Christina O

Built: 1943   Refit: 2018   Home Port: Summer base port: South of France. Winter Base port: St Maarten   Sleeps: 34

Specification
  • Length: 99 metres
  • Beam: 11 metres
  • Construction: Steel
  • Cruising Speed: 14 Knots
  • Fuel consumption: 800 litres per hour
  • Builder: Canadian Vickers
  • Engines: Main engines: 2 x MAN 2775 BHP per engine Generators: 3 x MAN 476 kw per generator Emergency Generator: MAN D2866TE, 176 kw output
  • Communication:

    V Sat and GSM
    Cellular phone/Fax through PABX
    Wifi in the Library, Onassis Suite, Guests Cabins, Callas Lounge, Lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar and pool deck.

Accommodation
  • Total Guests (sleeping): 34
  • Total Guests (cruising): 157
  • Number of Crew: 38
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Amenities:

    Jacuzzi (on deck), WiFi connection on board, Air Conditioning, GYM, Stabilisers underway, Elevator / Lift
    Historically renowned superyacht 16 staterooms including the famous ‘Onassis Suite’Bronze-edged swimming pool that transforms into a dance floor, Michelin-starred Chef, Luxurious Six Senses Spa, Beautiful mahogany tenders, Elegant piano lounge and bar, Children's playroom.

    Gym equipment:
    Gym equipment including bike and running machine

    Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities:
    Satellite TV Receivers
    Flat screens TV’s, DVD players in each cabin
    Cinema in the Callas lounge
    3 Pianos on board, 2 original Steinway and 1 piano Roland RG – 7
    Ipod docking station in the Callas lounge, lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar, pool deck

  • Leisure:

    As well as her impressive lounging and dining facilities, Christina O also features a unique variety of leisure and entertainment facilities, particularly on her promenade deck. These include an oak-panelled library with green upholstered chairs and settees, and a huge saloon, boasting three large seating areas. This space can also serve as a ballroom, with a raised dais for the orchestra, as well as a cinema thanks to a drop-down screen and state-of-the-art sound system. There is also a glass-panelled gymnasium on board and a music room with a Steinway piano where the likes of Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra once performed.

    Tenders & Toys:
    Jacuzzi/pool on deck / lift - atrium
    2 massage rooms, 1 beauty room, fitness therapists are included in the charter rate no additional cost.
    2 x passenger Hacker Craft Prestige varnished launches carrying 8 guests. (recently refit)
    2 x 60-man watercraft lifeboats; Liferafts 8 x 20 pax + 2 x 25 pax
    1 x RIB tender "Black Mamba" 850 (new 2018)
    1 x sports tender "Olympic Cruiser" 720 (new 2018)
    Various snorkelling equipment
    2 x Ringos
    1 x 6-man banana
    The vessel has the following gym equipment:
    2 Cybex semi-recumbant bicycles - programmable
    1 Power Plate
    1 Life Fitness 9500 HR ellipitical bike cross trainer
    1 LifeFitness Treadmill 9500 HR
    Various free weights + bench
    1 YACHT TOBOGGAN AQUAGLIDE WITH A 6.50 METERS SLIDE
    NEW HYDRAULIC SWIM PLATFORM (PORT SIDE)
    RYA WATER SPORTS CENTRE
    2 SEADOO SPARK 900 HO 3 seats with IBR system
    1 SEADOO GTI 120 CV for
    1 HOVERBOARD
    1 FLYBOARD

  • Cruising Area(s):

    Summer: Western Mediterranean: Albania, Balearic
    Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Corsica, Costa del
    Sol, Croatia, Cyprus, French Riviera & Monaco, Greece
    - Aegean/Cyclades Sea, Greece - Ionian Sea, Italy -
    North (mainland), Italy - Sardinia, Italy - Sicily, Italy -
    South (mainland), Malta, Montenegro, Portugal,
    Provence Coast & Marseille, Red Sea, Slovenia, Turkey,
    Venice

    Winter: Caribbean; Abu Dhabi,
    Arabian Gulf, British Virgin Islands, Canada - East
    Coast, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic,
    Dubai, Leeward Islands, Malaysia, Maldives, Nicaragua,
    Panama, Patagonia, Red Sea, Seychelles, Singapore,
    The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands,
    Windward Islands

  • Charter Cost:

    €560,000 per week low season
    €630,000 per week high season
    €700,000 per week- Winter rate for Caribbean

History

Starting life in World War Two as a Canadian frigate, Christina O was purchased in 1954 by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who transformed her into the most luxurious private yacht of her time. She went on to host a wealth of illustrious guests, ranging from Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill.

Onassis epitomised the life of the superyacht elite, garnering a reputation as the original jetsetter, but following his death in 1975, Christina O fell into disrepair. Luckily, a meticulous restoration project led by a family friend of Onassis was completed in 2001 and, today, charterers can enjoy the resonance of her unique past with the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and on-board service.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

Styled in the early fifties by Caesar Pinnau, the exterior of Christina O easily stands out among other superyachts on today’s charter market thanks to her distinctive clipper bow, long sheer line, rounded superstructure and dazzling white topsides, and this is not forgetting her trademark, vibrant yellow funnel. A variety of vast open-air spaces across Christina O offer a multitude of options for lounging and socialising. The top level of the yacht, known as the compass deck, is well-primed for sunning, with a line of chaise loungers and a bar, while the spacious promenade deck below features an aft spa pool, and alfresco dining and bar setup. Most impressive is the main deck, where Onassis’ swimming pool has been faithfully restored with its renowned Minoan bull and vaulter mosaic. What’s more, the bottom of the pool can be raised to form a dance floor.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Christina O’s expansive interior was completely gutted during her most recent refit, with notable artefacts salvaged and sensitively restored. Aftermost on the main deck is the Lapis Lounge, named after its original lapis fireplace, which remains in place, and decorated in the style of an English country manor house. The main deck is also home to a dining salon with a 24-seater table, and the Aris Bar, which boasts its original rope-covered bar, whale fang bar handles and whale-skin bar stools. A majestic atrium with a striking mosaic of the Onassis omega logo then allows guests to access the two further salons on the promenade deck above via a spiral staircase.

Specification
  • Length: 99 metres
  • Beam: 11 metres
  • Construction: Steel
  • Cruising Speed: 14 Knots
  • Fuel consumption: 800 litres per hour
  • Builder: Canadian Vickers
  • Engines: Main engines: 2 x MAN 2775 BHP per engine Generators: 3 x MAN 476 kw per generator Emergency Generator: MAN D2866TE, 176 kw output
  • Communication:

    V Sat and GSM
    Cellular phone/Fax through PABX
    Wifi in the Library, Onassis Suite, Guests Cabins, Callas Lounge, Lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar and pool deck.

Accommodation
  • Total Guests (sleeping): 34
  • Total Guests (cruising): 157
  • Number of Crew: 38
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Amenities:

    Jacuzzi (on deck), WiFi connection on board, Air Conditioning, GYM, Stabilisers underway, Elevator / Lift
    Historically renowned superyacht 16 staterooms including the famous ‘Onassis Suite’Bronze-edged swimming pool that transforms into a dance floor, Michelin-starred Chef, Luxurious Six Senses Spa, Beautiful mahogany tenders, Elegant piano lounge and bar, Children's playroom.

    Gym equipment:
    Gym equipment including bike and running machine

    Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities:
    Satellite TV Receivers
    Flat screens TV’s, DVD players in each cabin
    Cinema in the Callas lounge
    3 Pianos on board, 2 original Steinway and 1 piano Roland RG – 7
    Ipod docking station in the Callas lounge, lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar, pool deck

  • Leisure:

    As well as her impressive lounging and dining facilities, Christina O also features a unique variety of leisure and entertainment facilities, particularly on her promenade deck. These include an oak-panelled library with green upholstered chairs and settees, and a huge saloon, boasting three large seating areas. This space can also serve as a ballroom, with a raised dais for the orchestra, as well as a cinema thanks to a drop-down screen and state-of-the-art sound system. There is also a glass-panelled gymnasium on board and a music room with a Steinway piano where the likes of Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra once performed.

    Tenders & Toys:
    Jacuzzi/pool on deck / lift - atrium
    2 massage rooms, 1 beauty room, fitness therapists are included in the charter rate no additional cost.
    2 x passenger Hacker Craft Prestige varnished launches carrying 8 guests. (recently refit)
    2 x 60-man watercraft lifeboats; Liferafts 8 x 20 pax + 2 x 25 pax
    1 x RIB tender "Black Mamba" 850 (new 2018)
    1 x sports tender "Olympic Cruiser" 720 (new 2018)
    Various snorkelling equipment
    2 x Ringos
    1 x 6-man banana
    The vessel has the following gym equipment:
    2 Cybex semi-recumbant bicycles - programmable
    1 Power Plate
    1 Life Fitness 9500 HR ellipitical bike cross trainer
    1 LifeFitness Treadmill 9500 HR
    Various free weights + bench
    1 YACHT TOBOGGAN AQUAGLIDE WITH A 6.50 METERS SLIDE
    NEW HYDRAULIC SWIM PLATFORM (PORT SIDE)
    RYA WATER SPORTS CENTRE
    2 SEADOO SPARK 900 HO 3 seats with IBR system
    1 SEADOO GTI 120 CV for
    1 HOVERBOARD
    1 FLYBOARD

  • Cruising Area(s):

    Summer: Western Mediterranean: Albania, Balearic
    Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Corsica, Costa del
    Sol, Croatia, Cyprus, French Riviera & Monaco, Greece
    - Aegean/Cyclades Sea, Greece - Ionian Sea, Italy -
    North (mainland), Italy - Sardinia, Italy - Sicily, Italy -
    South (mainland), Malta, Montenegro, Portugal,
    Provence Coast & Marseille, Red Sea, Slovenia, Turkey,
    Venice

    Winter: Caribbean; Abu Dhabi,
    Arabian Gulf, British Virgin Islands, Canada - East
    Coast, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic,
    Dubai, Leeward Islands, Malaysia, Maldives, Nicaragua,
    Panama, Patagonia, Red Sea, Seychelles, Singapore,
    The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands,
    Windward Islands

  • Charter Cost:

    €560,000 per week low season
    €630,000 per week high season
    €700,000 per week- Winter rate for Caribbean

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