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7 superyachts given as gifts

7 superyachts given as gifts

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Buster Keaton gives wife yacht Canim to save marriage

Buster Keaton gives wife yacht Canim to save marriage

Some people resort to bearing children to save a marriage, for the case of silent screen star Buster Keaton, he tried giving his wife a yacht to keep his marriage afloat. It’s claimed that actor Buster Keaton gave the yacht Canim to his wife Natalie Talmadge, the daughter of a prominent LA family and the sister of actress Norma Talmadge. He reportedly bought the yacht in an effort to make Natalie happy and save the marriage, but sadly, it didn’t work and she took both the yacht and his fortune in 1932.

Canim wasn’t built for Buster Keaton originally – the 1930 33 metre Ted Geary-designed Canim was commissioned for the publisher of the Seattle Times. Happily, Canim still sails today with an owner who has a passion for classic yachts.

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