The early twentieth-century was a golden era for luxury cruises, and now you can experience a taste of that class and elegance with a faithfully restored yacht from the 1920s.
The SS Delphine was first built by Great Lakes Engineering in 1921 for Horace Dodge, son of the famous American automobile manufacturer. The yacht remained in the family until the advent of WWII during which time it served as the flagship of Admiral Ernest King. After being decommissioned for a long time, the SS Delphine was painstakingly restored by new owners and brought back into working order in 2003.
The restoration project focussed on returning the vessel to its former 1920s glory while still equipping it with state of the art facilities. The photographs show an extremely elegant interior, featuring carved wooden accents and sumptuous leather chairs. And while the yacht my initially appear like something out of a historical drama, the amenities are firmly from the 21st century and include flatscreen televisions and water-skiing equipment. Guests can also choose to relax in the sauna, Turkish bath, or a swimming pool with a jet stream — or perhaps they might enjoy sunbathing on the 1000 square metres of deck space
The historic vessel is currently on the market for approximately $22.4 million.