Christina O. is one of the most famous motor yachts in the world.
Originally an anti submarine frigate were built in 1943 for the Canadian navy, she was bought after the war for scrap value of 34.000$ by Aristotle Onassis and completely rebuilt into a spectacular motor yacht at Howaldt in Germany.
After his death his daughter Christina donated the yacht to the Greek Government and named ‘Argo’, the yacht was purchased 1998 by the Greek ship-owner J.P. Papanicolaou and completely refitted in Croatia for nearly 50 million $ including removing the old steam turbines replacing them with 2 heavy duty MAN engines with 5.500 horsepower and installing of a complete new 3phase 380volt/50Hz electric system with 3 big MAN generator units.
Her present cruising speed is around 16 knots and she is available for charter at around 450.000 EUR per week.
During the years many famous people have been guests onboard, like Maria Callas, John F. Kennedy, Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Nureyev, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill to name a few.
Recent charter guests were Paul McCartney, Donatella Versace, Tommy Lee, Puff Daddy, Madonna, Jonny Depp and Prince Andrew from England.
Since December 2014 Cristina O is back on the market for sale at a price of 25 million $.
She is certainly an icon in the yachting world and will be always famous because if her colorful history!