Saturday, January 08, 2011

Christina O Superyacht - Photos Interior

Christina O is one of the world's longest private motor yachts at 325 feet 3 inches (99 m). She was originally a Canadian River-class frigate called HMCS Stormont and was launched in 1943. She served as a convoy escort during the Battle of the Atlantic and was present at the D-Day landings.[1] After the end of the Second World War she was one of many surplus naval vessels and Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis purchased her for just $34,000. He spent $4 million to convert her into a luxurious yacht and renamed her Christina after his daughter.

The yacht was designed by Cäsar Pinnau and the childrens room was designed and painted by the illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans.

Apart from Onassis's mistress Maria Callas and his wife Jackie Onassis other celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Eva Peron have sailed on her. She was one of the most famous society venues of the mid 20th century: John F Kennedy first met Winston Churchill on board in 1957.

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