A true icon of superyachting and a magnificent luxury yacht, CHRISTINA O (99.06m, 325ft) is the grand dame of the superyacht world and has played host to some of the most culturally significant identities in history.
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Photo Credit: Stef Bravin.
Originally built for the Royal Canadian Navy as a River-class anti-submarine frigate, as part of North-Atlantic convoys during the Second World War, CHRISTINA O was first launched as the HMCS Stormont in 1943. She was deployed during the Battle of the Atlantic and present at the D-Day landings.
After the end of the second world war CHRISTINA O was purchased by billionaire Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis who spent $4million converting her into a luxurious superyacht which he named after his daughter, Christina.
When CHRISTINA O was launched she immediately raised the bar and set a new benchmark for what it meant to travel in style and luxury. With grand interiors and unrivalled levels of luxurious ammenities she was a superyacht with sophistication that immediately drew the attention of the who's who in celebrity and political circles: Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Richard Burton, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Nureyev, Frank Sinatra and President John F Kennedy.
When Aristotle died, Christina gave the yacht to the Greek government who renamed it ARGO and promptly let it fall into disrepair.
In 1998 an Onassis family friend purchased the boat and spent US$50 million retrofitting it and restoring it to its former glory. He renamed the boat back to Christina in honour of his friend.
For further details of this beautiful mega yacht, and other superyachts please contact the specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.
CHISTINA O accommodates 34 guests in 17 cabins: 1 master suite and 16 doubles, 14 of which can be converted to twins
Satellite TV Receivers
Flat screens TV’s, DVD players in each cabin
Cinema in the Callas lounge
3 Pianos on board, 2 original Steinway and 1 piano Roland RG – 7
Ipod docking station in the Callas lounge, lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar, pool deck
Jacuzzi/pool on deck / lift - atrium
2 massage rooms, 1 beauty room, fitness therapists are included in the charter rate no additional cost.
2 x passenger Hacker Craft Prestige varnished launches carrying 8 guests. (recently refit)
2 x 60-man watercraft lifeboats; Liferafts 8 x 20 pax + 2 x 25 pax
1 x RIB tender "Black Mamba" 850 (new 2018)
1 x sports tender "Olympic Cruiser" 720 (new 2018)
Various snorkelling equipment
2 x Ringos
1 x 6-man banana
The vessel has the following gym equipment:
2 Cybex semi-recumbant bicycles - programmable
1 Power Plate
1 Life Fitness 9500 HR ellipitical bike cross trainer
1 LifeFitness Treadmill 9500 HR
Various free weights + bench
1 Yacht Toboggan Aquaglide With A 6.50 Meters Slide
New Hydraulic Swim Platform (Port Side)
RYA Water Sports Centre
2 Seadoo Spark 900 Ho 3 Seats with IBR System
1 Seadoo GTI 120 Cv
Generators: 3 x MAN 476 kw per generator
Emergency Generator: MAN D2866TE, 176 kw output
V Sat and GSM
Cellular phone/Fax through PABX
Wifi in the Library, Onassis Suite, Guests Cabins, Callas Lounge, Lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar and pool deck
Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal
2 x MAN 2775 BHP per engine
Posted September 25, 2017 Mega Yacht News
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