Motor Yacht HAIDA – LENGTH 71.10M 233 FT, BEAM 9.14M 30 FT, DRAFT 3.98M 13 FT, GUESTS 12, CABINS 7, CONFIGURATION 1 MASTER 1 VIP 2 TWIN 2 DOUBLE 1 SINGLE, CREW 18, BUILDER KRUPP GERMANIAWERFT, INTERIOR DESIGNER ADAM LAY, YEAR 1929 | 2018 REFITTED, CONSTRUCTION STEEL, ENGINES 2 X KRUPP MAK, CRUISING SPEED 10.5 KNOTS.
HAIDA’s early life reads like a great novel. It was 1929 when HAIDA was commissioned for Max Fleischmann who named her after an indigenous tribe in Alaska. Painted completely black, she must cut quite a dash at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club in California where she was based. In 1940 the US Navy acquired HAIDA and converted her into a patrol vessel named USS Argus (PY-14). She was used to patrol the Bay of San Francisco and part of the Californian coast. During her service she was responsible for the rescue of some 60 survivors from the Liberty ship John A, sunk by the Japanese
In 1947 Fernand Adda, a banker based in Egypt bought USS Argus and put her through a refit to return her to a private yacht, renaming her SARINA. After a short spell of ownership with an American industrialist, the British Member of Parliament Loel Guinness, the son of banker Benjamin Guinness, bought SARINA in 1968 and immediately put her into refit. The story goes that he was planning to replace the engines but was so impressed with them during sea trials that he decided to keep them. Let us take this opportunity to thank Mr Guinness for his foresight. He went on to enjoy SARINA and her Krupp engines for the next 10 years, cruising the western Mediterranean.
Between 1979 and 2011 SARINA’s ownership changed several times, as did her name. First came ROSENKAVALIER, then HAIDA G and finally DONA AMELIA.
In 2016 this venerable vessel was saved from obscurity by her current owner, investing in the restoration project that deiivered the yacht we see today, the incomparable HAIDA 1929.
This fascinating history mixes with her new concourse condition to create a yacht of immeasurable allure and elegance. HAIDA is a talking point wherever she drops anchor. Fashion, as they say, is temporary whereas style is eternal.
Haida’s most recent refit lovingly restored her original grace and beauty, with her seven staterooms, library, salon and dining room delivering a armonious mixture of crisp 1930s style, incredible detail and the luxury of space. From artworks to furniture, period pieces from the 20s and 30s have been sought, found and included. A master suite of considerable largesse has the benefit of a private salon and shaded dining terrace, while the newly designed sun deck is the equal of any modern yacht.
The charm and atmosphere of this classic style has been meticulously integrated with contemporary comforts. Cinemas in the main saloon and library, high-speed internet, a stepped pool and barbecue dining area, gym equipment and a spa, it is all part of an attention-to-detail attitude.
As you board along her deep wide decks, you enter her brightly attractive living quarters, before moving to the exquisite privacy of your cabin. There are so many highlights to tell of, so many places to explore.
A master suite of considerable charm and largesse, guests will enjoy their own private salon and shaded dining terrace. You may never leave.
Dining Room situated forward on the main deck, this wonderfully nautical room features giant portholes, a fireplace and gently sloping sole to match the yachts sheer.
Sun Deck HAIDA’s refit has bestowed upon her a superb sun deck with a stepped pool and a barbecue dining area set forward of the imposing funnel.
Aft Deck the perfect place for a sundowner, this deep lounge lies across HAIDA’s fantail stern. With her majestic ensign flowing across the sea below, this is a very special place.
Wellness HAIDA’s therapy room comes with a spa and a treatment table that transforms into barber’s chair. Masseuse Marijoy is ready to ease your stresses away with a range of treatments and therapies. Stewardess Tarryn is a qualified personal trainer, and is ready to continue your personal workout.
SUMMER Eastern Mediterranean & Western Mediterranean, LOW RATE from €310,000 per week /$363,000, HIGH RATE from €375,000 per week / $439,000,
WINTER Caribbean LOW RATE from $310,000 per week, HIGH RATE from $375,000 per week.
• Main Krupp engines stripped and rebuilt
• New interior design by Adam Lay
• Top deck extended with pool
• All new tenders and toys
• Spa and Hammam installed with a barber shop
• Three fireplaces
• New AV and navigational electronics
• Three cinemas with 80” screens in the library, Owner’s lounge & deck
• Three wine coolers, Chambrair CTS 120
• Zero speed quantum stabilizers