Williamsburg is one of the largest and most famous mega yachts built in the 20th century. She drove the US presidents, received people of Winston Churchill caliber on board, was a combat ship in the US Navy, served as a
Hope is there - the safety margin in the
However, potential buyers at Williamsburg say there are - just
Having received the onboard armament and the name Williamsburg, in her first combat campaign, she left on December 6, 1941 - exactly a day before the famous attack on
Until 1953, Williamsburg served the presidents of the United States: first Harry Truman, then Dwight Eisenhower. While the latter preferred to rest on a farm in Pennsylvania, Truman liked to spend time on a yacht. His library contains dozens of photographs aboard Williamsburg, including those of
After being discharged from the presidential service, the boat was converted into an oceanographic vessel - the presidential chambers were removed and the laboratory and aquarium were equipped on site. In this form under the name Anton Bruun our heroine honestly served for 15 more years, furrowing the oceans for science.
And then a lane of
As a result, the boat is now on the Navalmare shipyard balance sheet, waiting for the saviors. Brokers believe they may find them, as she is now the «last un-renovated yacht from this period... and the only un-renovated presidential yacht». If the revival does take place, Williamsburg could become «a boutique» charter yacht for the most discerning clients.
Anyway, we sincerely hope that it is too early to dot this story and that the zigzags of interesting boat destiny are not over yet.