icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
5 restored yachts once owned by Hollywood stars

5 restored yachts once owned by Hollywood stars

4 of 5 4/5
Grace Kelly and Prince rainer on Deo Juvante II

Deo Juvante II

When Prince Rainier married the Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly in 1956, his friand Aristotle Onassis presented the couple with an extraordinary wedding present: a 44.8 metre classic motor yacht from the 1920s. The vessel, which Rainier and Grace named Deo Juvante II, had been built for a wealthy Argentinian. It was acquired by Sir George Tilley, chairman of Prudential Insurance, in 1938, used by the British Royal Navy in WWII before being returned to Tilley after a complete restoration at her builder, Camper & Nicholsons. When Tilley died in 1951 the yacht was bought by one of Onassis’s companies.

Princess Grace spent her honeymoon and some of the happiest moments of her early marriage aboard Deo Juvante II, cruising the Mediterranean; Corsica and Sardinia were favourite destinations. The vessel was sold in 1958 and had several owners until 2007, when she was bought by Quasar Expeditions, an adventure holiday company. Quasar refitted her and today she takes charter parties around the Galápagos Islands. As a nod to her Hollywood associations she is now named Grace.

Read More
Sponsored Listings
Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro