MONACO WELCOMES BACK SS DELPHINE DURING THE “MONACO CLASSIC WEEK 2021”
By: Eric Althaus
9th September, 2021
“Monaco Classic Week” is a biennial event, which is the first gathering in the world to honour sailing and motor boats, bears witness to the Yacht Club de Monaco’s unfailing attachment to the maritime heritage of sailing. Echoing the first motorboat meetings in 1904, this event is the only one to bring together the most beautiful traditional sailing boats, with vintage motor-yachts and old motorboats, to which a fleet of 12′ Dinghies has been added for four the last editions.
During the Monaco Classic Week, this year taking place from 8-11 September 2021, SS Delphine is back in Monaco – offering unimaginable luxury and a vintage look at sea.
The SS Delphine is a steam yacht built in 1921 for Horace Dodge, co-founder of the American car group Dodge. It is the largest steam yacht still in service to date.
She is the only yacht from this era to remain in her original configuration, with a steam powered powertrain.
Around 2001 she has been sold by the senior broker and CEO of Althaus Luxury Yachting, Eric Althaus, and consequently restored by the new Owner at the Belgian yard Scheepswerf Zeebrugge, an intensive project that was completed in 2003.