtship of the widowed Jackie Kennedy. The yacht was even their wedding venue.

Despite seeing some deterioration under the ownership of the Greek government, Christina O has been refurbished and refitted; today she retains the fantastic opulence Onassis so extravagantly bestowed on her. In fact, she positively oozes ’50s Hollywood glamor; it could even be said she has only improved with age. As an in-demand charter yacht, her eternal appeal to a modern clientele is proven.

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All the modern comforts and luxuries that are expected on a luxury yacht seamlessly blend with her original features. All of the 17 guest suites have been refurbished, yet maintain the pastel decor selected by style icon Jackie O. The original, mosaic-tiled pool that transforms into a dance floor has also been restored, while the famous Ari’s barstools retain their original upholstery, believed to be sperm-whale foreskin — now there’s a conversation starter when you are perched at the bar.

Christina O is currently cruising the Caribbean and will be available for charter throughout the summer in the Mediterranean. The perfect yacht for large family groups or event charters, her SOLAS status allows up to 34 guests to cruise in total comfort in 17 double staterooms, 14 of which can be converted into twin staterooms.

From €620,000 to €700,000 (approx. $692,000 to $790,000) per week. Contact Morley Yachts, [email protected] , +33 680 863 091, morley-yachts.com

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Key facts Builder: Camper & Nicholsons Built: 1928 Refit: 1947, 2009, 2013, 2018 LOA: 147 ft Number of guests: 16 Crew: 12

With a unique and historic pedigree, the Camper & Nicholsons-built Grace has led many lives during almost a century afloat. Built as a luxury yacht in 1928 and originally christened Monica, she was used by the British as part of the war effort. While serving in the Royal Navy as HMS Rion, she sadly suffered serious damage as part of the Dunkirk evacuation fleet.

Rescued by Aristotle Onassis in 1951 and renamed Arion , she played host to iconic figures like Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Taylor. On hearing of Prince Rainier’s engagement to Grace Kelly in 1955, Onassis presented the classic motor yacht to them as a gift for their forthcoming 1956 nuptials.

She was renamed Deo Juvante II , and the couple honeymooned aboard her, cruising Corsica and Sardinia. Acquired by the current owners in 2007, she spent more than two years in the shipyard being restored to her former glory and having additional superyacht luxuries installed, including air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

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Rechristened Grace , she is available for charter in the Galápagos Islands for up to 16 guests and 12 crew. Great attention to detail has been given to restoring her original features, including the original brass ship’s wheel from 1927, which is still inscribed with the yacht’s original name. The master suite, known as the Grace Kelly Suite, is in the original location, while two further master suites and two twin-bedded cabins are all decorated to the highest standards.

Her communal guest areas feature period-style, custom furniture in keeping with her elegant build. In addition to her alfresco dining and lounging areas and hot tub, the toybox is geared towards exploring the Galápagos National Park and includes kayaks, snorkeling equipment and two Zodiac tenders.

From $129,000 to $139,000 per week. Dominic Meredith Hardy, director, [email protected] , +44 781 840 3524, classic-charters.com

Delphine yacht

Key facts Builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works Refit yard: Scheepswerf Zeebrugge Built: 1921 Refit: 1926, 1997, 2003, 2016 LOA: 258 ft Number of guests: 26, 150 day guests Crew: 26

Commissioned by auto magnate Horace Dodge and named after his only daughter, Delphine is the largest steam-powered yacht ever to be built in the US. Sadly, Horace never got to see the launch of this third private yacht he built, as he passed away just a year before her delivery. However, his wife Anna and their family loved and cherished Delphine , cruising on board her in the Great Lakes and along the East Coast, hosting cocktail parties on board.

With all her luxuries, including 10 magnificent staterooms, a music room, card room, dining room and smoking room, and a crew of 55, she positively defined 1920s East Coast glamor. In 1926, while she was docked on the Hudson River in Manhattan, two cabins caught fire, and with too much water poured in by the fire department, Delphine sank. Unwilling to live without her, the Dodge family salvaged her from the deep and restored her faithfully, with some additional renovations to her interior.

She suffered further, minor damage when she ran aground in the Great Lakes, before being repaired and acquired by the United States Navy at the start of the war to become the flagship for Admiral Ernest King, commander-in-chief of the US Fleet and chief of US Naval Operations during World War II. While still in service as USS Dauntless, she reputedly hosted Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Viatcheslav Molotov as they met with Admiral King to discuss war strategies and prepare the Yalta Convention.

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Reacquired by the Dodge family after the war, she was restored to a private yacht and rechristened Delphine once again. Over the next three decades Delphine sailed under numerous ownerships and different names, including almost 20 years spent as a training ship for merchant seamen, until finally being sold (for scrap metal prices) in 1997.

Having crossed the Atlantic for the first time and berthed in the Mediterranean, she was towed to Bruges, Belgium, where she underwent a six-year, $60m restoration. Her new Belgian owner scoured museums and archives for Delphine’s original blueprints, in an effort to ensure that the engineering and architectural refit was faithful to her original design, right down to the 20-ft-tall quadruple steam engines, six-person Turkish bath and hairdressing salon. Even her bespoke tenders, handmade from Honduran mahogany, remain exactly as they were when she was brand new.

Rechristened in 2003 as Delphine by HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco , she is today the largest luxury yacht of her era with her original steam engines still in service. To put that into context, her 6-ft-tall propellers are powered by water converted into vapor pressure by diesel fuel. She consumes 600 liters an hour at cruising speeds. When you consider that many modern motor yachts of a similar size use more than 1,000 liters of fuel an hour, Delphine could almost be considered environmentally friendly. Full steam ahead.

$400,000 per week. Contact Lionel Lebugle, manager, [email protected] , +33 621 282 496, ss-delphine.cruises

Haida classic yacht

Key facts Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft Refit yard: Pendennis Built: 1929 Refit: 2018 LOA: 233 ft Number of guests: 12 Crew: 18

At the time of her launch in 1929, this clipper-bow yacht was christened Haida , after the native people of Alaska and British Columbia. It is the name for which she is best known, and to which she has recently reverted following a comprehensive refit. However, the iconic Haida has sailed through a succession of adventures and has had many different names during her storied life.

Haida’s original commissioning owner spent over a decade cruising the west coast of America, pursuing his interests in marine science and fishing. In 1940, the oceangoing yacht was commandeered for service in World War II by the US Navy. She had a heroic naval career, saving many lives and protecting key installations while patrolling San Francisco Bay.

In 1946, post war, she returned to her role as a private yacht and moved to Alexandria in Egypt, where she cruised for five years before moving to the French Riviera in 1952 — just in time for the birth of the Mediterranean yachting scene.

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She has resided in the Mediterranean ever since, under various ownerships of dedicated, high-profile owners, including Löel Guinness, becoming one of the world’s most famous superyachts.

Haida’s recent, award-winning refit by the renowned Pendennis Shipyard has combined the grandeur and elegance of 1930s yachting with state-of-the-art superyacht luxuries. Despite replacing over 100 tons of steel within her hull structure, Haida 1929 (as she is now known) retains the sophisticated and timeless exterior lines originally designed by Cox & Stevens.

Even the original Krupp engines remain, thought to be the oldest working engines of their type. Deck spaces are generous, especially on the recently extended sun deck, which has been split around her iconic funnel. Period furniture and artworks re-create the charm and ambience of her heritage, while a light color palette and modern amenities have been integrated.

Her notable features include a barber shop, spa, hammam, biofuel fireplace, indoor and outdoor cinemas, and stepped pool. Elegant and refined, Haida 1929 is a truly original classic. Refit project management by Edmiston Yachts.

Contact [email protected] , edmiston.com

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Key facts Builder: Georgi Dimitrov Built: 1962 Refit: 2018 LOA: 213ft Number of guests: 12 Crew: 17

She may not hail from the golden era of yachting like other classic yachts her size, but this former Soviet spy ship is certainly not short on history. A true gentleman’s yacht, La Sultana has led many lives during her 50-plus years afloat. Originally built in 1962 in Bulgaria for use as a passenger ferry, Aji-Petri (as she was then known) was the fifth of a series of 12 ships that carried passengers and cargo through the Black Sea between the ports of Istanbul and Yalta.

She became a Soviet spy ship in the early 1970s when the Soviet Union took over the entire fleet of passenger ferries operating in the Black Sea to use for military purposes. Officially, she was in service in the North Atlantic for the International Telecommunication Union; however, in reality she was being used to eavesdrop and intercept radio telecommunications between the US and the UK. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Aji-Petri resumed her position as a passenger ferry before being used, in her original form, as a pleasure yacht in Tunisia.

La Sultana yacht interior

Some 50 years after her build, she was discovered by a French gentleman. It was during a colossal seven-year, multimillion-dollar restoration in Casablanca that the yard unearthed several espionage instruments, including a radioactivity detector and several electronic devices from the Cold War. With the addition of her raised bow, touch-and-go helipad, machinery, piping and wiring, commercial engine and a huge keel, the rechristened La Sultana emerged from the shipyard as a majestic cruising yacht.

Today, her striking interior features Art Deco touches that draw inspiration from the stylish vessels of the 1920s, while the Arabian Nights-inspired decor is both eccentric and exotic. The new layout features an indoor 16-ft counter-current swimming pool and hammam, and seven luxurious staterooms, including a vast master suite on the upper deck, two VIP staterooms on the main deck, and four staterooms on the lower deck, all with en suites — quite a difference from the original build with its 102 cabins.

Her large deck areas include lots of relaxation and entertainment areas, as well as a classically styled spa pool on the foredeck, located forward of the new helipad. With more than a nod to the golden age of yachting, the rebuilt La Sultana is a classic motor yacht for modern times.

€12,500,000 (approx. $14,095,937). Contact Charles Ehrardt, senior sales broker, [email protected] , camperandnicholsons.com

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Builder: Camper & Nicholsons Refit: Pendennis Built: 1937 Refit: 2015 LOA: 164 ft Number of guests: 10 Crew: 11

Designed by Charles E Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1937, Malahne is one of just a handful of British-built, pre-war motor yachts to have survived into the 21st century. Originally commissioned by William Stephenson, head of the British arm of the Woolworth store chain and a passionate yachtsman, this classic 1930s gentleman’s yacht has led a glamorous and colorful life, with many ups and downs. Stephenson owned both the J-Class yacht Velsheda and Malahne , and named them after his daughters Velma, Sheila and Daphne, with the first few letters of their names forming ‘Velsheda’ and the last few letters ‘ Malahne .’

She spent her first few years cruising the Mediterranean, and crossed the Atlantic a number of times before being handed over for military needs during World War II. During her time serving as a patrol cruiser in the English Channel, Malahne also participated in the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk.

Post war, Malahne passed through a few different hands before being acquired by the legendary Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel, who anchored her off Jordan to be used as a floating office while shooting Lawrence of Arabia. On retiring from her filming duties, Malahne became a fixture along the glittering Côte d’Azur, where Spiegel entertained Hollywood A-listers including Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Jack Nicholson. She also starred in the 1973 murder mystery The Last of Sheila , starring Raquel Welch.

Malahne deck

A decade later, she was sold to a Saudi sheikh who renamed her Adel XII and changed her beyond recognition, with an almost sacrilegious angular new superstructure and modern interior quite out of keeping with her classic past. Twenty years later, she passed into more sympathetic hands, and underwent a hugely ambitious restoration at the British shipyard Pendennis. The restoration experts there sought to bring her back to her original classic yacht form, but with the addition of a few 21st-century comforts.

While Pendennis worked on recreating her original hull form and undoing the damage wrought by the previous owner, classic yacht experts GL Watson & Co were drafted to rework her exterior lines; meanwhile, design experts from Oliver Laws — who designed the Art Deco interiors of the Connaught hotel and Claridge’s — set to work on her interior, producing a design more faithful to the original, including a number of original antique 1930s pieces but with a modern Art Deco twist.

Today, thanks to such a comprehensive and sympathetic refit by her devoted British owner, Malahne is a tribute to modern engineering and British craftsmanship. One of the finest classic yachts for charter , she features state-of-the-art equipment and Art Deco interior styling. Were he still alive, there’s no doubt that Sinatra would be delighted to tap his dancing shoes once again on board her stunningly restored teak decks.

From €145,000 to €165,000 (approx. $164,000 to $186,6500) per week. Contact Michaela Beitz-Biggi, head of charter fleet management, [email protected] , +44 207 495 5151, edmiston.com

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Key facts Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft Refit: Devonport Yachts Built: 1930 Refit: 1993, 2009 LOA: 262 ft Number of guests: 12 Crew: 20

With her flared clipper bow, impressive funnels and traditional counter stern, there couldn’t be a more classic-looking yacht reflecting the golden age of yachting than Talitha . Originally commissioned by Russell Algar of the Packard Motor Car Company, the originally named Reveler was sadly not yet delivered by the German shipyard F. Krupp in Kiel when Algar died.

Sold to Charles McCann of the Woolworth family and renamed Chalena, she was later requisitioned by the US Maritime Commission in 1942, and entered service as a gunboat with new armaments mounted fore and aft. Operating under her new military name of USS Beaumont in the waters between Midway Island and Pearl Harbor, she survived the war without serious incident, and in 1946 was decommissioned and returned to private ownership.

Post war, like many of her classic cousins, she spent many years lying abandoned — in her case on the Greek island of Petali, before being rescued by the Australian film producer Robert Stigwood and renamed Jezebel. Stigwood spent millions restoring much of her original elegance, with the addition of modern comforts including air conditioning and satellite communications systems.

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Described by The New York Times as a “floating fantasy,” she featured a re-design of the distinctive clipper bow and new teak decks but, sadly, it wasn’t to last and, following some engine problems, she was laid up once again in the late 1980s. In 1993 she was brought to the attention of her next and current owner Sir John Paul Getty Jr.

Under the guidance of legendary designer Jon Bannenberg, she was painstakingly restored to her former glory, with both exterior and interior redesign and brand new engines. The addition of a pair of funnels and an extended wheelhouse was at the time criticized by many, but Bannenberg’s vision proved them wrong when the renamed Talitha G (named after Getty’s second wife) was relaunched to great acclaim, with more than a nod to her 1930s design.

One of the most detailed, distinctive and beautiful classic motor yachts to be relaunched in recent times, Talitha is suitably reflective of an incredibly glamorous era of yachting. Featuring an all-new Art Deco interior with all of the trappings of a modern classic, she is a real head-turner, not only for the Hollywood celebrities spotted on board, but for her own stunning looks.

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Builder: Brooke Marine Built: 1939 Refit: 1999, 2016, 2019 LOA : 115 ft Number of guests: 8 Crew: 5

Delivered in 1939 by British shipyard Brooks Motor Craft, the classic sailing yacht Eros has led a colorful past, with lords, ladies and royalty all captivated by her charm and beautiful lines over her eight decades afloat. Originally christened Jeanry , she was commissioned for the daughter and son-in-law of a British lord who unfortunately spent very little time on board her before she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy to participate in the evacuation efforts at Dunkirk during World War II.

Following the end of her wartime service she went on to be owned by Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, second only to Aristotle Onassis in the shipping magnate stakes and also the first man to be called a billionaire. Niarchos rechristened her Eros in honor of the Greek god of love and passion, and under his ownership the wooden schooner became a fixture on the Mediterranean yachting circuit, hosting the cream of European society, including King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.

Niarchos gifted the newlyweds the use of Eros along with his private Greek island, Spetsopoula, for their honeymoon in 1962. The island also hosted Prince Charles and Princess Diana for the latter part of their honeymoon while they cruised through the Mediterranean and Aegean on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Eros went on to change ownership just one more time before being rescued by her current owner in 1992. Meticulously restored to her original grandeur over the course of 18 years, she was relaunched in 2016 and now offers the refinement of a bygone era combined with the latest superyacht luxuries. Retaining many original details, including the Admiralty bronze fittings of the ship’s bell and restored Burmese teak planks, her complete overhaul involved repairs and replacements to her steel structure, and over 20,000 new bronze bolts, among many other things.

Today, Eros offers charter guests the chance to experience genuine sailing on a stunning classic yacht, either cruising in the Caribbean or Mediterranean or racing in classic regattas in the Caribbean and New England. Boasting state-of-the-art technology, 22 hydraulically assisted winches and 9,000 sq ft of sail, Eros can reach speeds of up to 10 knots under sail.

And for those looking to simply sit back and relax, her four guest cabins include a master stateroom with private en suite featuring a Jacuzzi bath, a double stateroom with en suite, and two twin cabins with shared bathroom. Out on deck, she boasts numerous seating and lounging areas for socializing, relaxing and alfresco dining.

Eros also offers plenty of on-the-water entertainment, with a great selection of water toys for her more active guests to enjoy.

From $44,000 to $48,000 per week. Contact Dominic Meredith Hardy, director, [email protected] , +44 781 840 3524, classic-charters.com

[See also: What Do We Know About Jeff Bezos and his Yacht?]

This article appears in the 04 Mar 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Spring 2022

Miriam Cain

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Admired for their elegance and desired wherever they go, classic yachts attract a large number of owners and charterers. For those wanting a genuine sailing experience or who want to capture the real romance and thrill of yachting, these historic beauties have an enduring appeal. Every classic has a unique story to tell — whether it’s racing with royalty or hosting the Hollywood elite, or perhaps even serving in the war effort.

And each of the yachts featured here defined the glamor of her respective era. But what is it about these storied vessels that makes every generation of owners prepared to sink time and financial resources into their restoration? Here are 10 of the most exquisite classic yachts afloat today, a handful of which are available for the yacht aficionado to charter or even own.

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Kalizma served in the British Royal Navy in both World War I and World War II / ©Morley Yachts

Builder:  Ramage & Ferguson Built:  1906 Refit:  1955, 1991, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2020 LOA:  150.1 ft Number of guests:  10 Crew:  10

One of the finest vintage yachts afloat,  Kalizma  (pictured top) has an iconic past with a tale steeped in history. Originally commissioned by Robert Stewart, vice commodore of the Royal Eastern Yacht Club (whose wealth came from his Scotch whisky distillery and estate),  Minona , as she was named upon her launch, was the first steam-powered yacht to have electric lighting.

Designed by naval architect GL Watson & Co, leading designers of their day, and built by Ramage & Ferguson in Scotland, she is a testament to expert craftsmanship — and has stood the test of time with her classic Edwardian looks and fresh contemporary updates.

As  Minona , she served in the British Royal Navy in both World War I and World War II, serving as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel between 1914 and 1920, and in 1939 as HMS Minona. During her time as the flagship and base for His Majesty’s Deep Sea Rescue Tug Services in Scotland, she was responsible for saving the lives of crewmen from over 1,100 vessels.

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The classic yacht was fully restored in 2020, rejuvenating her old-world charm / ©Morley Yachts

As a frequent guest of Aristotle Onassis aboard his yacht  Christina O , Burton was inspired to purchase the classic yacht as a congratulatory gift for Taylor after she earned an Academy Award for her performance in  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? The yacht was subsequently renamed  Kalizma , after the stars’ children Kate, Liza and Maria, and refurbished with all new interiors said to have cost more than twice her asking price. Adorned with an art collection with works by Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, and an extensive library, she became their floating home for the next decade.

It was on board  Kalizma  while berthed on the River Thames that Burton presented Taylor with the 33-carat Krupp Diamond, also known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond. Then, while berthed in Monaco, he gave her the record-breaking $1.5m 69-carat Cartier diamond, which arrived under police escort. Taylor wore the jewel, which became known as the Taylor-Burton Diamond, for the first time on a necklace at Princess Grace’s 40th birthday party.

A number of royalty, including Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier III, and distinguished personalities such as Rex Harrison and Tennessee Williams, were later guests of the most famous Hollywood couple during their high-profile ownership.

Kalizma  has gone on to have a number of owners since then, including serial classic yacht owner Peter de Savary.  Kalizma  was de Savary’s flagship and floating headquarters for the British team at the 1983 America’s Cup challenge, hosting several spectators in Newport.

Acquired by Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya in 2006, and then by philanthropist Shirish Saraf in 2019, she has since been fully restored, rejuvenating her old-world charm with all the luxuries and amenities expected of a modern superyacht. Today she is available to charter in the Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific with accommodation for 10 guests in five staterooms, including a stunning master suite, two doubles and two twins.

From €90,000 to €100,000 (approx. $101,800 to $113,100) per week. Contact Tim Morley, founder, [email protected], +33 680 863 091, morley-yachts.com

  • Shenandoah of Sark

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Shenandoah of Sark is a symbol of one the most glamorous eras in yachting / Courtesy of Burgess Yachts

Builder:  Townsend & Downey Built:  1902 Refit:  1972, 1996, 2018 LOA:  178 ft Number of guests:  10 Crew:  12

Built at the turn of a century for American banker Charles Fahnestock,  Shenandoah , as she was then known, was one of the most high-profile yachts of her age and a symbol of one the most glamorous eras in yachting. Delivered in 1902 by the Townsend & Downey Shipyard in New York, she quickly gained a reputation not only for her celebrated design but for the parties held on board.

During these formative years  Shenandoah  played host to some of the world’s most powerful families and international royalty while in her homeport of Newport, Rhode Island. A few years later, Fahnestock retired and sailed her to the Mediterranean, where her reputation as one of the most elegant sailing yachts on the circuit was solidified, with parties held along the Côte d’Azur and Amalfi Coast becoming the most sought-after ticket for the yachting fraternity.

While cruising the Mediterranean,  Shenandoah  turned the head of German aristocrat Landrat Walter von Bruining, who went on to purchase the three-masted schooner and rechristened her Lasca II. Under Bruining’s ownership, Lasca II spent time in Germany and England, where he enjoyed just one summer in Cowes on the Isle of Wight before World War I broke out.

Commandeered by the British, she subsequently became the property of British shipbuilder Sir John Esplen, who reinstated her previous name and installed two engines on board.  Shenandoah  then went through a number of different names and owners, including an Italian prince and the Danish sculpture philanthropist, Viggo Jarl, between the wars. Jarl endowed a substantial part of his fortune on the renamed Atlantide, updating her with new diesel engines and an electricity plant, and embarking on a series of long passages to the West Indies and through the Panama Canal to South America.

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Shenandoah of Sark is today a perfectly preserved piece of sailing history / Courtesy of Burgess Yachts

After surviving two World Wars, Atlantide’s run of good fortune was apparently over. During the next few decades she went ‘underground’ and is rumored to have seen her fair share of smugglers and gamblers, cruising throughout the Americas and Caribbean, before ending up in the Mediterranean, where she was seized by the French government in a tax scandal.

Following many years of neglect, she was rescued in 1972 by the inventor of the Bic ballpoint pen, Baron Marcel Bich. Restored to her former splendor and christened  Shenandoah  once again, Bich sailed the yacht back to America as a spectator boat for the America’s Cup — the first time she had been back to her original homeport of Newport for over 70 years.

Shenandoah  spent several years under Bich’s ownership, immaculately maintained, before being purchased by industrialist Philip Bommer. Having witnessed  Shenandoah  sailing when he was just 13, Bommer had spent the ensuing two decades dreaming about owning her, and in 1986 his ambition was fulfilled. Extensively refit and restored once again,  Shenandoah  became a renowned charter yacht, before once again entering years of neglect.

Rescued once again, refit and refurbished,  Shenandoah  was an America’s Cup spectator for the second time, this time in New Zealand in 2000, before competing in the Millennium Cup superyacht regatta. Five circumnavigations later, with a number of successful transatlantic races and classic regattas under her belt, and via a number of owners and award-winning refits, the rechristened  Shenandoah of Sark  is today a perfectly preserved piece of sailing history.

  • Christina O

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Christina O is arguably the most famous classic yacht still afloat / ©Stef Bravin

Builder:  Canadian Vickers Built:  1943 Refit:  1954, 2001, 2015, 2018 LOA:  325.3 ft Number of guests:  34 Crew:  3

Christina O  is a part of yachting legend. Arguably the most famous classic yacht still afloat, the fabled yacht of Aristotle Socrates Onassis has regularly entertained some of the world’s most powerful and famous people. She may not be a classic beauty like Delphine and Talitha but, thanks to the lavish parties hosted aboard by Onassis, with guest lists full of some of the most well-known names of the time, including Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Christina (as she was then known) regularly featured in newspapers and on the cover of glossy magazines.

Becoming a part of the zeitgeist of her era — and as famous as some of the Hollywood stars who came aboard — she remains today a visible symbol of the glamorous lifestyle enjoyed by the yachting crowd from the late 1950s throughout the ’60s.

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As an in-demand charter yacht, her eternal appeal to a modern clientele is proven / ©Stef Bravin

In those days this was a vast sum of money, but the investment paid off. Not only did Christina hugely enhance his status and fortune — as a venue for hosting businessmen and politicians, as well as film stars — but she also served as the backdrop for his famous romantic relationships, including his love affair with the renowned soprano Maria Callas. It was on board the converted frigate that John F. Kennedy met his idol Winston Churchill during a dinner hosted by Onassis, and a decade later where Onassis began his courtship of the widowed Jackie Kennedy. The yacht was even their wedding venue.

Despite seeing some deterioration under the ownership of the Greek government,  Christina O  has been refurbished and refitted; today she retains the fantastic opulence Onassis so extravagantly bestowed on her. In fact, she positively oozes ’50s Hollywood glamor; it could even be said she has only improved with age. As an in-demand charter yacht, her eternal appeal to a modern clientele is proven.

All the modern comforts and luxuries that are expected on a luxury yacht seamlessly blend with her original features. All of the 17 guest suites have been refurbished, yet maintain the pastel decor selected by style icon Jackie O. The original, mosaic-tiled pool that transforms into a dance floor has also been restored, while the famous Ari’s barstools retain their original upholstery, believed to be sperm-whale foreskin — now there’s a conversation starter when you are perched at the bar.

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Christina O is the perfect yacht for large family groups or event charters / ©Stef Bravin

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The Camper & Nicholsons-built Grace has led many lives during almost a century afloat / ©Classic Charters

Builder:  Camper & Nicholsons Built:  1928 Refit:  1947, 2009, 2013, 2018 LOA:  147 ft Number of guests:  16 Crew:  12

With a unique and historic pedigree, the Camper & Nicholsons-built  Grace  has led many lives during almost a century afloat. Built as a luxury yacht in 1928 and originally christened Monica, she was used by the British as part of the war effort. While serving in the Royal Navy as HMS Rion, she sadly suffered serious damage as part of the Dunkirk evacuation fleet.

Rescued by Aristotle Onassis in 1951 and renamed  Arion , she played host to iconic figures like Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Taylor. On hearing of Prince Rainier’s engagement to Grace Kelly in 1955, Onassis presented the classic motor yacht to them as a gift for their forthcoming 1956 nuptials.

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Grace is available for charter in the Galápagos Islands for up to 16 guests and 12 crew / ©Classic Charters

Rechristened  Grace , she is available for charter in the Galápagos Islands for up to 16 guests and 12 crew. Great attention to detail has been given to restoring her original features, including the original brass ship’s wheel from 1927, which is still inscribed with the yacht’s original name. The master suite, known as the Grace Kelly Suite, is in the original location, while two further master suites and two twin-bedded cabins are all decorated to the highest standards.

Her communal guest areas feature period-style, custom furniture in keeping with her elegant build. In addition to her alfresco dining and lounging areas and hot tub, the toybox is geared towards exploring the Galápagos National Park and includes kayaks, snorkeling equipment and two Zodiac tenders.

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Delphine is the largest steam-powered yacht ever to be built in the US / ©SS Delphine Cruises

Builder:  Great Lakes Engineering Works Refit yard:  Scheepswerf Zeebrugge Built:  1921 Refit:  1926, 1997, 2003, 2016 LOA:  258 ft Number of guests:  26, 150 day guests Crew:  26

Commissioned by auto magnate Horace Dodge and named after his only daughter,  Delphine  is the largest steam-powered yacht ever to be built in the US. Sadly, Horace never got to see the launch of this third private yacht he built, as he passed away just a year before her delivery. However, his wife Anna and their family loved and cherished  Delphine , cruising on board her in the Great Lakes and along the East Coast, hosting cocktail parties on board.

With all her luxuries, including 10 magnificent staterooms, a music room, card room, dining room and smoking room, and a crew of 55, she positively defined 1920s East Coast glamor. In 1926, while she was docked on the Hudson River in Manhattan, two cabins caught fire, and with too much water poured in by the fire department,  Delphine  sank. Unwilling to live without her, the Dodge family salvaged her from the deep and restored her faithfully, with some additional renovations to her interior.

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Delphine the largest luxury classic yacht of her era with her original steam engines still in service / ©SS Delphine Cruises

Reacquired by the Dodge family after the war, she was restored to a private yacht and rechristened  Delphine  once again. Over the next three decades  Delphine  sailed under numerous ownerships and different names, including almost 20 years spent as a training ship for merchant seamen, until finally being sold (for scrap metal prices) in 1997.

Having crossed the Atlantic for the first time and berthed in the Mediterranean, she was towed to Bruges, Belgium, where she underwent a six-year, $60m restoration. Her new Belgian owner scoured museums and archives for  Delphine’s  original blueprints, in an effort to ensure that the engineering and architectural refit was faithful to her original design, right down to the 20-ft-tall quadruple steam engines, six-person Turkish bath and hairdressing salon. Even her bespoke tenders, handmade from Honduran mahogany, remain exactly as they were when she was brand new.

Rechristened in 2003 as  Delphine  by HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, she is today the largest luxury yacht of her era with her original steam engines still in service. To put that into context, her 6-ft-tall propellers are powered by water converted into vapor pressure by diesel fuel. She consumes 600 liters an hour at cruising speeds. When you consider that many modern motor yachts of a similar size use more than 1,000 liters of fuel an hour,  Delphine  could almost be considered environmentally friendly. Full steam ahead.

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The iconic Haida has sailed through a succession of adventures / ©Edmiston Yachts

Builder:  Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft Refit yard:  Pendennis Built:  1929 Refit:  2018 LOA:  233 ft Number of guests:  12 Crew:  18

At the time of her launch in 1929, this clipper-bow yacht was christened  Haida , after the native people of Alaska and British Columbia. It is the name for which she is best known, and to which she has recently reverted following a comprehensive refit. However, the iconic  Haida  has sailed through a succession of adventures and has had many different names during her storied life.

Haida’s  original commissioning owner spent over a decade cruising the west coast of America, pursuing his interests in marine science and fishing. In 1940, the oceangoing yacht was commandeered for service in World War II by the US Navy. She had a heroic naval career, saving many lives and protecting key installations while patrolling San Francisco Bay.

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Haida’s recent, award-winning refit by Pendennis has combined the grandeur of 1930s yachting with state-of-the-art superyacht luxuries / ©Edmiston Yachts

She has resided in the Mediterranean ever since, under various ownerships of dedicated, high-profile owners, including Löel Guinness, becoming one of the world’s most famous superyachts.

Haida’s  recent, award-winning refit by the renowned  Pendennis Shipyard  has combined the grandeur and elegance of 1930s yachting with state-of-the-art superyacht luxuries. Despite replacing over 100 tons of steel within her hull structure,  Haida 1929  (as she is now known) retains the sophisticated and timeless exterior lines originally designed by Cox & Stevens.

Even the original Krupp engines remain, thought to be the oldest working engines of their type. Deck spaces are generous, especially on the recently extended sun deck, which has been split around her iconic funnel. Period furniture and artworks re-create the charm and ambience of her heritage, while a light color palette and modern amenities have been integrated.

Her notable features include a barber shop, spa, hammam, biofuel fireplace, indoor and outdoor cinemas, and stepped pool. Elegant and refined, Haida 1929 is a truly original classic. Refit project management by Edmiston Yachts.

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La Sultana has led many lives during her 50-plus years afloat / ©Camper & Nicholsons

Builder:  Georgi Dimitrov Built:  1962 Refit:  2018 LOA:  213ft Number of guests:  12 Crew:  17

She may not hail from the golden era of yachting like other classic yachts her size, but this former Soviet spy ship is certainly not short on history. A true gentleman’s yacht,  La Sultana  has led many lives during her 50-plus years afloat. Originally built in 1962 in Bulgaria for use as a passenger ferry,  Aji-Petri  (as she was then known) was the fifth of a series of 12 ships that carried passengers and cargo through the Black Sea between the ports of Istanbul and Yalta.

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La Sultana’s striking interior features Art Deco touches that draw inspiration from the stylish vessels of the 1920s / ©Camper & Nicholsons

Some 50 years after her build, she was discovered by a French gentleman. It was during a colossal seven-year, multimillion-dollar restoration in Casablanca that the yard unearthed several espionage instruments, including a radioactivity detector and several electronic devices from the Cold War. With the addition of her raised bow, touch-and-go helipad, machinery, piping and wiring, commercial engine and a huge keel, the rechristened  La Sultana  emerged from the shipyard as a majestic cruising yacht.

Today, her striking interior features Art Deco touches that draw inspiration from the stylish vessels of the 1920s, while the Arabian Nights-inspired decor is both eccentric and exotic. The new layout features an indoor 16-ft counter-current swimming pool and hammam, and seven luxurious staterooms, including a vast master suite on the upper deck, two VIP staterooms on the main deck, and four staterooms on the lower deck, all with en suites — quite a difference from the original build with its 102 cabins.

Her large deck areas include lots of relaxation and entertainment areas, as well as a classically styled spa pool on the foredeck, located forward of the new helipad. With more than a nod to the golden age of yachting, the rebuilt La Sultana is a classic motor yacht for modern times.

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Malahne is one of just a handful of British-built, pre-war motor yachts to have survived into the 21st century / ©Edmiston

Builder:  Camper & Nicholsons Refit:  Pendennis Built:  1937 Refit:  2015 LOA:  164 ft Number of guests:  10 Crew:  11

Designed by Charles E Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1937,  Malahne  is one of just a handful of British-built, pre-war motor yachts to have survived into the 21st century. Originally commissioned by William Stephenson, head of the British arm of the Woolworth store chain and a passionate yachtsman, this classic 1930s gentleman’s yacht has led a glamorous and colorful life, with many ups and downs. Stephenson owned both the J-Class yacht  Velsheda  and  Malahne , and named them after his daughters Velma, Sheila and Daphne, with the first few letters of their names forming ‘Velsheda’ and the last few letters ‘ Malahne .’

She spent her first few years cruising the Mediterranean, and crossed the Atlantic a number of times before being handed over for military needs during World War II. During her time serving as a patrol cruiser in the English Channel,  Malahne  also participated in the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk.

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A 2015 refit produced a design more faithful to the original / ©Edmiston

A decade later, she was sold to a Saudi sheikh who renamed her  Adel XII  and changed her beyond recognition, with an almost sacrilegious angular new superstructure and modern interior quite out of keeping with her classic past. Twenty years later, she passed into more sympathetic hands, and underwent a hugely ambitious restoration at the British shipyard Pendennis. The restoration experts there sought to bring her back to her original classic yacht form, but with the addition of a few 21st-century comforts.

While Pendennis worked on recreating her original hull form and undoing the damage wrought by the previous owner, classic yacht experts GL Watson & Co were drafted to rework her exterior lines; meanwhile, design experts from Oliver Laws — who designed the Art Deco interiors of the  Connaught hotel and Claridge’s  — set to work on her interior, producing a design more faithful to the original, including a number of original antique 1930s pieces but with a modern Art Deco twist.

Today, thanks to such a comprehensive and sympathetic refit by her devoted British owner,  Malahne  is a tribute to modern engineering and British craftsmanship. One of the finest classic yachts for  charter , she features state-of-the-art equipment and Art Deco interior styling. Were he still alive, there’s no doubt that Sinatra would be delighted to tap his dancing shoes once again on board her stunningly restored teak decks.

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There couldn’t be a more classic-looking yacht reflecting the golden age of yachting than Talitha / ©Unkown

Builder:  Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft Refit:  Devonport Yachts Built:  1930 Refit:  1993, 2009 LOA:  262 ft Number of guests:  12 Crew:  20

With her flared clipper bow, impressive funnels and traditional counter stern, there couldn’t be a more classic-looking yacht reflecting the golden age of yachting than  Talitha . Originally commissioned by Russell Algar of the Packard Motor Car Company, the originally named  Reveler  was sadly not yet delivered by the German shipyard F. Krupp in Kiel when Algar died.

Sold to Charles McCann of the Woolworth family and renamed Chalena, she was later requisitioned by the US Maritime Commission in 1942, and entered service as a gunboat with new armaments mounted fore and aft. Operating under her new military name of USS Beaumont in the waters between Midway Island and Pearl Harbor, she survived the war without serious incident, and in 1946 was decommissioned and returned to private ownership.

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Talitha features an all-new Art Deco interior with all of the trappings of a modern classic / ©Unkown

Described by The New York Times as a “floating fantasy,” she featured a re-design of the distinctive clipper bow and new teak decks but, sadly, it wasn’t to last and, following some engine problems, she was laid up once again in the late 1980s. In 1993 she was brought to the attention of her next and current owner Sir John Paul Getty Jr.

Under the guidance of legendary designer Jon Bannenberg, she was painstakingly restored to her former glory, with both exterior and interior redesign and brand new engines. The addition of a pair of funnels and an extended wheelhouse was at the time criticized by many, but Bannenberg’s vision proved them wrong when the renamed  Talitha G  (named after Getty’s second wife) was relaunched to great acclaim, with more than a nod to her 1930s design.

One of the most detailed, distinctive and beautiful classic motor yachts to be relaunched in recent times,  Talitha  is suitably reflective of an incredibly glamorous era of yachting. Featuring an all-new Art Deco interior with all of the trappings of a modern classic, she is a real head-turner, not only for the Hollywood celebrities spotted on board, but for her own stunning looks.

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The classic sailing yacht Eros has led a colorful past, with lords, ladies and royalty all captivated by her charm / ©Classic Charters

Builder:  Brooke Marine Built:  1939 Refit:  1999, 2016, 2019 LOA : 115 ft Number of guests:  8 Crew:  5

Delivered in 1939 by British shipyard Brooks Motor Craft, the classic sailing yacht  Eros  has led a colorful past, with lords, ladies and royalty all captivated by her charm and beautiful lines over her eight decades afloat. Originally christened  Jeanry , she was commissioned for the daughter and son-in-law of a British lord who unfortunately spent very little time on board her before she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy to participate in the evacuation efforts at Dunkirk during World War II.

Following the end of her wartime service she went on to be owned by Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, second only to Aristotle Onassis in the shipping magnate stakes and also the first man to be called a billionaire. Niarchos rechristened her  Eros  in honor of the Greek god of love and passion, and under his ownership the wooden schooner became a fixture on the Mediterranean yachting circuit, hosting the cream of European society, including King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.

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Eros offers charter guests the chance to experience genuine sailing on a stunning classic yacht / ©Classic Charters

Eros  went on to change ownership just one more time before being rescued by her current owner in 1992. Meticulously restored to her original grandeur over the course of 18 years, she was relaunched in 2016 and now offers the refinement of a bygone era combined with the latest superyacht luxuries. Retaining many original details, including the Admiralty bronze fittings of the ship’s bell and restored Burmese teak planks, her complete overhaul involved repairs and replacements to her steel structure, and over 20,000 new bronze bolts, among many other things.

Today,  Eros  offers charter guests the chance to experience genuine sailing on a stunning classic yacht, either cruising in the Caribbean or Mediterranean or racing in classic regattas in the Caribbean and New England. Boasting state-of-the-art technology, 22 hydraulically assisted winches and 9,000 sq ft of sail,  Eros  can reach speeds of up to 10 knots under sail.

And for those looking to simply sit back and relax, her four guest cabins include a master stateroom with private en suite featuring a Jacuzzi bath, a double stateroom with en suite, and two twin cabins with shared bathroom. Out on deck, she boasts numerous seating and lounging areas for socializing, relaxing and alfresco dining.

Eros  also offers plenty of on-the-water entertainment, with a great selection of water toys for her more active guests to enjoy.

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Stellar Yacht Charters | Boston, MA

97' 1920's Style Motor Luxury Yacht in Boston

This 1920′s style Yacht boasts a traditional salon area with a full bar, connecting to a wicker furnished fantail.  Her extended bow is ideal for capturing that perfect photograph or experiencing breathtaking views of Boston Harbor.  A large canopy deck offers a magnificent setting for a wedding ceremony, cocktail reception accommodating up to 100 guests, or an elegant dinner with 60 guests.  Our 97′ Luxury Motor Yacht departs from Liberty Wharf and Fan Pier with other docking options available upon request.

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46.3m  /  151'11   white brothers   1920 / 2006.

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Prepare for a charter vacation of lifetime aboard White Brothers luxury yacht Lulworth

The award winning 46.3m/151'11" classic yacht 'Lulworth' by shipyard White Brothers offers flexible accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins and features interior styling by Studio Faggioni Yacht Design.

The eternally elegant Lulworth will take your breath away as she unfurls her sails and sets a course to her next destination. Offering a wealth of luxurious spacious living areas befitting her pedigree build, a yacht charter aboard this classic vessel has all the ingredients to be truly magical.

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Built in 1920, Lulworth offers guest accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 suites. She is also capable of carrying up to 12 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht charter experience.

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Lulworth is built with a grp, wood, steel hull and wood superstructure. Lulworth comfortably cruises at 9 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 20 knots with a range of up to 900 nautical miles from her 1,450 litre fuel tanks at 7 knots.

Classic yacht Lulworth is an outstanding pedigree yacht that delivers on all fronts for superlative luxury yacht vacations.

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Length 46.3m / 151'11
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Gross Tonnage 180 GT
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We offer historic sightseeing tours on the yacht Northern Lights . This is a classic boat that operates Boston Harbor excursions and sightseeing cruises. It is a Turn-of-the-Century inspired yacht so it is the most elegant power boat in Boston Massachusetts.

We have put together some unique Boston cruises for you to experience in the most elegant manner. Northern Lights was built with a beautiful mahogany bar and her varnish is maintained to complete your feeling of a Turn-of-the-Century vessel.  Comfortable seating is available all around the boat, as well as a full sun deck atop, all with un-obscured views! As a result our Boston Harbor sightseeing cruises & Boston boat tours are intimate and crowd free. Guests are welcome on the forward deck for their Boston harbor tour as well to soak in the sun. Above all, you will score some fantastic photographs of all the Boston Harbor sites from the water!

This stunning yacht is perfect for families, romantic dates or a group of friends.  Take in the sights of Boston MA for a sightseeing cruise that will keep you coming back for more! Most importantly, we know whether you join us for a day cruise or a classic sunset cruise you will not be disappointed. Jump aboard and cruise in elegance to view this famous skyline with us!

Friends clinking mimosas aboard the yacht Northern Lights for a Boston Brunch Cruise

-->Boston Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights -->

Weekends are a time for relaxing and getting your days started the right way. Join us for a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights to jump start your relaxation mode on this Boston Brunch Cruise. While aboard choose from a variety of Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Enjoy our gourmet brunch buffet and select a cozy seat aboard Northern Lights as we cruise around Boston Harbor to capture panoramic views of Boston.  This is the perfect event for groups looking to entertain guests from out of town. You can see the sites without giving up a relaxing weekend. We can accommodate small bridal parties or even morning after wedding parties.  The Brunch Cruise offers the perfect event for the individual or the group looking to celebrate and relax.

Yacht Northern Lights cruising through Boston Harbor with a Sunset in the Background.

-->Boston Sunset Cruise -->

Join us for a Boston Sunset Cruise as an after work cruise to relax with friends and watch the sky as it changes from blues to oranges behind the outline of Boston’s city skyline. Experience a sunset cruise departing from bustling Rowes Wharf and head out to watch the sun go down over the city of Boston. Bring a date or meet a group of friends aboard the classically styled yacht, Northern Lights . Cruise by the U.S.S. Constitution at dry dock in the Charlestown Navy Yard and wait for cannon fire to announce the setting of the sun.

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-->Boston Harbor Cruise on Northern Lights -->

This is the best Boston Harbor sightseeing boat tour in town! Join us aboard luxury yacht Northern Lights for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise  of  Boston   Harbor .  The  harbor  is full of rich and unique history that will keep your attention throughout the trip. Grab a hot beverage or small bite from the bar.   Sit back, and relax aboard the warm and cozy Northern Lights!

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-->Boston Sunset Sail -->

Experience a beautiful Boston Harbor sunset on the water and see some of the city’s waterfront landmarks as the sun dips below the horizon. Sailing offers a smooth and gentle experience on the water, which is great for having a romantic early evening out with that special someone. Our crew and captain offer top notch customer service to our guests.

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-->Boston Day Sail -->

Within minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise. Our Boston Day Sail is a classic afternoon sailing experience that is the perfect way to see the sights of Boston Harbor. There is no better way to enjoy the day than sailing aboard the schooner Adirondack III , which is the most elegant sailing excursion you will find in the harbor. Adirondack III is a classically styled 80-foot pilot schooner with long sleek lines. She is smooth and gentle sailing vessel with some speed.

The Boston Skyline at Sunset aboard the yacht Northern lights for a Boston Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise

-->Evening Jazz Cruise -->

Grab that special guy or gal, or a couple of happy-footed friends who enjoy the sounds of music on our 90-minute live jazz cruise in Boston Harbor. Allow your senses to take you back in time with the sights of our 1920s styled New England Yacht combined with sounds of jazz. Our jazz cruise is preformed by Blue Motion Quartet, which brings a blend of vibrant modern groove with a standard jazz repertoire. Cruise through the harbor enjoying the City Lights as they dazzle on the waters of Boston Harbor, grab a glass of champagne or a mixed drink from the bar and dance with your sweetheart on this one of a kind cruise.  This is the perfect cruise for snuggling up with a loved one’s or dancing with a group of friends to the sounds of the Blue Motion Quartet. 

Schooner Adirondack III sailing for a Day Sail Boston Harbor

-->Adirondack III 90-Minute Mimosa Day Sail -->

Our classic, 90-minute, afternoon day sails are the perfect way to see the sights of Boston Harbor. There is no better way to enjoy the day than sailing aboard the schooner Adirondack III, which is the most elegant sailing excursion you will find in the harbor. Adirondack III is a classically styled 80-foot pilot schooner with long sleek lines. She is smooth and gentle sailing vessel with some speediness to boot.  Within minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the distractions of life on land, as you experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise.

Boston USS Constitution Turnaround Sail in Boston Harbor

-->U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack III -->

Join us for the 2.5-3 hour long sail on July 4th to view the turnaround of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest (1797) actively commissioned naval vessel in the world. Experience this yearly event like you never have before aboard Adirondack III, a classic 80-foot pilot schooner. She features comfortable seating and a brisk ride, as we are able to view the turnaround of the U.S.S. Constitution. You won’t want to miss this truly unique and special event! The turnaround takes place once a year to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The U.S.S. Constitution will sail out into Boston Harbor where she’ll exchange a 21-gun salute with Castle Island’s Fort Independence. While aboard enjoy complimentary pastries, bagels, and muffins with our continental breakfast.  (Continental breakfast includes: Assorted Pastries, Scones, and Muffins, Jalapeño Cheese Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Yogurt and Granola)

Fourth of July Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan with Fireworks in the Sky

-->Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights -->

Celebrate the last days of summer with friends and family on a Illuminate the Harbor fireworks cruise aboard the Yacht Northern Lights, which offers a crowd-free alternative to the shore line!  Avoid the crowds and get front row seats for Boston Harbor’s Labor Day Fireworks cruise aboard Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht.  Northern Lights offers bench seating on her partially covered top deck and full seating in her climate controlled cabin. Adult beverages are available for purchase at our bar. Be out on our open top deck bow to watch the big booms overhead or enjoy them from the comfortable seated cabin.

Close up photo of two hands holding mimosas on the bow of the Yacht Northern Lights for a Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise

-->Boston Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise -->

Weekends are a time for relaxing and getting your days started the right way. Join us for a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights to jump start your relaxation mode. Enjoy our gourmet brunch buffet and select a cozy seat aboard Northern Lights as we cruise around Boston Harbor to capture panoramic views of Boston. This is the perfect event for groups looking to entertain guests from out of town. You can see the sites without giving up a relaxing weekend. We can accommodate small bridal parties or even morning after wedding parties. The Brunch Cruise offers the perfect event for the individual or the group looking to celebrate and relax.

The bow of yacht Northern Lights cruising through Boston Harbor with the Boston Island Foliage in the background for a Boston Fall Foliage Cruise

-->Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise -->

Pull out your autumn sweaters and grab a hot cider and join the captain and crew of Northern Lights for a relaxing Boston Harbor Fall Foliage Cruise, featuring the colorful trees of fall. New England has been known for the vibrant foliage that people are drawn to every year. So grab your friends and family and enjoy some time out on the water for this Fall Foliage Cruise.  This time of year is a magical with the change of the season and New England does it best.  Let our professional crew cater to you as embark on this breathtaking boat adventure.  

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-->Holiday Brunch Cruise -->

Take a relaxing morning cruise through the Boston Harbor on our Boston Holiday Brunch Cruise in the warm, cozy, and festively decorated interior of Yacht Manhattan. While aboard, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa from our hot chocolate bar and enjoy the harbor sites with friends and family! 

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-->Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise -->

Come aboard our luxury yacht Manhattan decked out in Holiday decor for an evening of holiday cheer. Enjoy a cruise out into Boston Harbor that is perfect for everyone in your family. Holiday favorites will fill the air to set the perfect mood for Holiday spirit.  This is Boston Holiday Cruise that is not to be missed. Cozy up with some hot cocoa, and treats for the whole family. Sit back, enjoy the view, the music, and the holiday cheer with this Boston Holiday Cruise.

a couple clinking champagne glasses at a private table on the yacht Northern Lights

-->Romantic Valentine’s Jazz & Champagne Cruise -->

Romantic Valentine’s Day Jazz & Champagne Tasting Cruise. Start or end your romantic evening with a light champagne tasting and stunning views of Boston. While sipping on your champagne, enjoy romantic jazz tunes by our house jazz band as we glide through the harbor. While fireworks are not included in this cruise, we hope to create metaphorical sparks for you and your date.

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-->Boston St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Cruise with Live Music -->

Step aboard for a Boston St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Cruise! Don’t forget the most important meal of the day on our favorite holiday! Join us on yacht Northern Lights and enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast aboard the Northern Lights Brunch Cruise! Start your day with bacon rashers, black pudding, sausage, and more. While you fuel your Irish spirit, enjoy the sites around Boston Harbor aboard our decorated ship. Of course, your fulfillment of this Irish holiday is not complete without a festive Irish drink. Visit our bar to view our specially crafted Irish drinks and beers. That’s right, Irish coffee by the boat load! This trip is sure to help you kick start your day! “Top of the morning to ya!”

Fireworks with the Boston Skyline in the background

-->Labor Day Fireworks Cruise Aboard Adirondack III -->

What better way to celebrate the end of summer, but with a stellar fireworks display from the waters of Boston Harbor? Join us aboard beautiful Adirondack III for a magnificent Labor Day cruise. This 2-hour cruise offers guests the opportunity to soak up Boston’s colorful fireworks display from an awesome vantage point, practically right underneath them and out on the water! (The event does not sail and offers spectacular views of the fireworks)

Close up of Two Beers and ribs for a BBQ boat ride on yacht Northern Lights

-->Barbecue & Beers Cruise -->

Summer has arrived and there are two things we do in the summertime in Boston and that is boating and barbecues! Put them together on this 1.5-hour cruise through Boston harbor. We’ll pull out the corn hole and turn up the Beach Boys as we create a unique summer event for you. Bring a few friends and grab a few seasonal beers from the bar and do summer like a pirate!

A wooden table with a lot of food on it.

-->Mother’s Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights featuring Live Jazz! -->

Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights! This weekend, treat your mom and grandmother to a relaxing and scenic Brunch Cruise on Northern Lights! with our live Jazz band! There’s plenty of room to distance and take group photos as we cruise through historic Boston Harbor. The bar is open when you step aboard our unique cruise, that’s right, were here to begin operation “Celebrate Mom” as early as possible. Enjoy our gourmet brunch buffet and select a cozy seat aboard Northern Lights as we capture the perfect panoramic views of Boston.

Close up photo of red, yellow and white fireworks for a boston harbor fireworks cruise

-->Harborfest Fireworks aboard Northern Light -->

Bostonians know how to celebrate our Independence and it all begins with Harborfest. Join us aboard the Northern Lights with friends and family for 2.25-hour Harborfest Cruise and fireworks cruise, which offers a crowd-free alternative to the shore line! Wave to your fellow patriots on shore and take in the sites of Boston harbor during the parade. Avoid the masses and get front row seats for the Fireworks portion of our cruise aboard Northern Lights. Northern Lights is a classic 1920s style commuter yacht.

Fireworks in Boston Harbor for Harborfest

-->Harborfest Fireworks aboard Adirondack III -->

Get the fourth of July week started with a BANG! Wave to your fellow patriots on the shoreline as we cruise around and see the sites of Boston! Following our cruise around the harbor enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on Boston Harbor. Join us for two hour cruise, followed by Harborfest Fireworks lighting up along Boston’s Waterfront.

USS Constitution in Boston Harbor for fourth of July

-->U.S.S. Constitution Turnaround Brunch on Northern Lights -->

Join us for the July 4th turnaround cruise of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest (1797) actively commissioned naval vessel in the world . You won’t want to miss this truly unique and special event! The turnaround takes place once a year to celebrate our nation’s birthday. During the turnaround cruise the U.S.S. Constitution will sail out into Boston Harbor where she’ll exchange a 21-gun salute with Castle Island’s Fort Independence. After he salute, she will head back into the inner harbor and exchange cannon fire with the sector Boston’s United States Coast Guard base located in the North End. During our excursion please enjoy a three course brunch made fresh aboard the vessel. 

Fireworks in the sky from the decks of Schooner Adirondack III for the Winthrope Fireworks Cruise with Classic Harbor Line

-->Winthrop 4th of July Fireworks Cruise and Sail on Adirondack III -->

Don’t want to deal with all the traffic crowds and hype surrounding the 4th of July, but still want to celebrate and enjoy the patriotic holiday? Step aboard the Adirondack III for a cruise to Winthrop to watch the fireworks and then sail back to Boston at the end. Sip on Champagne and enjoy this magical evening with the best seats in the house! 

Yacht Northern Lights cruising for a Boston Harbor Sightseeing Boat Tour

-->Winthrop 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on Northern Lights -->

Take a ride on Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht, to see the Winthrop Fireworks on the evening of July 4th. Cruise with us aboard our luxury yacht and celebrate Independence Day with friends and family from our crowd free yacht.  Take in the magnificent display of Fireworks while sipping on Champagne with the best seats in the house.  

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-->Holiday Sunset Cruise -->

Step aboard the luxury yacht Manhattan decked out in Holiday decor for a Boston Harbor Holiday Sunset Cruise.  Our captain will provide light commentary of Boston Harbors sightseeing highlights. And enjoy light Holiday music as it will be played throughout the trip. Watch the sky as it changes from blues to oranges behind the outline of Boston’s city skyline.

Schooner Adirondack II sailing in Boston Harbor during the day

-->Day Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack II -->

Join us aboard the stunning Schooner Adirondack II for an afternoon sail under the sun.  Experience the timeless charm of Boston Harbor aboard our majestic 80-foot schooner for a captivating day sail unlike any other. Join us aboard and be greeted by our professional crew.  Take in the grandeur of billowing sails and polished brass as we set off on a nautical adventure in Boston Harbor. Feel the thrill as the wind fills the sails and propels us gracefully through the shimmering Boston waters!

Schooner Adirondack II sailing at sunset with a golden sky in the background of Boston Harbor

-->Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack II -->

Join us for a Boston Harbor Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack II! Experience a Boston sunset from the water on this evening sight sail. Enjoy one of our classic sailing yacht for an evening of fun and relaxation. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your knowledgeable captain and crew are always ready to answer questions about the sights and history of Boston Harbor. Sail and take in the surrounding areas, and feel free to ask them whatever you like! While you experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise, you’ll see all of the amazing views Boston Harbor has to offer! 

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TOLEDO, Spain —  How do you grow a streaming service in today’s so-overcrowded market? One solution, if you’re pan-European OTT player SkyShowtime , is paraded on a billboard at Spain’s Conecta Fiction this week: “Yellowstone.”

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In early June, SkyShowtime unveiled two new Spanish Originals, darkly comedic family drama “Mamen Mayo,” produced by Spanish powerhouse Nostromo (“Through My Window”); and “Pelotaris 1926,” produced by The Mediapro Studio and TelevisaUnivision’s ViX streaming service, a 1920s drama about three female pelotari players trying to make it in Spain’s Basque Country and Mexico. 

These titles, however, Finke claimed, are just “the tip of the iceberg” in terms of local content investment in Spain. 

“Local is a huge hit and driver for engagement. Spanish language movies have always done very well at the Spanish box office. Spain has always been a country with a great tradition of producing fantastic television. Over the last 10 years or so, production values, and budgets, have gone up,” Finke said, noting that “‘Bose’ and ‘The Envoys’ have really attracted meaningful audience,” 

“We’re working on a lot more projects as we speak,” Finke added. “You can definitely expect an increasing volume of local-language submissions from scratch.”

What does SkyShowtime want?

“There’s no kind of one-size fits-all approach to what SkyShowtime is looking for in terms of a project or package, Finke said. 

Whether SkyShowtime will be unleashing many big series from Spain, however, is another matter.

“We want to be realistic about the budget, though we’re looking definitely at commissioning a whole number of projects in the market.” 

SkyShowtime could also contemplate co-production. We are definitely interested also in co-production setups where ultimately we can potentially split the bill and build an audience together,” Finke averred.

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  1. This Vintage Superyacht Blends Classic 1920s Design With Modern Tech

    Published on August 14, 2020. By Julia Zaltzman. Burgess. For Jonathan Turner, owner of the authentic 1920s yacht Fair Lady, the marriage of classic design with modern technology is a match made ...

  2. 1928 Article: The Grand Yachts of the 1920's

    The reappearance of the two America's cup candidates, Herreshoff's successful Resolute and Gardner's handsome sloop VANITIE excited popular interest in the 1926 racing. These 75-foot waterline sloops built in 1914, were bought by E. Walter Clark, owner of IROLITA, and Robert E. Tod, owner of the KATOURAS and completely refitted for cruising. Mr Tod sold his yacht to Mr Harry Payne ...

  3. The Lasting Appeal of 1920s Commuter Yachts: Here's a Slideshow of Six

    The elegant designs of commuter yachts, with their clean, graceful and often awe-inspiring lines, have lived on. Here's a slideshow of six of today's best from the Robb Report, ranging from Doug Zurn's 45-knot Zurn Lynx, which looks like a modern version of a classic commuter yacht, to the futuresque Yachtwerft Meyer Silverline. The ...

  4. All Luxury Yachts Launched In 1920

    All Luxury Yachts Launched In 1920. See All Yachts From 1920 Below. Select a boat built in 1920 or contact the CharterWorld Team for the full selection of all 3000+ charter yachts available worldwide. Adapt your search results here: New Search. Charter Yachts Listed: 1-9 of 9 ...

  5. Five classic superyachts brought back to life from the brink

    Built in 1902, Shenandoah has been restored to her former glory. Credit: Stuart Pearce. More than once the famous yacht Shenandoah of Sark has been pulled back from the brink. As others have observed, she has really lived. She has seen all sides of life and come, in the process, perilously close to extinction.

  6. Mathis-Trumpy Yacht Restoration

    The 1920s Mathis-Trumpy Freedom is restored to her original splendor, recalling the lavish era of classic motor yachts. Search. Subscribe; ... (Trumpy's term for his class of luxury yachts, whose interiors were emulations of all the comforts of home) had been sold in 1939 to a real estate developer in Florida who renamed her Sunset to promote ...

  7. Sail the Seas on this Historical Yacht from the Roaring '20s

    The early twentieth-century was a golden era for luxury cruises, and now you can experience a taste of that class and elegance with a faithfully restored yacht from the 1920s.. The SS Delphine was first built by Great Lakes Engineering in 1921 for Horace Dodge, son of the famous American automobile manufacturer. The yacht remained in the family until the advent of WWII during which time it ...

  8. Lyndonia (1920)

    Lyndonia, built 1920, was the second steam-yacht bearing the name and the third yacht built for publisher Cyrus H.K. Curtis of the Curtis Publishing Company by the then Consolidated Shipbuilding Company of Morris Heights, New York.The name is taken from the historic name of his estate, Lyndon, in Wyncote, Pennsylvania.. After Curtis' death in 1933, the yacht was purchased by Pan American ...

  9. Manhattan II

    Manhattan II has a cruising speed of 18 knots. Operated by Classic Harbor Line in New York City. www.classicharborline.com. This epic, white-hulled 100-foot long & 22-foot beam yacht echoes everything that the first Yacht Manhattan is, but with more space, more glass and more accommodations. Manhattan II's 1920s-inspired design continues with ...

  10. Beautifully Restored 1920s Superyacht

    The authentic 121-footer 'Fair Lady' was built in 1928 by Camper & Nicholsons, with interiors designed by Charles E. Nicholson, one of the most famous names in yacht design in the early years of the last century. The upgrades to the interior were conceptualised by yacht designer John Munford.

  11. Yachting's Dozen: Liberty

    Liberty. Type: 80-foot commuter yacht Builder: Hodgdon Yachts Year: 1997 Original Owner: Jeff Lowell. Why this yacht matters: She's gorgeous, and that may be the best reason to build, own, drive — and in our case, immortalize in print — any yacht.On the other hand, Liberty celebrates the great commuter yachts of the 1920s and 1930s — a significant period of yachting history — yet she ...

  12. NYC Sightseeing Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

    Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise aboard Luxury Yacht Manhattan II. Join us for a 4th of July celebration aboard the 1920s style luxury yacht Manhattan II. This vessel offers you great views of the Macy's July 4th Fireworks, Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline, from its forward open air deck, or its glassed-in skylight observatory.

  13. 10 Classic Yachts with Incredibly Glamorous Histories

    Built as a luxury yacht in 1928 and originally christened Monica, she was used by the British as part of the war effort. ... Today, her striking interior features Art Deco touches that draw inspiration from the stylish vessels of the 1920s, while the Arabian Nights-inspired decor is both eccentric and exotic. The new layout features an indoor ...

  14. The Yacht Manhattan II

    The Yacht. Manhattan II. View Video ». This epic, white-hulled 100-foot long & 22-foot beam yacht echoes everything that the first Yacht Manhattan is, but with more space, more glass and more accommodations. Manhattan II's 1920s-inspired design continues with her hull shape and fine features, including teak decks and mahogany finishes.

  15. Classic Yachts with glamorous histories

    Built as a luxury yacht in 1928 and originally christened Monica, she was used by the British as part of the war effort. ... Today, her striking interior features Art Deco touches that draw inspiration from the stylish vessels of the 1920s, while the Arabian Nights-inspired decor is both eccentric and exotic. The new layout features an indoor ...

  16. Power Antique And Classic boats for sale

    Antique and Classic boats pricing. Antique and Classic boats for sale on YachtWorld are listed in a wide swath of prices from $5,198 on the more modest side up to $6,496,575 for the bigger-ticket vessels. Keep in mind the cost of ownership when considering your budget and the listing price of a yacht for sale.

  17. 97' 1920's Style Motor Luxury Yacht in Boston

    97' 1920's Style Motor Luxury Yacht in Boston. This 1920′s style Yacht boasts a traditional salon area with a full bar, connecting to a wicker furnished fantail. Her extended bow is ideal for capturing that perfect photograph or experiencing breathtaking views of Boston Harbor. A large canopy deck offers a magnificent setting for a wedding ...

  18. 1920 Camper and Nicholsons Classic Motor Yacht Grey Mist

    Grey Mist is a beautiful 127 foot classic motor yacht with five staterooms and a classic, clean interior. For a period of nineteen years the vessel changed ownership three times. In 1939, the stunning yacht was purchased by Lady Maud Burton and her partner Ronald Rothbury Burton. However, with the beginning of the Second World War, the new ...

  19. Yacht Manhattan II Boat Cruises

    Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise aboard Luxury Yacht Manhattan II. Join us for a 4th of July celebration aboard the 1920s style luxury yacht Manhattan II.This vessel offers you great views of the Macy's July 4th Fireworks, Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline, from its forward open air deck, or its glassed-in skylight observatory.

  20. LULWORTH Yacht Charter Price

    Built in 1920, Lulworth offers guest accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 suites. She is also capable of carrying up to 12 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht charter experience. Performance & Range. Lulworth is built with a grp, wood, steel hull and wood superstructure. Lulworth comfortably cruises at 9 knots, reaches a maximum ...

  21. 1920s-Style Hudson River Yacht Cruise Is Too Good to Pass Up

    With the yacht's 1920s-esque design, for a short time you can experience a little bit of the opulence of the Jazz Age, 100 years later. And there are multiple themes, too, as they add in the video's description: "Take in all of the Manhattan views from a cruise on the Hudson and choose from Brunch, Cocoa and Carols, Holiday Jazz, and Special ...

  22. Boston Harbor Tour: sightseeing boat tour on a classic yacht

    Take a ride on Northern Lights, a classic 1920s style commuter yacht, to see the Winthrop Fireworks on the evening of July 4th. Cruise with us aboard our luxury yacht and celebrate Independence Day with friends and family from our crowd free yacht.

  23. Future of Luxury Yachting: The 25 Best Yacht Brands

    Today, Ferretti is focused on producing luxury, flybridge yachts with nine, gorgeous boat models in its fleet. Princess. Top Princess yachts for sale. ... Riva, founded in 1842 on Italian Lake Iseo, became a racing yacht legend in the 1920s, a brand beloved by celebrities in the 1950s, and a yacht design icon in the 1960s. Drawing on its ...

  24. SkyShowtime's Kai Finke on Content Strategy in Spain

    In early June, SkyShowtime unveiled two new Spanish Originals, darkly comedic family drama "Mamen Mayo," produced by Spanish powerhouse Nostromo ("Through My Window"); and "Pelotaris ...