SAVARONA Yacht – Government of Turkey’s $100M Superyacht

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SAVARONA yacht in the African language is a long-necked black-feathered swan living in the Indian Ocean and from its namesake, this superyacht was the world’s longest and largest yacht in 1931 with a length of 446 feet. She was originally built for Emily Roebling Cadwalader, the granddaughter of Brooklyn Bridge’s engineer.

Her sleek interior was designed by Donald Starkey and her exterior was penned by Cox & Stevens. She was built by Blohm + Voss in Germany at their 451,000 m² shipyard located in the heart of the Port of Hamburg, Europe’s third-largest port.

Currently, SAVARONA is registered under Turkey’s flag, the 10th most popular yacht registration in this world-class industry with a total number of 170 ships registered. 


Name:Savarona
Length:136 metres (446ft)
Guests:34
Crew:44
Builder:Blohm + Voss
Designer:Cox & Stevens
Interior Designer:Donald Starkey
Year:1931
Speed:18 knots
Engines:Caterpillar
Volume: 4,701 ton
Price:US $100 million
Annual Running Cost:US $10 million
Owner:Government of Turkey

SAVARONA yacht interior

Her interior design is the work of superyacht designer Donald Starkey who is renowned for creating timeless and elegant yacht design masterpieces. 

The SAVARONA yacht’s design comes with a 282-foot long grand staircase that connects the yacht’s decks internally. She also features an authentic marble Turkish bath, a huge swimming pool, two royal spa pools, two separate saunas, and steam bathrooms. There’s even a movie theater, a library, and a hi-tech gym for guests to enjoy. 

Exterior

The SAVARONA yacht was designed by Cox & Stevens with a luxurious teak deck, steel hull, and a steel superstructure. She is in the top 5% by LOA in this world and one of the 59 motor yachts longer than 100 meters. 

Specifications

Her superstructure is made predominantly with steel and she has a total length of 136m (446ft) and a beam of 16 m or 52.5 feet. 

She is powered by twin diesel Caterpillar (3608 DITA) 8-cylinder 1,840hp engines running at 1000rpm which gives her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

She has a gross tonnage of 4701 GT and 4646 displacements. Her water tanks store around 220,000 liters of freshwater which is enough for 34 guests and 44 staff. 

She was built to RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) classification society rules and has a range of more than 3000 nautical miles. 

Accommodation

SAVARONA is a luxurious yacht with the perfect blend of luxury and privacy that can accommodate 34 charter guests in 17 spacious cabins, each with its own ensuite facilities. 

She also offers an unforgettable experience of water-based activities for every guest like water skiing, windsurfing, and jet-skiing as well as diving and sailing. 

Her fine service is comparable, if not superior, to those of five-star hotels which makes her perfect for both business and entertainment. 

Price

The SAVARONA yacht was built by Blohm and Voss for $4 million in 1931, which translates to more than $80 million in current value. However, SAVARONA is currently not for sale. 

Owner

This superyacht is one of the most expensive yachts ever built, and it’s not hard to see why as she was commissioned by Mrs. Emily Roebling Cadwallader, granddaughter of John Roebling, the engineer who built the iconic Brooklyn Bridge

Although SAVARONA has sailed Atlantic, Mediterranean, and South African waters, Mrs. Cadwallader could not take her to the United States of America because of potentially confiscatory import duties so she sold the yacht in 1938 to the Turkish Government

The latter gifted the megayacht to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founding father of the Republic of Turkey but unfortunately, he died a few months later. 

She was badly damaged by fire in 1979 and in 1989 a decision was made to scrap her but Mr. Kahraman Sadikoglu was able to obtain a last-minute stay of execution to lease and refurbish the yacht. After three years and 425 men working on refitting, she is once again sailing the waters of the world and bringing a unique experience that only she can offer.

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