History of the Superyacht

The WI Yachts team

The Christina O began her life in 1943 as a Canadian warship named HMCS Stormont, playing a crucial role during World War II, including participation in the D-Day landings. After the war, she was purchased by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who transformed the warship into one of the most luxurious yachts the world had ever seen. Renamed Christina O in honor of Onassis’s daughter, the yacht became a floating palace that welcomed celebrities, politicians, and royalty. From Winston Churchill to Marilyn Monroe, the guest list reads like a who’s who of the mid-20th century elite.

Size and Highlights of Christina O

The Christina O is an impressive 325 feet (99 meters) in length, making her one of the largest yachts from her era that still sails today. Her design seamlessly blends classic charm with modern amenities, ensuring comfort and luxury at every turn. Some of the most notable highlights include:

The Lapis Lounge: Adorned with semi-precious stones, this lounge exudes elegance and tranquility.

Aristotle Onassis’s Bar: A chic bar area that has seen countless iconic conversations and meetings.

Minoan Bull Horns: Situated at the entrance of the yacht, these are a nod to Greek mythology and Onassis’s heritage.

The famous swimming pool: The yacht features a unique mosaic-tiled pool that can be transformed into a dance floor, complete with a replica of the legendary Minoan bull mosaic.

Lavish Suites: Christina O boasts 17 luxurious staterooms, including the sumptuous Onassis Suite, providing accommodations for up to 34 guests.


Where does She Cruise?

Christina O continues to sail across the world’s most beautiful waters, often seen gracing the Mediterranean during the summer months. She frequents glamorous destinations such as Monaco, the French Riviera, and the Greek Isles, where she is a regular sight at high-profile events like the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Here is her direct live location.

Who Owns Christina O?

Since Aristotle Onassis’s era, Christina O has changed hands several times. She was saved from neglect in the late 1990s by a family who restored her to her former glory, maintaining the historical integrity while adding modern conveniences. Today, the yacht is available for charter and for sale, allowing a new generation of guests to experience her unique charm and storied past.

How Much is Superyacht Christina O?

Chartering the Christina O offers a taste of unparalleled luxury, with weekly rates ranging from €560,000 to €630,000, depending on the season. This fee includes a dedicated crew, gourmet dining, and access to all the yacht’s facilities. As for purchasing this floating piece of history, the price tag would be in the region of €90 million, reflecting her status, history, size and the meticulous care with which she has been maintained.


The Christina O is not just a superyacht; she is a living piece of history, a symbol of luxury, and a testament to the grandeur of a bygone era. Whether sailing the Mediterranean or docked in a glamorous port, Christina O continues to captivate those who step aboard, offering an experience that is both timeless and unforgettable.