Saturday, January 29, 2011

The 50 biggest Superycahts In The world - Number 46 NAHLIN

Lady Yule ordered three small private cruise ships in 1929 from John Brown & Company, Clydebank with Nahlin being the first built. In 1934 Nahlin was classified as one of the biggest private cruise yachts ever built in the U.K. In 1936 Nahlin was chartered by King Edward VIII and used by him and Mrs. Wallis Simpson during their love affair. The yacht was bought in 1937 by King Carol of Romania for £120,000 and renamed Luceafarul,[1] and later Libertatea.
She was owned by the Romanian Ministry of Culture under order no. 3041[citation needed], and in service as a charter yacht, a sailing museum of yacht building and development[citation needed] as well as a floating restaurant on the river Danube.
After the Romanian revolution the yacht was sold to a privatised company and in 1999 Nahlin returned to British waters and today is registered in her home port of Glasgow. You can read the full article here

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