The classic superyacht Talitha arriving in Gibraltar

Written by Charl van Rooy

Superyacht Talitha in Gibraltar

Captured here arriving in the port of Gibraltar on a stormy November morning is the classic motor yacht Talitha. The 82.6 metresuperyacht was designed in 1927 by the distinguished naval architects Cox & Stevens, who were considered the leading yacht designers of their day. Her design was commissioned by Mr. Russell Alger, Chairman of the Packard Car Company, and she was built at the German yard of Friedrich Krupp Germania Werft. The yacht was launched in 1930. She was bought by Paul Getty in 1988, and was completely refitted in 1993 and 1999.Talithanowadays combines the finest Art Deco features with contemporary style in her entertainment systems, sports equipment and functionality.

Photo by Tony Singh

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