Haida 1929 Classic Yacht Charter


In the late 1990s while under the name Rosenkavalier she was a prolific charter yacht. Now she has re emerged onto the scene as Haida 1929 and is back on the charter market.

Promising charm and elegance, the newly refitted yacht offers charter guests the opportunity to experience the splendour of 1930’s yachting lifestyle.

Built in 1929, this clipper-bow yacht has been fully refitted and restored at the Pendennis shipyard in Falmouth and is now available through Edmiston.

Her restoration perhaps opens up the way for others of her ilk to get a wash up and brush down.

Yachts the likes of Santa Maria del Mare lie unloved having been the subject of numerous plans to refit them.

Originally built by Krupp shipyard in Germany, the same yard that built Haida 1929 she was completed in 1931 and sailed as Argosy. In 1934 she was sold to Sir Thomas Sopwith, who renamed her Vita and used her as mother ship to his J Class Endeavour.

In 1937, Vita was sold again and was used during the 2nd World War by the US Navy.


Subsequently she sailed as Abril and Satira and was used commercially under the name Santa Maria Del Mare. Plans released in 2009 by Luca Dini Design to refit her as Rossy One seem to have stalled

Yet while she rots away in Naples, Haida 1929 retaining all of her original majesty, now seems to enjoy every facet of modern superyacht luxury and currently represents the only opportunity to charter an original classic of over 70metres.

So much of these yacht’s immeasurable appeal is about their aura of elegance and it does raise the question why Haida 1929, she been saved and others lie rotting.

The focus on the charm and atmosphere of classic yacht style has in the case of Haida 1929 been meticulously integrated with contemporary comforts. Cinemas are found in the Owner’s lounge, library and on the Owner’s exterior deck, while outside the refit has created a spectacular sun deck with a stepped pool and a barbecue dining area set forward of the imposing funnel.