The motor yacht CHRISTINA O is a 99 m 325 (foot) 99.15 (325.3 ft) steel boat which was completely constructed by Canadian Vickers Shipyards and devised in the office of Howaldtswerke and Prof Cesare Pinau and Costas Carabelas. The 99.15 (325. Sleeping 36 passengers and 36 crew, motor yacht CHRISTINA O was formerly 167 Rcns K-327 Stormont; Christina; Argo. The firm of naval architecture whom authored the drawings on this ship was Howaldtswerke and Prof. Cesare Pinau and Costas Carabelas. In addition, the interior design is from the company Apostolos Molindris.
When Aristotle Onassis bought the vessel in 1954, he converted her into the most modern, largest yacht of her era at an expense of over $4 million. CHRISTINA O became his floating mansion and headquarters for over two decades until he died in 1975. Steeped in history CHRISTINA O has been host to many celebrities, famous and influential people including Maria Callas, John Paul Getty, John D Rockefeller, Eva Peron, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Rudolf Nureyev, John Wayne, Greta Garbo and Dame Margot Fonteyn to name a few. John F Kennedy and Sir Winston Churchill first met as guests of Aristotle Onassis onboard CHRISTINA O and two of the century's most celebrated wedding receptions were held on CHRISTINA O - Prince Rainier to Princess Grace, and Onassis to Jackie Kennedy. Christina, who was Onassis's daughter donated CHRISTINA O to the Greek Government in 1978 and it ultimately became disused. CHRISTINA O was then purchased by a family friend of Onassis in 1998 and underwent a complete refit, restoring her to her former glory and with the addition of all the latest technologies and equipment. CHRISTINA O boasts a swimming pool which converts to a dance floor, a large Jacuzzi and extensive sunbathing decks. She can host up to 250 guests on her canopied decks and has fabulous areas for indoor entertaining, including a luxurious dining room capable of seating up to 40 guests.
Howaldtswerke was the naval architecture company involved in the professional nautical design work for CHRISTINA O. Her interior design was realised by Apostolos Molindris. Howaldtswerke and Prof Cesare Pinau and Costas Carabelas is also associated with the yacht wider design collaboration for this boat. In 1943 she was formally launched with celebration in Montreal Pq and post sea trials and detailing was then delivered to the owner. Canadian Vickers Shipyards completed their new build motor yacht in Canada. Her hull was constructed with steel. The motor yacht superstructure is fabricated predominantly with steel. With a beam of 11.13 m / 36.5 ft CHRISTINA O has fairly large interior. She has a fairly deep draught of 4.27m (14ft). She had refit maintenance and modification carried out by 2001.
Installed with twin MAN diesel engines, CHRISTINA O can reach a top speed of 20 knots. Coupled to the CHRISTINA O engines are twin screw propellers. She also has an efficient range of 5000 miles when motoring at her cruise speed of 18 knots. Her total HP is 5550 HP and her total Kilowatts are 4084. Regarding bow thruster maneuverability she was fitted with Brunvoll / Stern: Brunvoll. For stabalisers she was supplied with Vosper.
The 99.15 (325.3 ft) luxury yacht M/Y CHRISTINA O can accommodate as many as 36 guests and 36 crew.
The main engines are two 2775 Horse Power / christina O kW MAN. Model: ALPHA diesel. - Total engine power output 5550 HP /4084 KW. - Approximate Cruise Speed is 18 knots. - Top Speed: 20 knots. - Approximate range: 5000 at a speed of 10 knots. - Fuel tanks: 329000 L. - Fresh water: 106000.00. - Gensets: Man 3 times 470 kilowatts. - Stabalisers: Vosper. - Bow Thrusters: Brunvoll / Stern: Brunvoll. - Yacht Beam: 11.13m/36.5ft. - Waterline Length (LWL): 87.8m/288.1ft. - Draught at deepest: 4.27m/14ft.
As she enjoys the facility of her own landing area for helicopters on deck, CHRISTINA O is able to transfer people and/or equipment over to another place. This motor yacht has a teak deck.
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