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Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Christina O is a private motor yacht. At 99.06 metres long she is number 29th among the Top 100 largest yachts in the world. She was originally a Canadian anti-submarine 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. After the end of the Second World War she was one of many surplus naval vessels; Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis purchased her for its scrap value US$34,000 and then spent US$4 million to convert her into a luxurious superyacht renamed Christina, after his daughter. Upon Onassis' death, Christina donated the yacht to the Greek government; the vessel is now owned by John Paul Nicolaou, an Onassis family friend also in the shipping business, who in 1998 secured the then-decaying yacht in a government-sponsored auction spent $50 million to retrofit her. He lets the yacht for elite charters and cruises. Amenities: Jacuzzi (on deck), Lift (Elevator), Swimming Pool, Dance Floor, Library, Fireplace, Piano, Exterior Bar, Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Deck Jacuzzi, Gym/exercise equipment

Exterior Designer: Caesar Pinnau
Interior Designer: Apostolos Molindris

Superyacht Christina O
Superyacht Christina O

Superyacht Christina O

Superyacht Christina O

Superyacht Christina O
The most famous visitors on board (from left to the right): Winston Churchill (the UK prime minister during WWII), Grace Kelly (The Princess of Monaco), Marilyn Monroe (The Famous Actress), Maria Callas (The Opera Diva), Jackie Kennedy (John Kennedy's Wife), John Kennedy (President of the USA)

Yacht Price: $32.4 million (auction price of 2014)
Owned by: John Paul Nicolaou


Lenght overall     
99 m
11.12 m
Draught Max       
4.24 m
Gross tonnage     
1,802 t
N° of Decks       
Helideck platforms           
Construction materials        
Steel / Aluminium
Propulsion type 
Twin Screw
5,000 nm
Naval Architect
Canadian Vickers 
Cruising / Max. Speed
14 / 19 knots
Guests / Staterooms / Crew
34 / 17 / 39
Launched / Last Refit
1943 / 2001


Summer | Winter
p/week + expenses

Approx $630,631
Charter Broker: www.yachtcharterfleet.com


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