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ORION OF THE SEAS

ORION OF THE SEAS stern-to in Portofino, Italy.

ORION OF THE SEAS stern-to in Portofino, Italy.

Built by Camper & Nicholson to one of the finest designs of Charles E. Nicholson; this yacht originally named SYLVANA was launched in 1910. When commissioned, Nicholson had clearly won over the wealthy yachtsmen of the period to his designs that by then were regularly beating those of Watson, Fife and Herreshoff on the race course.

Now ORION OF THE SEAS; she was completely rebuilt 2003-2005 with a total focus on keeping the original detail where possible but where modern systems were installed; then most discreetly and with effective sound insulation. Where money is no object it can lead to “over restoration” but the treatment of ORION leaves her looking very much as she would have done in 1910 – yet she is probably stronger now than she ever was and could reasonably be described as a “classic super yacht”. As a regular winner on the classic race circuit; many who have spent time aboard acknowledge how she has touched their lives – she is simply unforgettable.

Designer Charles E Nicholson

Builder Camper & Nicholson

Date 1910

 

Length overall 162 ft 1 in / 49.4 m

Length deck 147 ft 0 in / 44.8 m

Length waterline 90 ft 3 in / 27.5 m

Beam 24 ft 7 in / 7.5 m

Draft 13 ft 9 in / 4.2 m

Displacement 210 Tonnes

 

Construction Composite teak on steel frames

Engine 2 x Caterpillar 6 cyl 3306TA

 

Location Italy

Price POA