06 March 2010

Xarifa


One of the best things to do in Monaco is wander amongst the yachts and dream. How about this beautiful sailing yacht, the Xarifa.

She was designed by J.M.Soper and built in 1927 by JS White & Co. in Cowes for Franklin Morse Singer a well known American yachtsman, and one of the many sons of Isaac Singer, the multi-millionaire king of the sewing machine. The yacht was considered one of the more elegant and rich of the time. In 1951 Xarifa was bought by the famous German scientist and voyager Hans Hass. The ship took many voyages around the world most specifically in the Pacific and Indian oceans and was well-known in the world of oceanographic and scientific research. In 1960 she was purchased by Italian multimillionaire, Carlo Traglio who kept her based in Monaco, where she is always greatly admired. In 1970, the owner provided Xarifa with an extensive restoration.

Accomodations include six guests cabins ensuite; captain & officers cabins; crew cabins for ten; separate Dining Room, Library, and Smoking Lounge

And if you wanted to buy her, well you'd need a spare 3 millions euros. Click on the link to read more.

8 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I guess every yacht has a story, and this is a particularly fascinating one.

Leif Hagen said...

Only 3 million Euros? I was looking for something a little bigger ....

H.Peter said...

Yachting. A dream job. When you are young. Still reminisce about my years on a yacht.

Especially when I see your images in Monte Carlo.

Virginia said...

Only 3 mill? Well I'll be dreaming about this one myself! All three photos are lovely. Hard to believe it's as old as that. Lovingly cared for.
V

maria said...

She's a beauty! Too bad I don't a spare 3 million € at this time.....

Leif Hagen said...

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As an additional gift, I've decided to buy you this boat in your blog posting today!

Ola said...

How I miss summer and see! Beautiful yacht!

Brian Kennedy said...

Yes, the Xarifa has a fascinating history. Also named as the Radiant, Erasing, Capitana and L'Oisea Blanc, it served as a fish transporter during the mid-1940s. This is an image of the vessel in Aberdeen Harbour at that time. [IMG]http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s57/beekay1943/Photos/Radiant_Capitana.jpg[/IMG]

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