Jackie and Aristotle Onassis’s Former Yacht Is Available to Rent

Aristotle Onassis’s iconic yacht, the “Christina O”—a favorite haunt of midcentury luminaries, including Winston Churchill, John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe—can now be yours for a week.

Charter company Morley Yachts has made the ship available to charter, for a mere €740,000 a week ($814,133) during the high season. The Christina O’s luxurious offerings include a main suite, 17 guest cabins with ensuite showers, a dining room for up to 40 guests, a swimming pool that converts to a dance floor, and more.

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Jackie during her wedding reception aboard the Christina O.

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The boat’s allure has been well-documented, having lured the likes of Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and more onboard. Actor Richard Burton once had a telling conversation about the yacht’s power, per the Telegraph. “I don’t think there is a man or woman on earth who would not be seduced by the pure narcissism shamelessly flaunted on this boat,” Burton said, to which Aristotle replied, “I have found that to be so.”

 

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When he described the Christina O himself, Aristotle tended to be blunt. “Madame,” he would often tell women aboard, “You are sitting on the largest penis in the world.”

The boat also hosted Jackie’s wedding to Aristotle in 1968, after which she’d be a frequent guest aboard the Christina O, until they divorced in 1975.

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Guests about the yacht in 1954.

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Recently, Christina O featured in the Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Östlund’s Best Picture nominated film, and in The Crown season five, recreating Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s 1991 trip to Italy.

The Christina O was acquired by new owners in 2023. “When people come on board Christina O they typically have an emotional reaction,” Tim Morley, who runs Morley Yachts, told Robb Report. “People love it—and it affects almost everybody in this way, young and old.”

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