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Part 2: Delphine is believed to be the last big boat in the world with reciprocating steam engines.
By Kim Kavin
Delphine’s recent refit was undertaken to restore her, not to revamp her, and she is believed to be the last big boat in the world with reciprocating steam engines. She’s a classic through and through, right down to the Steinway grand piano in her music room.
Fifteen crew attend to Solemar’s 12 guests—especially the principal charterer, who enjoys unusually luxurious accommodations. “The owner’s suite is spread over two levels forward on the main deck,” says Cindy Brown, a broker in Nigel Burgess’ New York office. “That’s unusual. It’s not something that you see on yachts every day.”
Nigel Burgess Phone: (212) 233-0410. www.nigelburgess.com.
Phoenix is expected to be in the Caribbean this winter for $375,000 per week.
Moran Yacht & Ship Phone: (954) 768-0707. www.moranyachts.com.
During the evening, for example, when the pantry door swings open so members of Paraffin’s 16-strong crew can serve dinner, the galley lights and music automatically turn off so as not to disturb the 12 charter guests. For $360,000 per week, would you expect anything less?
Fraser Yachts Worldwide Phone: (954) 463-0640. www.fraseryachts.com.
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This article originally appeared in the September 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.