Iconic 99.1-metre Christina O has gone on sale through Edmiston.
Known for her stellar guest list, the Canadian & Vickers yacht bought by Aristotle Onassis in 1954 has played host to Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy, as well as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne. It was also the venue for Princess Grace and Prince Rainier’s wedding reception in 1956.
The superyacht was voted 4th finest in SuperYacht World’s poll of the Top 50 Finest Superyachts, which appears in our current issue, available here.
Even if you discount her passenger list, the yacht has gone through a fairly extraordinary history. Built as a frigate for the Canadian navy and working in World War II before Onassis bought her as scrap and converted her, she was passed on to his daughter and to the Greek government after his death and neglected for 20 years. In 2001 she was once again restored, by late owner John Paul Papanicolaou, another Greek businessman.
Features inside include a library, sports lounge, children’s playroom, fitness centre, beauty salon and massage room. The Onassis Suite has an original Renoir and Ari’s Bar, once the favourite hangout of the glamourous, remains intact with its original stools and whale-fang bar handles.
Her toy garage offers two mahogany tenders, a ski boat, jetskis and windsurf equipment.
She sleeps 36 guests in 18 staterooms. Contact: Edmiston.