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Luxury Yachts: Toys For The Upper Class

Aug 17, 2007
Referring to a costly private boat that is professionally crewed, luxury yachts can be classified as either motoring or sailing. At this time, a lot of A - list Hollywood celebrities have their very own such as Nicole Kidman which she usually employs when cruising with her children, Conor Antony and Isabella Jane. When you speak of this kind of vessel, you can never erase the notion that only affluent individuals have the means to purchase one as the name itself already says so.

Christina is among the early luxury yachts that began to appear somewhere in the twentieth century. With a dimension of 325 feet and 3 inches, she was initially a class frigate in the Canadian River dubbed as HMCS Stormont. The boat was launched in 1943 when it served as a fleet usher in the Battle of the Atlantic. She was really antique because in the D - Day landings, the boat was spotted to be around. By the end of World War II, the vessel was one of those owned by a Greek, Aristotle Onassis.

When you trace back history, you would discover that Christina was able to host several notable personalities. Right after Aristotle Onassis spent millions of dollars for renovation, wife Jackie Onassis and mistress Maria Callas were able to set their foot on the boat. Stellar individuals in the Golden Era of tinseltown such as Eva Peron, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe were also able to sail on this vessel. By 1957, Winston Churchill and John Kennedy met while both were on board.

Savarona is among the early luxury yachts that began to appear somewhere in the twentieth century. Upon presentation to the public in 1931, she was the biggest among her kind, which up to this juncture still holds the record of being the longest in the world. The boat is owned by the Turkish government which was leased by a native entrepreneur, Kahraman Sadikoglu who also happens to be the chief of International Marine Contractors based in Dubai.

Savarona has actually been identified after an African swan thriving in the Indian Ocean. She was constructed by Gibbs and Cox for the American granddaughter of Brooklyn Bridge's engineer, John Roebling. The boat was assembled in Hamburg, Germany by Bloom and Voss where overall expenses amounted to roughly $4 million. By 1938, it was acquired by the Turkish government for the dying state head, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Just a thought, when do you think you can have any of the luxury yachts? You would probably answer, eons and eons from now but nobody really knows.
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