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    325ft /99.06m | Canadian Vickers | 1943 / 2001

    Special Features:

    • Historically renowned superyacht
    • 16 staterooms including the famous ‘Onassis Suite’
    • Bronze-edged swimming pool that transforms into a dance floor
    • Michelin-starred Chef
    • Luxurious Six Senses Spa
    • Beautiful mahogany tenders
    • Elegant piano lounge and bar
    • Children's playroom

    CHRISTINA O is one of the most iconic motor yachts ever launched, best known for her part in the birth of the ‘jet-set’, grand interiors and unrivalled level of luxurious amenities.

    Starting life in World War Two as a Canadian frigate, Christina O was purchased in 1954 by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who transformed her into the most luxurious private yacht of her time. She went on to host a wealth of illustrious guests, ranging from Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill.

    Onassis epitomised the life of the superyacht elite, garnering a reputation as the original jetsetter, but following his death in 1975, Christina O fell into disrepair. Luckily, a meticulous restoration project led by a family friend of Onassis was completed in 2001 and, today, charterers can enjoy the resonance of her unique past with the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and on-board service.   

    Exterior Design

    Styled in the early fifties by Caesar Pinnau, the exterior of Christina O easily stands out among other superyachts on today’s charter market thanks to her distinctive clipper bow, long sheer line, rounded superstructure and dazzling white topsides, and this is not forgetting her trademark, vibrant yellow funnel. A variety of vast open-air spaces across Christina O offer a multitude of options for lounging and socialising. The top level of the yacht, known as the compass deck, is well-primed for sunning, with a line of chaise loungers and a bar, while the spacious promenade deck below features an aft spa pool, and alfresco dining and bar setup. Most impressive is the main deck, where Onassis’ swimming pool has been faithfully restored with its renowned Minoan bull and vaulter mosaic. What’s more, the bottom of the pool can be raised to form a dance floor.

    Interior Design

    Christina O’s expansive interior was completely gutted during her most recent refit, with notable artefacts salvaged and sensitively restored. Aftermost on the main deck is the Lapis Lounge, named after its original lapis fireplace, which remains in place, and decorated in the style of an English country manor house. The main deck is also home to a dining salon with a 24-seater table, and the Aris Bar, which boasts its original rope-covered bar, whale fang bar handles and whale-skin bar stools. A majestic atrium with a striking mosaic of the Onassis omega logo then allows guests to access the two further salons on the promenade deck above via a spiral staircase.


    Known as the Onassis Suite, the yacht’s master stateroom stretches across the forward section of the bridge deck and comprises three rooms: large sleeping quarters, a white Penteli marble bathroom and a book-lined study. The latter is oak-panelled and boasts the original onyx fireplace, while the bedroom is illuminated by authentic Baccarat crystal wall lights, adding to its elegance.  The other accommodation on board comprises 10 double staterooms on the main deck forward and eight convertible cabins on the lower deck.

    Leisure & Entertainment

    As well as her impressive lounging and dining facilities, Christina O also features a unique variety of leisure and entertainment facilities, particularly on her promenade deck. These include an oak-panelled library with green upholstered chairs and settees, and a huge saloon, boasting three large seating areas. This space can also serve as a ballroom, with a raised dais for the orchestra, as well as a cinema thanks to a drop-down screen and state-of-the-art sound system. There is also a glass-panelled gymnasium on board and a music room with a Steinway piano where the likes of Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra once performed.

    Why Charter Christina O

    One of the most iconic superyachts available for charter, Christina O is distinctly steeped in stories of the rich and famous, who have once graced her decks. She is an ideal choice for those looking for an opulent charter vacation, enhanced with the ambience of a magnificent past. Plus, capable of accommodating 36 guests, she is perfect for larger parties set to experience the extraordinary lifestyle of the Onassis years.


    Jacuzzi (on deck), Lift (Elevator), Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Deck Jacuzzi, Gym/exercise equipment, Air Conditioning, Gym

    Luxury Charter yacht Christina O is a classic yacht, read our online guide for more information on classic yacht charter.

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    Amenities & Entertainment

    For your relaxation and entertainment Christina O has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

    For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

    Christina O is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

    • 1 x Kawasaki Waverunner (110 hp)
    • 2 x Windsurfers
    • Snorkelling Equipment
    • 1 x Stand-up Jet-Ski
    • 1 x Banana 6 person
    • Towable Toys
    • 1 x Hacker Craft Varnished Wood with 1 x Volvo 250 HP Inboard engine
    • 2 x
    • 2 x Zodiac Medline 3 with 2 x 150 HP Jet Drive engines
    • 1 x Zodiac Medline 2

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    Your family and friends could learn to use the water toys on your charter vacation onboard this luxury charter yacht. Motor Yacht Christina O is a certified RYA Training Centre yacht.


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    'Christina O' Charter Rates & Destinations

    Mediterranean Summer Cruising Region


    Low Season


    €560,000560,000p/week + expensesp/week in Summer
    Approx $596,000

    High Season

    €560,000560,000p/week + expenses
    Approx $596,000

    Caribbean Winter Cruising Region


    Low Season


    p/week in Winter560,000560,000p/week + expenses
    Approx $596,000

    High Season

    €560,000560,000p/week + expenses
    Approx $596,000

    • Guests


    • Cabins


    • Crew


    Cabin Configuration

    • 3 VIP
    • 14 Convertable


    Length 325ft /99.06m
    Beam 36.48ft /11.12m
    Draft 13.91ft /4.24m
    Gross Tonnage 1802 Tonnes
    Cruising Speed 14 Knots
    Builder Canadian VickersCanadian Vickers
    Model CustomCustom
    Built 1943 | 2001 (Refitted)
    Exterior Designer Caesar Pinnau
    Interior Design Apostolos Molindris & Associates




    €560,000p/week + expensesApprox $596,000



    €560,000p/week + expensesApprox $596,000

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