DONA AMELIA
233' (71.10m) KRUPP
LOA: 233' 4" (71.10m)
Beam: 30' 0" (9.14m)
Min Draft: Min 13' 1" (3.98m)
Max Draft:
Speed:
Cruising 11 knots
Max 13 knots
Year: Mfg-1929
Model-1929
Refit-2012
Builder: KRUPP
Type:
Motor Yacht
Price: approx. ($27,128,720 USD)
23 000 000 € EUR
Location: United Kingdom
Additional Specifications For DONA AMELIA:
LOA: 233' 4" (71.10m)
Beam: 30' 0" (9.14m)
Min Draft: 13' 1" (3.98m)
Max Draft:
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Config:
Hull Designer: Cox & Stevens
Deck Material:
Tonnage: 720
Range: 6,000 Miles
Int Designer: J.G Verges
Ext Designer: Cox & Stevens
Fuel Capacity: 150,000 l (39,626 g)
Water Capacity: 60,000 l (15,850 g)
Holding Tank:
Flag: Cayman Islands
Location: Falmouth, United Kingdom
Price: approx. ($27,128,720 USD)
23 000 000 € EUR
Year: Mfg-1929 Model-1929
Refit-2012
Builder: KRUPP
Model:
Type:
Motor Yacht
Top:
Speed:
Cruising 11 knots
Max 13 knots
Engines: 750 HP, Twin, Krupp Mak
Staterooms: 7
Sleeps: 13
Heads:
Crew Quarters: 10
Crew Berths:
Captain Cabin: No
Classifications:
MCA: None ISM: None
Detailed Description
TYPE Motor Yacht
BUILDER Krupp Germaniawerft, Germany
NAVAL ARCHITECT Cox & Stevens
INTERIOR DESIGN J.G. Vergés
YEAR 1929
REFIT 2011-2012/ 2005
CLASSIFICATION RINA, No. 76347; 100 – A – 1.1. “Y”CCL/ MCA
CONSTRUCTION Steel, originally riveted, Decks Teak
Mast Composite 2005
CREW 17
FLAG Cayman Islands
ENGINES 2 x 750hp Krupp EV 40
GT 720 tons net: 210; dead weight: 260 mt
DISPLACEMENT 875 mt (light ship); 1,140mt (full displacement)
LOA 71.10m / 233’2’’
BEAM 9.14m / 29’9’’
DRAFT 3.98m / 13’
SPEED & RANGE UNDER POWER
MAXIMUM SPEED 13 knots
CRUISING SPEED 10.5 knots
FUEL CONSUMPTION 230 litres/hour @ cruising speed
RANGE 6,000 nm
ACCOMMODATION 12+1 x Guests in 6 +1 cabins
1 x Owner's suite, 2 x Queen VIP cabins
1 x Queen double, 2 x Twin, 1 x Single Nanny cabin, port
12 x Guests total
CREW 16 /max 17
5 x Twin Cabin
2 x Twin (with 1 Pullman each)
Chief Officer – single cabin
Chief Engineer – double cabin
Captain’s Cabin
FUEL 150,000 litres /39,625 US gallons
FRESH WATER 60, 000 litres /15,850 US gallons

ACCOMMODATION
GUEST AREA
· Dining Room (Main Deck)
· Main Salon (Main Deck)
· Library (Main Deck)
· Owner’s Office with Fax and Computer (Main Deck)
· Day Head (Main Deck)
· Private Lounge (Bridge Deck)
· Cabins (see details below)
· Adjacent alleyways
CREW AREA & WORKING SPACES
· Crew Mess
· Officers Mess
· Laundry, Cold Store
· Bridge
· Engine Room & Workshops
· Pump Room
· Steering Gear Compartment
· Paint Store & Bosuns Locker
· Cabins (see details below)
· Storage Rooms, Cargo Hold and passageways
CABIN LAY-OUT
· 3 x Single (incl. Captains Cabin)
· 5 Twin Cabins
· 2 Twin (2nd bed a Pullman)
DINING ROOM
· Exterior dining area on aft main deck
SUNDECK
· Large sun deck with various recreational areas, partially covered with bimini top,
custom built Jacuzzi (2005), Mini.-Bar with fridge, icemaker and barbecue grill

MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
ENGINES 2 x Krupp 40/67m @ 550 kW
PROPULSION Twin Screw
GENERATORS 2 x 160 kW Caterpillar 3306B
GENERATOR HOURS Port: 14,806 hours
Starboard: 17,664 hours
ELECTRICITY 3 phase / 230 V, 50 Hz
ENGINE CONTROLS 1 x Manual Telegraph System
EMERGENCY GENERATOR 1 x 60 kW Caterpillar 3054
STABILISERS 1 x 4 Fin zero speed Quantum System – (2005)
BOWTHRUSTER HRP 160 kW – (2005)
2 x Idromar @ 660 litres/hour – (2005)
SEWAGE SYSTEM 2 x Hamann “Mini”- (2005)
FUEL SEPARATOR 1 x Westfalia OSD 2-2-137 – (2012)
1 x Isimare - (2011)
OILY WATER SEPARATOR 1 x Victor MiniSep CS Series, IMO MEPC
107(49) type approved. (2012)
AIR COMPRESSOR 1 x Compressors & Airhandler Carrier 05
2 x J.P. Sauer & Son WP 65l / 77m3/h – (2011)
AIR DRYER UNITS 2 x Donaldson – Ultra Filter – (2011)
FRESH WATER PURIFIER 1 x HEM Silver/Coper Ion Steriliser – (2012)
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
GYRO COMPASS 1 x Raython Anschütz Standard 20 (2000)
AUTOMATIC PILOT 1 x Raytheon Anschütz Pilotstar D
1 x Furuno FCV – 620 (2011)
RADAR 1 x Furuno /SAM Radarpilot 1000
1 x Furuno FR 2115
DGPS 1 x Leica MX420
1 x Phillips Navigator MK10
CHARTS 1 x SAM Chartpilot 1000
CHARTPLOTTER 1 x MaxSea Time Zero
LOG 1 x Furuno Doppler DS-80
CAMERA 1 x CCTV-System Panasonic (5 cameras)
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
SATCOM 1 x Inmarsat C system
1 x Capsat Fleet 77
1 x V Sat – (New dome 2012)
1 x Sea Tel Sattelite TV (2005)
AAIC 1 x GB 08 Marconi Selenia
GMDSS A1 + A2 + A3
VHF /MF /HF DSC Skanti
Inmarsat C, Capsat
Fleet 77, Thrane & Thrane
AIS 1 x Debeg UAIS 3400
MONITORING SYSTEM 1 x Lingsø Marine 2005 (Engine Room)
LANDLINE/INTERCOM 1 x Digital Hybrid, Panasonic KX-TD500
INTERNET Wi-fi network throughout accommodation
ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT
· 5 x NEC Dec. YE8000-Xcam 2005 Satellite Receiver
· TV Distribution in Private Lounge, Library and VIP Cabins
· Sonos Music system distribution 2011 in:
o Owner’s Suite (surround)
o Private Lounge (surround)
o Dining Room
o VIP-Cabins (surround)
o 3 x Guest Cabins
GALLEY & LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
GALLEY
· 1 x Rational Self Cooking Centre – SCC WE 61 – New 2011
· 1 x Electrolux 6 plate Induction stove – New 2011
· 1 x Electrolux Hot plate – New 2011
· 1 x Electrolux Deep Frier – New 2011
· 1 x Electrolux 400L Fridge – New 2011
· 1 x Electrolux Wash Safe Pot washer – New 2011
· 1 x Gaggenau Oven – New 2011
· 1 x Lincat Grill
· 1 x Extractor with variable speed
· 1 x Amana HDC514 1400W Microwave
· 1 x Proline small freezer
· 4 x Wine cooler Chambrair CTS 120
· 1 x Walk-in fridge & freezer
· 1 x Refrigerated garbage storage Room
LAUNDRY
· 2 x Washer extract - Miele Prof. PW 6080 LP ED (2011)
· 2 x Tumble dryers Miele Prof. PT 7186 EL ED (2011)
SECURITY & SAFETY EQUIPMENT
· 1 x Autronica Fire Alarm 2005
· 1 x Accommodation Highfog Marioff Fire-Fighting System
· 1 x Engine Room CO2 Fire-Fighting system 2005
· 2 x Generators F 200 System Fire-Fighting 2005
TENDERS & WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT
TENDERS
· 1 x Novurania Launch 750 (waterjet) (2012)
· 1 x Novamarine RH600 – new 150Hp Yamaha engine in 2011
NOT KEPT ONBOARD:
· 1 x 7.6 m Custom built Mahagony tender with air conditioned guest cabin,
freshwater shower and fridge powered by an inboard 240 hp Yanmar diesel
plus bowthruster
WATER SPORTS
· 2 x single kayaks and 4 paddles
· 1 x double kayak with 2 paddles
· 2 x Waverunner VX1100A-F jet skis
· 1 x RS Feva sailing Dingy
· 5 x vests for kayaks Waterskiing equipment:
· 1 x O'Brien Betta Double
· 1 x Pair Vortex skis
· 1 x Size bindings
· 2 x Ski lines
· 1 x Tow line
· 1 x O'Brien monoski
· 14 x Floatation vests
· 6 x BCD (dive equipment)
· 4 x Sherwood Regulators 2005 (dive equipment)
· 15 x Pairs of Bootees (dive equipment)
· 2 x small and 2 x large dive torches (dive equipment)
· 10 x Pairs dive gloves (dive equipment)
· 14 x Wet suits
· 2 x Wet suit caps
· 8 x Sets of fins
· 8 x Dive bottles, aluminium 11 litres
DIVING
· 1 x Dive compressor

HISTORY
As the workers of the Krupp Germaniawerft laid the keel of a new steel motor yacht one hazy morning in late 1927, no one could have foreseen what a unique and eventful history this new-born ship would experience. Less still might they have imagined that this beautiful yacht, following several transformations and a recent loving and painstaking restoration, would still be gliding through the seas some eighty years later.
DONA AMÉLIA, originally HAIDA, was built for millionaire yeast producer Max C. Fleischmann (1877 – 1952) following plans drafted by the New York naval architects Cox & Stevens. The ship was constructed to be especially strong so that it might serve for long scientific, fishing, and pleasure cruises in the Pacific waters off the Californian coast. Using the latest technological developments, the vessel was equipped with the twin diesel engines that still propel her to this day. Her fuel capacity of 150 tons allowed a range of nearly 8000 nautical miles – enabling her to travel from San Francisco to Singapore non-stop.
The ship was completed in 1929, and following a passage from Germany via New York and through the Panama Canal, her owner berthed HAIDA at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, California.
As with many of his yachts before and after, Max C. Fleischmann named his ship after the native tribe of Queen Charlotte Island whose seafaring skills he admired so much. Fleischmann, who had a reputation of being slightly eccentric, had the beautiful ship painted black.
After more than ten joyous years at sea, HAIDA found a new mission when Mr. Fleischmann sold the yacht to the US Navy in October 1940. The ship was completely refurbished and began new duty as a naval vessel: the bowsprit was removed, radar was installed, and a 3.5’’ gun was mounted on the fo’c’sle. Warran A. Cabral, who served on board the ship, recently said he could still remember how the exquisite wood panelling was roughly covered with grey paint. Under the name USS ARGUS, identification number ‘PY14’, the yacht protected the coast in the Patrol Force of the 12th Naval District out of San Francisco. She was briefly lent to the United States Geodetic Survey, returning to the Navy after eight months. On October 29th, 1944 the ARGUS rescued the shipwrecked sailors from the Liberty vessel JOHN A. JOHNSON, sunk in the Pacific by a submarine.
ARGUS was decommissioned in 1946 and purchased by a private owner who restored her to her former glory as a pleasure craft. Renamed SARINA, she was owned by the Egyptian cotton magnate Maurice Ada and spent a number of years in Alexandria. During a political disturbance, her owner moved the yacht to the South of France.
A happy new era began when, after a year in the hands of American industrialist Larry Green, she came into the ownership of British Member of Parliament, Loel Guinness in 1969. He kept SARINA for more than ten years and spared no expense to see that the yacht remained in excellent shape. In 1979 Guinness’ health forced him to sell the beautiful vessel to film producer Robert Stigwood. Stigwood redecorated the interior in an English country house style.
Also around this time a false second funnel was mounted that characterized SARINA’s appearance for many years. The yacht was the centre of Stigwood’s social life, undertaking long voyages throughout Europe and the Caribbean.
In 1981 SARINA was sold yet again. Her new Greek owner renamed her ROSENKAVALIER, after the opera by Richard Strauss. In 1988 ROSENKAVALIER, like many other classic yachts at that time, was acquired by a Japanese owner. She made the journey to Yokusaka on her own keel, still driven by her original 1929 diesel engines. The ship remained in the Isaka family of Yokohama until 1992, when a Greek yachtsman bought ROSENKAVALIER.
In 1999, a yacht lover acquired the vessel to become her new Owner. He was well aware of her heritage and condition, since he and the ship had crossed paths numerous times before. It seemed like nothing less than fate.
To reconnect the ship with her origins, he re-christened her HAIDA G.
The renovation of the ship began with a refit of the original main engines. They were completely disassembled and overhauled. The interior was entirely stripped and reusable parts carefully reinstalled. The naked hull was sandblasted, and 120 tons of steel replaced. Except for the lovingly restored main engines, the heart of the vessel, all aggregates were replaced and the ship was updated to the highest technical and safety specifications.
Today HAIDA G provides all the comfort of a modern luxury yacht for all her passengers. Overhauled to MCA-standards and run under ISM management she is available to a distinguished circle of charter guests with her incomparable aura, intriguing history, and unique charm.
HAIDA G was purchased by her current owner who re-christened her DONA AMÉLIA, did a refit period at Pendennis in 2011-2012 and used her privately since.
COMMENTS
REFIT / MAINTENANCE NOTE
From September 2011 to January 2012 Dona Amélia did a refit period at Pendennins shipyard where a lot of work was done. The bridge front area was painted and touch ups was done on the hull.
The main engine fuel pumps and injectors were refurbished. Auxiliary oil and water pumps were installed on the main engines.
New engine start compressors with air dryers were also installed.
The generators had a main overall and service and new fuel purifiers were installed.
The davits and foredeck crane was serviced. The windlass was totally refurbished. All navigation equipment also had a service.
New ships computers were installed as well as the Sonos music system.
The laundry was refurbished and new washers and dryers installed.
The galley was also refurbished with some new equipment.
December 2012 – January 2013 Dona Amelia did a short maintenance period at the Navantia shipyard in Cartagena, Spain. The hull was painted as well as the antifoul was redone. The main engines had a good service and a new fuel oil purifier was installed. A new V-Sat dome was also installed. Grey and black water tanks were cleaned and the centre fresh water tank was cleaned and painted.
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