Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - SS Delphine She's a Lady
Originally launched by the Dodge family in 1921, SS Delphine is now grander and more sophisticated than ever
Sep. 21, 2005 03:45 AM
With SS Delphine’s
tremendous indoor and outdoor spaces, including multiple bars, dance
floors, and lounges, Captain Morten stresses that she provides the
perfect space for entertaining, and says, “There are no limitations on
this boat.” He cites a recent wedding that was held onboard for 150
guests. The couple chose to take advantage of the historic nature of
the vessel by following a 1920s theme. Guests arrived in port in
vintage cars, dressed in period costume as flappers or Charlie Chan
lookalikes. Another resplendent use of the vessel’s expansive space
occurred during the past Grand Prix in Monaco. A McLaren Mercedes
MP4-20 was positioned on her gleaming promenade deck and charter guests
held a huge formal party in the area surrounding the luxury automotive
Here in Monaco, SS Delphine
stood out from the crowd of contemporary yachts in her home port where
she had been relaunched and baptized by Princess Stephanie in 2003.
Among the guests attending the royal ceremony? Diana Dodge and David
Dodge (Horace Dodge’s grandchildren) who had not been onboard SS
Delphine in 35 years. Although they were born after their grandfather’s
death, and thus, after the original launch of Delphine, they were sure
that he would have been proud of her comeback.
SS Delphine Proposed Itinerary:
Ten Days along the French and Italian Riviera
arrive at Nice Airport to be met by the crew of SS Delphine. Limo
transfer to the yacht’s home port of Monaco for boarding. After
settling in onboard, set sail for a short cruise to the Bay of Beaulieu
(6 miles, 45 mins) for lunch at anchor and an afternoon of water
sports. Return to the port of Monaco for the evening.
cruise to the famous Pampellone beach near St. Tropez (44 miles, 5
hrs), and anchor for lunch and water sports. Late afternoon cruise to
St. Tropez (9 miles, 1 hr) and anchor in front of the port for the
night. Tender transfers to the town for shopping and nightlife.
cruise to Cannes, stopping on the way in the Bay of Agay in the Esterel
(15 miles, 2 hrs) for lunch at anchor. Late afternoon cruise to Cannes
(12 miles, 1.5 hrs) and anchor in the bay for the night.Tender
transfers for those who wish to go ashore.
cruise to the Bay of Villefranche (22 miles, 2 hrs 45mins) for lunch
and water sports. Late afternoon cruise to the Port of Monaco (9
miles, 1h 15mins), berth in the port for the night.
cruise to St. Jean Cap Ferrat (6 miles, 45 mins), anchor for lunch and
the afternoon. Late afternoon cruise to Marina Portosole, San Remo,
Italy (18 miles, 2 hrs 45 mins), berth in the port for the night.
off after breakfast for a day cruise to Portofino (73 miles, 9 hrs),
arriving after 7pm. Anchor in front of the town. Dinner onboard then
tender transfers ashore to explore this pretty fishing village.
to Porto Venere near La Spezia (35 miles, 4 hrs), arriving in time for
lunch. Afternoon excursion to the Cinque Terre and back to the yacht
for dinner and night at anchor.
to Viareggio in the heart of Tuscany (20 miles, 2.5 hr). Shore
excursions to Pisa, Lucca, and Florence can be arranged for those who
wish to visit. Night in Viareggio.
back to Portofino (55 miles, 6.5 hrs), stopping on the way for lunch at
anchor and an afternoon of water sports. Last night onboard, anchored
in front of the town.
After breakfast, short cruise to Genoa for disembarkation.
Delphine accommodates 26 guests in 1 master, 1 VIP, 9 doubles (8 on
lower deck and 1 on main deck ), and 1 cabin with 4 berths.
She is based in Monaco year round.
Daily charter rate: €50,000 (high season) and €35,000 (low season) plus all expenses, VAT exempt.
Contact: Peter Insull’s charter department;
firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: + 33 4 93 34 22 42
Fax: + 33 4 92 90 43 73 www.ssdelphine.com