03/03/2007


SS Delphine at Imperia Classic Yacht Meeting

The SS DELPHINE, with 257' (78.65m) the biggest 'true classic' superyacht afloat, has yesterday announced to officials of the 'Imperia Classic Yacht Meeting' that they are ...

... delighted to take on the opportunity to take part in this new 'Spirit of Tadition' event held from 27th of April to 1st of May in Imperia, Italy, this year. 

Organisers are equally exited to have such a brilliant yacht as a 'flag ship' for the event!
The 1921 built yacht still has her original unique quadruple-expansion steam engines designed by the first owner, Mr. Horace Dodge of American automobile fame, and they are working beautifully! Today she is offered for charter for up to 26 guests overnight or up to 160 day passengers. Current owners have spent 6 years of restoration work until the ship was re-christened in September of 2003, by H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco. In 2004 S.S. DELPHINE received the annual Showboats award for best refit. 

Organisers of the Imperia event also announce to present just another true and exciting classic: The 77m MS SNELLIUS, built in 1951 by the yard of P.M.Smit Jr. in Rotterdam. She was built as a hydrographical vessel and got famous through the fact that she charted the last unknown parts of our blue planet at the coasts of Papua New Guinea. Today her owner is trying to find another enthusiastic yachtsman to restore her into a yacht or small passenger ship to safe her from ending up as scrap. He has to move her soon from her mooring because the dock the ship is moored has been sold and he has no alternatives, hence our interest to help him saving the ship. The owner will be presenting his project with all available documentation, plans and photos at the show. As you can see on the photo - she has a very fine entry... 

Capt. Thomas S. Wissmann
Site : http://boats4ever.com

Contact :
Imperia Classic Yacht Meeting
27.April - 1.May 2007 

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