AFTERNOON TEA AT SAVARONA YACHT
g2o Turkey invites you to the Tea Time at luxurious Savarona Yacht. Come aboard and savour the flavour of the Bosphorus at the most picturesque time of the day. The Savarona Yacht offers a delicious Afternoon Tea menu by one of the most famous catering companies of the city, which includes a selection of finger sandwiches; freshly baked Turkish pastries & sweets and signature cakes, complemented by specialist range of premium teas and herbal infusions.
The MV Savarona is a luxury state yacht. She was the largest in the world when launched in 1931, and remains with a length of 136 m (446 ft) one of the world’s longest. She is owned by the Republic of Turkey, In 1938, the Turkish government gifted the yacht for ailing leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who spent only six weeks aboard before dying a few months later.
Named for an African swan living in the Indian Ocean, the ship was designed by Gibbs & Cox in 1931 for American heiress Emily Roebling Cadwallader, granddaughter of John A. Roebling, engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. She was described in 1949 by Jane's Fighting Ships as "probably the most sumptuously fitted yacht afloat."
in 1989, she was chartered for 49 years by Turkish businessman. Over three years, his firm completely refurbished her for about $45 million, removing the original steam turbine engines and installing modern Caterpillar diesel engines. The ship was rebuilt for the purpose of serving famous and important guests and helping to keep the memory of Atatürk alive.
Savarona features a swimming pool, a Turkish bath, a 282-foot (86 m) gold-trimmed grand staircase that survived from her original construction, a movie theater, and a library suite dedicated to Atatürk, which is furnished with many of his personal artifacts.