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Historic Superyacht Delphine Now on James – $20 Million Off!

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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delphine Historic Superyacht Delphine Now on James – $20 Million Off!

The SS Delphine, one of the last great private steamships of the 1920s, built for motorcar magnate Horace Dodge, has just been listed for sale on JamesList for $53 million – about a $20 million discount from when it was last on the market at the beginning of the year. When the 257-ft. yacht was launched in 1921 Dodge had it fitted out with an interior by Tiffany & Co. and every conceivable luxury a gentleman could purchase. Constructed at the Great Lakes Engineering Works in Michigan, she was pressed into service during World War II as the flagship for Admiral Ernest Joseph King.

Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Navy, and Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt are said to have met aboard her prior to convening the Yalta Conference with Stalin in 1945, but she was allowed to rust away in subsequent years. A European clothing mogul had her fully restored to former glory, including the steam engines, several years ago at a cost of $60 million. Along with accommodations for 26 guests and 28 crew members, there’s a music salon, cinema, fitness center, spa, sauna, smoking room, swimming pool and original fixtures like the telegraph machine in the mahogany pilothouse. Being a stately and historic craft she can only do 10 knots max, but then speed isn’t the point of a ship like this.

Take a look.

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 Historic Superyacht Delphine Now on James – $20 Million Off!  Historic Superyacht Delphine Now on James – $20 Million Off!

 Historic Superyacht Delphine Now on James – $20 Million Off!
Source: James Spotting

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