One of the world’s largest superyachts, Savarona was launched in 1931 by German yard Blohm+Voss for American heiress Emily Roebling Cadwalader, and was sold to the Turkish government six years later to serve as the presidential yacht for Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey. She was given a $35million refit in 1989 and has been used both for private cruises as well as for hosting various world leaders for official business on board.
Savarona was for a time offered on the market for superyacht charters around Istanbul, although she is no longer available. Key features on-board this 135 metre superyacht include a Turkish hammam bath that spans the entire 16 metre beam, a swimming pool, a gold-trimmed grand staircase, a private cinema and a library suite furnished with many of the personal artefacts belonging to Atatürk.
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