29 Feb '12, 11pm

One of the World's Oldest Megayachts, Dona Amlia Gets a Refit

One of the World's Oldest Megayachts, Dona Amlia Gets a Refit

has recently undergone a refit at Pendennis Plus yard in the UK, according to MegaYacht News . Originally launched in 1928 as the Haidia G , the 233-foot vessel is the largest to be serviced in the Pendennis yard. Now known as Dona Amélia , the yacht has had a very interesting history since her early days. Built by Krupp Germania in Germany to a design by Cox & Stevens in the USA, the megayacht was commissioned by manufacturer Max Fleishman (bakers will recognize the name from Fleishman's yeast). The name Haidia was taken from an ethnic group indigenous to islands off the coast of British Columbia. The Haidia was then taken into service for World War II. After her stint in the army, she then had a series of owners, including movie producer Robert Stigwood and the late yacht-charter expert Andreas Liveras, the latter naming her Rosenkavalier . The boat has also spent time o...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/luxury-yachts/feature-1...

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