Having failed to sell at auction during the Antibes Yacht Show the steam yacht Delphine is again for sale.
Built in 1921 by Great Lakes Engineering Works and rebuilt in 2003 she is 78.6 metres overall.
She was launched for Horace Dodge and named after his only daughter. She is powered by two Quadruple Steam Expansion Engines producing 1.500 BHp each.
The yacht is the largest Steam Ship ever built in the US and besides the Dodge families private yacht she served as a Flagship for the US during WWII and was named USS Dauntless.
The Jalta agreement was prepared on board by Roosevelt, Churchill and Mr. Molotov, so goes the tale. Later she went back to the Dodge family and was completely built back to a private yacht again.
Acquired by a Belgium national in 1997 she restored to her authentic design as much as possible following 6 years of researching archives and financial documents.
The interior had to be re-built in aluminum and covered with wood veneer to be able to comply with safety regulations.
For Sale at an asking price of 38 M Euro under Madeira commercial Flag, Delphine is offered to the public on the condition that the Seller provides upon delivery a SOLAS classified “passenger ship safety certificate” fully updated and all Class surveys in order under Madeira commercial regulations and Rinave.