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#ClassicMY - An exclusive classic motor-yacht at 262ft long and at almost 90 years old, arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour today, however the main reason cited for the visit is maintenance, writes Jehan Ashmore.

It is not known if the guests (up to 12) remained on board Talitha, a 1929 custom built luxurious charter-yacht that features art-deco designs. The 1,103 tonnes yacht regitered in Hamilton, Bermuda made an overnight passage from Scottish western isles following anchorage off Jura in the Outer Hebrides. The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar engines generating a cruising speed of 12.8 knots.

Afloat monitored Talitha’s arrival that initially saw an attempt to berth at Carlisle Pier. This is where last week the first cruise caller of the season in the form of the also elegant Serenissima made an appearance. Instead the clipper-bowed yacht headed for St. Micheal’s Wharf from where she is certainly to turn heads as the vintage vessel is to remain this week to enable completion of work.

MY TalithaMY Talitha alongside in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Photo:

The Bannenberg & Rowell designed yacht was launched at the Krupp Germaniawerft for the chairman of the Packard Car Company and later saw service in World War II.

Talitha has an all-white hull and superstructure that constrasts with a pair of yellow funnels that add to an old world charm. Service is provided by a 18 crew members.

In 2008 the motor-yacht was refitted in the UK at Devonport Yachts. Among the timeless features and facilities to be found is an open fireplace and piano, a library and card-room. Throughout the layout that only a classic yacht can present are unique spaces, such as a cushioned bowsprit hammock, a secret vantage point on the funnel deck and full-beam sofas tucked into the fantail.

Accommodation is spread across a master suite and five guest cabins. All of which have access to a lift connecting deck levels except the funnel deck. The yacht is also wheelchair accessible.

Yacht-charter agency Edmiston have advertised the Talitha during the summer months in northern Europe and the Mediterranean. To charter the classic yacht this is based on a ‘low-rate’ from €433,125 per week.

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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