I spotted this yacht in Villefranche sur Mer June 18, 2008. This is the only photo I took. Originally as Haida it was built for the millionaire yeast producer Max C. Fleischmann (1877-1952) following plans drafted by the New York naval architects Cox and Stevens. After completion it was berthed at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, California.
Formerly known as Rosenkavalier, the incredible Haida G was built in 1929 by German shipyard Krupp Germania Werft and re-fit in 2007 by Amico & Co.
At 71.1 metres, Haida G offers seven luxurious cabins decorated in a unique and elegant style. Her white and bright cottage-like design theme exists continuously throughout the motor yacht and offers a welcome respite from other superyachts reliance on muted neutrals and glossy wood.
According to Pendennis It got a 4 months refit in 2012 mainly an overhaul of all engines and some engineering. Amazingly it still is propelled by the two Krupp (currently MAN) diesel engines installed in 1929.
And its motors:
The yacht came up for publication here, as I spotted the first photo in my archive only recently while at the same time I remembered the two following photo’s of a similar yacht albeit a lot smaller that was abandoned and very dilapidated when I spotted it along one of Holland’s canals, also in 2008, but in October:
Recently I’ve mastered some simple tricks in Photoshop. Hoever I’ve visited the Louis Vuiton Museum in the Bois du Boulogne on a day and moment the wheather was purrrfect for photographers. Took many shots and didn’t need any (or hardly any) editing. Hence the Pink Floyd reference…..
Two nice photo’s unshopped of the building designed by Frank Gehry ….
The Hague celebrates the 100st Anniversary of De Stijl. Therefore the city counsel decided to color the all white Richard Meier designed city hall and central library in the Stijl manner with 3 primary colors Red Blue and yellow which De Stijl members like Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld used to combine with Black and White…..
This weekend we have some snow in The Hague and Scheveningen and here is a photo of the Needle of Scheveningen. The Needle commemorates William V boarding a fisherman in 1795 when the French almost occupied The Netherlands entirely and Amsterdam was taken over by revolutionaries who proclaimed the Batavian Republic. He fled to the UK. His son landed at the same place in 1813 after the French were defeated. In 1815 he became King William I of The Kingdom of The Netherlands. The red tower on the right is the Scheveningen lighthouse. Both have white snowy stripes.