Well-known for being an outstanding yacht of her era, SOKAR combines timeless design and exquisite craftsmanship, easily earning herself a place at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
Previously named Jonikal, the superyacht is the backdrop of iconic pictures of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, the son of the yacht’s former owner when the pair took a holiday around the Italian Riviera in 1997.
In 2015, the motor yacht benefited from a refreshing refit which saw the addition of contemporary furnishings and an up-to-date selection of amenities.
However, she has maintained her classic charm with many original fittings still in place and an emphasis on ornamenting the living spaces with traditional pieces. Polished, gleaming wood surfaces are carefully balanced with sumptuous fabrics and nautical touches to give her a warm and comfortable interior. She exudes sophistication, and would have been the ideal choice for a Princess looking to experience the magic of a luxury yacht vacation.
Polished, gleaming wood surfaces are carefully balanced with sumptuous fabrics and nautical touches to give her a warm and comfortable interior.
Among the pictures, the most famous is of the Princess sitting on an extendable ramp that overlooks the sparkling water. Others include the Princess stepping on to a tender, and enjoying time outdoors on the deck.
Although SOKAR looks much the same in many respects, she now enjoys a Helipad and an on-deck Jacuzzi for guests to soak in. Ample outdoor deck space gives her charter guests plenty of opportunities to lie back and enjoy some sunshine or dine together with views of the ocean surrounding them.
When Diana was aboard SOKAR, she gifted a Ralph Lauren sweatshirt to the chief stewardess taking care of the experience. Recently, the item of clothing went up for auction and is expected to fetch over $10,000 when it goes under the hammer.
But if you want to feel closer to a slice of Royal history, SOKAR is currently for sale and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
Princess Diana's USA Sweatshirt (Gifted to a Yacht Worker Just Before Her Death) Is Up for Auction via People Magazine https://t.co/o51SOTlzfb— Mike Graff (@mikegraffpr) August 27, 2018
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