If there’s any doubt that people in general, not just regular readers like you, can’t get enough of these yachts, then here’s your proof: There’s a Turkish restaurant in London named after Savarona. This lavish yacht has a 282-foot-long staircase, with a solid-brass balustrade, connecting her shelter deck (shaded aft deck) to her upper deck. Her nearly 39,000 square feet of alfresco areas are rivaled only by the more than 47,000 square feet of interior space, including a traditional hammam, or Turkish bath, made with 260 tons of marble. There’s even a hospital onboard. All this, including a splendid suite decorated with furnishings used by the late Turkish president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
Savarona features a swimming pool, a turkish bath, a 282-foot (86 m) gold-trimmed grand staircase that survived from the her original construction, a movie theater, and a library suite dedicated to Atatürk, which is furnished with many of his personal artifacts.
Length: 408 ft.
Waterline: 446 ft. stern to bowsprit
Beam: 53 ft.
Draft: 20 ft.
Displacement: 10,242,676 lbs
Engines: 2 × 3,600 HP (2.7 MW) diesel
Cruising speed: 15.5 knots cruising, 18 knots maximum
Staterooms: 17 double