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|Savarona (ex Gunes Dil, Savarona III)|
no reproduction without the permission of the photographer
|Shipyard : ||Blohm & Voss, DEU ||Length : ||446.00 ft / 135.95 m|
|Hull ID : ||490||Beam : ||52.50 ft / 16.00 m|
|Year : ||1931||Draught : ||20.00 ft / 6.10 m|
|Refit : ||1992 / 1999|
|Naval Architect : ||Cox & Stevens / Diana Yacht Design (refit)|
|Stylist : ||Cox & Stevens|
|Decorator : ||Donald Starkey (refit)|
|Engine : ||2x 2685kW CAT 3608 diesels|
|Speed (max.) : ||18||Range (Nm): ||8,600|
|Speed (cruise) : ||16||Hull / Superstr. : ||steel / steel|
|Guests : ||34||Fuel (Ltr) : ||450,000|
|Crew : ||48||Water (Ltr) : ||220,000|
There are so many things to say on Savarona. This majestic megayacht was built on the request of Emily Roebling Cadwallader, daughter of a rich American architect. Savarona (a black swan from Africa) third of the line, became the largest yacht in 1931 (nowadays she is always part of the top-ten). But after financial setbacks, Mrs Roebling Cadwallader sold her in 1938 to Mustapha Kemal Atat?rk who sought a new presidential yacht for Turkey. This last resided on her a few times before his death which occurred the same year. Following what, Savarona became neglected, afterwards later becoming a training-ship of the Turkish navy. In 1979, a fire destroyed a large part of the ship.
At the end of the Eighties, the Turkish State decided to destroy her. However, a ship-owner, Kahraman Sadikoglu, proposed to rehabilitate her in a luxury yacht for the charter. Then Turkey yielded to him a concession for 49 years of exploitation. Three years of work were necessary for her refit. And the result is impressive. The installation of Savarona is distributes over five decks.
The lower one is located under the water line. It contains the more astonishing part of the yacht : a Turkish bath of more than 100 m?! Its creation required several hundreds of tons of marble. This strong heavy mass is also used as ballast for stabilization of the yacht. At the side of the hammam as it is also known, you find a versatile room which can be converted into cinema, dance or conference room. Beyond are the galley, and the storage sections. Aft you find the engine room.
The first deck contains twelve guests staterooms. These are composed of a bedroom, a living room and a bathroom. To the center, you note the presence of a gymnasium and a sauna. This room also contains a Jacuzzi and has an external access to the sea. The crew quarters are forward.
The second deck, which is the main deck, accommodates the large lounge (aft), followed by the Atat?rk's suite which has become a museum (to the center), four other guests staterooms and the crew quarters (forward).
The third deck accommodates a panoramic lounge (aft), the dining room (to the center) and the owner?s suite (forward). This one is larger than the other ones and has an office and a private solarium with swimming pool (see photo).
The fourth deck accommodates the pilothouse and the captain?s stateroom. There are also the two funnels. First is now redundant. It contains the various radars (see photo) and the main lift which serves all decks. There is a large helipad to the back of the second funnel (see photo). To pass from bridge to bridge, Savarona has a splendid staircase in semi-circular form. It serves the three main decks. Moreover Savarona has a total of four lifts.
|09/01/2007||Off Gocek||Gocek, Turkey ||anchored|
|08/23/2007||Off Cannes||Cannes, France ||anchored|
|07/05/2007||Port Lympia||Nice, France ||--|
|07/03/2006||Off Cannes||Cannes, France ||anchored|