Legendary yacht «Christina O» moored in Porto Montenegro

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30.08.2019 14:00 2485 12 0
Currently, one of the most famous ships in the history of world yachting moored in the port of the elite Porto Montenegro district in Tivat - the legendary super-yacht «Christina O», which once belonged to the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

A beautiful ship of classical elegant form, the hull of which is painted white, sailed to Porto Montenegro the night before and moored at berth No. 3, right near the border crossing to Tivat marina. Yacht «Christina O», 99 meters long, 11 meters wide and 1802 tons displacement, began life more than 75 years ago - at the shipyard of the Canadian company Vickers in Monterolo, where it was originally built as an anti-submarine frigate HMCS Stormont K-237 for the needs of the Military Navy of Canada.

After World War II, the frigate Stormont K-237 was decommissioned by the Canadian fleet and acquired by the famous Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis for only 34 thousand dollars. He commissioned renowned yacht designer, Caesar Pinou, to turn this former warship into an unprecedented and unique luxury pleasure craft. With a staggering 4 million dollars invested in this vessel at that time, the former military frigate with scars from numerous battles, after several years spent at the shipyard in Kiel, Germany, became almost unrecognizable and appeared before the public as the most elegant, first super-yacht in a world called Christina O, with an unprecedented level of luxury among private pleasure boats. Among other things, the yacht, named by Aristotle Onassis in honor of his daughter, had an open aft pool, dance floor, spiral staircase in the main salon and 19 luxurious guest suites. An unimaginable level of luxury is also evidenced by the fact that the hooks for clothes in the wardrobes were made of killer whale teeth, and the bar stools were covered with whale leather.

On the yacht «Christina O», Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of the murdered president of the United States, were married and the wedding ceremony of Prince Monaco Reni III with American actress Grace Kelly was held. In addition, at different times, the American President John F. Kennedy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie stars and popular musicians such as John Wayne, Maria Kalas, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Rudolf Nureyev and Eva Peron visited the legendary yacht ...

The yacht «Christina O» has a spa, a gym, a jacuzzi, a solarium, a large banquet room with a concert piano, a library, a cinema, a children's playroom, a helipad, as well as several small boats, water scooters and all kinds of equipment for water entertainment . In ultra-luxurious cabins dominated by wood, marble and precious metals, the super-yacht can carry up to 36 passengers, whose comfort and safety are taken care by 38 crew members.

Currently, the «Christina O» yacht is available for charter, and its rent, depending on the time of year, costs from 560,000 to 700,000 euros per week, plus additional expenses.
 

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