1921 steam-powered yacht
April 16, 2008 8:05 PM   Subscribe

The 257-foot Delphine was a 1921 steam-powered yacht designed by and for the Dodge brothers (of Dodge Motors). Today, "of all the large American-built steam yachts built between 1893 and 1930, the Delphine is the only one left in her original condition with her original steam engines still in service." Forbes has a fascinating history and cool pictures of the fully restored 1921 lush decor. But probably forget about chartering it (unless you have 40-60k euros a day).
posted by stbalbach (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
You know, I thought it was cool until I saw the crappy hottub. WTF? Even if I had that kind of money, I wouldn't want to hang out on it. Walk around and check it out for awhile, sure. But, to charter it? Forget about it.
posted by Eekacat at 8:21 PM on April 16, 2008

Beautiful, minus the hot tub.
posted by furtive at 8:26 PM on April 16, 2008

That would be fun to visit.
posted by owhydididoit at 8:43 PM on April 16, 2008

I'm puzzled. "The pantry and galley are connected with two elevators and are in stainless steel, this to comply as good as possible to US Public Health standards." Why would that be necessary, it doesn't go anywhere near the US?
posted by tellurian at 8:44 PM on April 16, 2008

I thought this was going to be links to the Steam Punk Anime Classic called Last Exile since there is also a character named Delphine in it.
posted by Julnyes at 8:49 PM on April 16, 2008

If like myself you enjoy the splendor of classic yachts you might also appreciate such a gem as Savarona 86m built 1931.
tellurian if Delphine is american flagged she will come under US regulations.
posted by adamvasco at 3:04 AM on April 17, 2008

tellurian: If the pantry and galley are connected by elevators, then they are essentially dumbwaiters carrying food from storage to preparation. Probably not elevators that people can ride in. If it is a dumbwaiter, then it's a stainless steel box of about 8 sq ft or so that most likely complies with US health standards out of the box.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:15 AM on April 17, 2008

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