on 18 May 2016
This very modern superyacht has a story steeped in history that begins with British superyachts built in a bygone era.
TO UNDERSTAND WHY someone in this modern day and age would build a yacht that harks back to yesteryear, you have to first look at the yacht Ocean Glory.
Built in Glasgow in 1935 on the slipways of Yarrow and Company, she was rescued from certain oblivion by the Italian businessman Alberto Amico whose family-owned ship repair and refit yard is based in Italy.
Making her subject of a major rebuilding programme, after her completion she became a living, sailing advertisement for the talents of his Genoa-based shipyard. Maintaining a classic yacht, however, is not easy or at times, financially rewarding. Thus, Alberto put her to work as a charter yacht so that she could earn her keep.
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