Measuring impressive 74 meters in length over all, historic yacht Williamsburg, previously known as The Floating White House, comes with a new look, thanks to the recent refit project by Green Yachts. The proposal is to transform the Williamsburg yacht in a modern vessel, while keeping intact the unaffected charm as well as classic style, that has always distinguished the original design.
The details that make style
The vertical bow is in line with the current trend style, a slender stern cantilevered over the water, elements that are maintained and amplified thanks to moldings and color effects. All the windows have been revised in order to increase the visibility and natural lighting of the interiors. Layout includes the lower deck area reserved for guests and crew cabins, a spacious and bright living room where is placed, in the main deck, an original contemporary styled fireplace, place of meeting and conversation.
Decks and external lines
The slender hull with streamlined water lines is ideal for hybrid propulsion, able to ensure excellent performance even in rough seas, as widely tested in the years when it was used with the function of an armed escort in the Northern Seas.
On the upper deck the owner cabin with a front view and independent access to the sundeck, in the aft area the study with direct access to outside sundeck also used as a landing zone for the helicopter. All exterior decks are free and used as sundeck for guests, two fast displacement tenders in carbon-look are positioned on the outer sides, while the tender rib is housed in the bow deck.
The Superyacht Design by GreenYachts, enhances the classic lines of Williamsburg, completing the forward gunwale to protect the sundeck area in front of the master cabin. Large windows for the wheelhouse and owners cabin, to allow maximum visibility inside-out. Construction of new side panels in contrasting colors along the walkways of the first and second decks to allow a more streamlined side profile. The central chimney is maintained as a characteristic element, inside of it are channeled ventilation and extraction keeping the sides without flanks and grids. Evident in the side of hull, the large portholes on the lower deck positioned to provide more natural light and water level view to guests accommodations. Original also the geometry of top bow shapes to be used for mooring and at same time as support of flag’s pole, these horizontal cuts enable to achieve a better forward view from the master stateroom.
The history of the Floating White House
The ship came into force in 1941 with the U.S. Navy in active service until 1945 when it became ‘officially joined’ by the representative of President Truman. Today, this beautiful unit lies almost abandoned in Italian waters waiting to be restored to former splendor ITS and sail the oceans again helmed by His new owner. During the Second World War, Williamsburg was used as the unit for escorting military convoys in the North Sea, and was mostly based in Reykjavik.
Several Initiatives not have been made in those years, to be remembered among the many, the secret transfer in July 1942 of 28 chests full of gold bars for a total estimated value of blackberries than 1,500,000 dollars – after the Second World War Williamsburg has become the unit of representation of the U.S. President Truman and has hosted famous people, such as Winston Churchill, George Marshall, Miguel Aleman, Clement Atlee, surfing in Florida, Bermuda, Cuba and Vigin Islands before being replaced in 1953 by President Esienhower.
Main technical characteristics of historic yacht Williamsburg:
Length 74.30 meters
Width mt 11:00
Diving 4.3 mt
Displacement 1,805 t
Engine 2 x 1000 kW Diesel-Hybrid
Speed 15-18 kn
About Green Yachts
The team of Green Yachts fell in love with this ship, its history, its shapes and want to make a contribution to help Williamsburg regain the deep and sail again as a luxury yacht. For this reason, Green Yachts offers the design project to anyone who cares about this historic yacht and wants to save her from sinking. Green Yachts is an Italian company with a focus on environmental issues, hence the name green, with over ten years of experience in naval design and shipbuilding.