Here’s an opportunity to buy a slice of history as well as an historic maritime vessel. British statesman Winston Churchill’s 90-year-old yacht, Amazon, is up for sale for $2.1million!
The historic yacht, which was bought by architect Mireille Huet in 2005, has since been meticulously restored to its former glory. It is now docked in the little town of Limay west of Paris. Apparently, she is keen to sell the yacht to somebody who will “honor its dignity”, such as a collector, historian or movie producer. She apparently refused to sell it to an Arab prince as she did not approve of his plans for the yacht.
The yacht has had many name changes in its lifetime. Sir Winston Churchill originally named it Amazon, then its name was changed to Welsh Liberty, then to My Evangeline, and it’s now called Amazon once again. It has traveled over 4,000 nautical miles around the world in its lifetime and also served on missions to repatriate allied troops to Great Britain after the Second World War.
Amazon, which was originally ordered before Churchill became Britain’s Prime Minister, was built in 1936 at the old Thornycroft ship yard in Southampton in England, is a little the worst for wear, but still carries the spirit of its famous British owner. The parquet floor is the same as when Churchill used the boat, as is the mahogany furniture and the old-fashioned bar.
It boasts three main decks than can accommodate up to 60 passengers in 12 guest rooms. The luxury yacht also includes quarters for eight crew members, a spacious living room, kitchen, dining room and captain’s quarters as well as a sun lounge and the famous bar where Sir Winston Churchill used to enjoy a siesta and a cigar.
The current owner bought the yacht from someone she calls a “secret gangster” and is sad to see it go, but cannot afford its maintenance anymore. Still, she is intent on choosing the next owner very carefully.
If you think you could fit the bill as the next owner of Sir Winston Churchill’s yacht, let Baroque Yachts make the arrangements for you to meet the current owner and discuss the sale. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to view the historic yacht before you make your decision. Just contact us right away, firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make all the arrangements for you.
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