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History of the Christina O Mega Yacht

A Look At This Luxury Vessel

History of the Christina O Luxury Yacht

History of the Christina O Luxury Yacht

The Christina O yacht was originally built back in 1943 and was commissioned as a Canadian convoy escort. In 1954, after 11 years in the service of Canada, it was purchased by the famous shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Onassis would then go on to plough over $4 million into the ship, transforming it into the most elegant and advanced private yacht of it’s time, and a host to several extravagant celebrations. He duly named the yacht Christina, after his daughter.

Onassis had a firm affection for the yacht, and made it his unofficial second home from 1954 to 1975.

IT was also during thistime, that the yacht’s guest list was the veritable who’s who of dignitaries and celebrities, from Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas as well as countless others.

It was aboard the Christina O that John F. Kennedy first met Winston Churchill, and the vessel also played host to two of the most celebrated wedding receptions of the century – Prince Rainier of Monaco to Grace Kelly and Onassis to Jacqueline Kennedy.

In 1975, after Onassis’ death, his daughter kindly donated the yacht to the Greek government, before it was purchased in 1998 by Onassis family friend and shipping industry leader, John Paul Papanicolaou. Papanicolaou then began Christina’s three-year restoration, a process which involved meticulous research, craftsmanship and engineering.

After more than 25 years, the yacht would return to sail into a new millennium in her original grandeur complemented by today’s latest technology.

As the Christina O’s distinguished past blends into the dawning of a new era, the yacht affords a new generation an opportunity to experience the extraordinary and luxurious lifestyle of the Onassis years.

The Christina O is currently available for charter. Click here for enquiries.

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Photos Of The Christina O Luxury Yacht

Christina O Yacht Pics

Here with some photographs of the luxury yacht Christina O. Enjoy.

The Bar Aboard The Christina O Luxury Yacht

The Bar Aboard The Christina O Luxury Yacht

One of the bedrooms aboard the Christina O Yacht

One of the bedrooms aboard the Christina O Yacht

Deckside on the Christina O Luxury Yacht.

Deckside on the Christina O Luxury Yacht.

The Christina O Yacht has an extensive library.

The Christina O Yacht has an extensive library.

Visitors to the Christina O Yacht can relax in one of the lounges.

Visitors to the Christina O Yacht can relax in one of the lounges.

Another one of the lounges aboard the Christina O vessel.

Another one of the lounges aboard the Christina O vessel.

Poolside at the Christina O Yacht.

Poolside at the Christina O Yacht.

The spiralling stairwell aboard the Christina O luxury yacht.

The spiralling stairwell aboard the Christina O luxury yacht.

The Christina O is currently available for charter hire. Click here for any enquiries.

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Christina O Charter Locations

Port Destinations Of The Christina O

A list of port destinations where the Christina O yacht docks during charters.

Western Mediterranean

St Tropez

Sicily

Sardinia

Portofino

Porto-Vecchio

Nice

Naples & Capri

Monaco

Italy

Iles d’hyeres

French Riviera

France

Cote d Azur

Corsica

Cannes

Bonifacio

Antibes

Amalfi Coast

Aeolian Islands

Click here for enquiries about a charter.

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Christina O Yacht Specifications and Amenities

Yacht Specifications

Christina O Specs

Christina O Specs


For anyone looking for information on the specifications and amenities of the Christina O yacht, have no fear, we present the info you need:

type/year: Caribbean/Mediterranean Luxury Yacht/1943

refit: 2001

l.o.a.: 99.13m/325 ft

charter guest: 36

cabins: 18

cruise speed: 19 knots

beam: 11.12m/ 36

crew: 30

max speed: 19.5 knots

engines: 2 x 2,775

Yacht Amenities

Range: 12,000 nm

Fuel: 550 litres per hour

Satellite Communications (phone, fax and email)

Cellular phones

Two Hacker Yamaha Prestige varnished launchers

Two RIBs for water-skiing and passenger transportation

Two dinghies

3 two-man wave riders
Two windsurfers

Water-skiing

Two ringos

6-man banana

Snorkelling equipment

Satellite TV

Plasma screen

Helicopter pad

Jacuzzi/pool on deck

Massage room

Beauty room

Fitness room

Click here to make an enquiry about the Christina O.

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Christina O Luxury Yacht

An Overview

The Christina O is a truly magnificent luxury yacht steeped in history and tradition. Part of the famous Onassis dynasty, the Christina O has played host to a wealth of celebrities, including the likes of Eva Peron, the Kennedy clan: as well as A-list from the 60’s.

The Christina O is one of the most famous yacht charters in the world and offers something very special indeed. Elegance, splendour and luxury are obvious as you step aboard this motor yacht. The superlatives are about as numerous as the celebrities that have been aboard. Enjoy cruising the waters of the Caribbean and Mediterranean in pure luxury and decadence. This mega yacht truly defines a new level of exclusive private charter.

With it’s nineteen staterooms, the Christina O offers stunning accommodation for up to thirty guests . In addition, she boasts four salons, a spacious dining room offering seating up to 40 guests, three cocktail bars (including it’s reknowned Aris’ bar), a fitness center, an extensive library, a children’s playroom, beauty parlour, as well as a massage room. Besides all of this, her exterior amenities include a rather fabolous swimming pool, which is easily converted into a dance floor, a large Jacuzzi, expansive sunbathing decks and a helipad.

Quite simply, this yacht has it all, and is available for charter right now. Click here to book the luxurious Christina O Luxury Yacht.

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