|Photographer:||Tina [View profile]||Title:||GRACE||Added:||Oct 17, 2015|
|Captured:||June 30, 2015||IMO:||8746648||Hits:||286|
|Built in 1928, Camper and Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, producing and managing yachts for the world's richest people, constructed the M/Y Grace in Southampton, England.
The ship weighed 298 tons, was 147 feet long, with a 23-foot beam and a draft of 12 feet.M/Y Grace bore many names since Santiago Soulas, an Argentinean, commissioned her just before The Crash silenced the Roaring Twenties. Soulas named her after his daughter Monica, and kept her four years before selling her to Zarch Couyoumbian, a Greek gentleman who named her Rion. In 1938, Sir George Tilley, chairman of the Prudential Insurance Co., acquired and enjoyed her until 1939, when the British conscripted her for the war effort.
In 2007 Quasar Expeditions acquired the M/Y Zein and rechristened her the M/Y Grace: a name that would take her back into her history, to her most elegant times
Punta Espinoza, Isla Fernandina
Name and category corrected; IMO added