Aug 13, 2020

Taconite in Victoria's Inner Harbour for a refitThe 38.1m / 125' motor yacht, custom built in 1930 by Boeing of Canada and last refitted in 1994 it is in drydock and Victoria’s inner Harbor for a refit.

Taconite's interior layout sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 rooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.

Taconite's impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends.

TaconiteWith a cruising speed of 11 knots, a maximum speed of 12 knots and a range of 1,320nm from her 15,897 litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

Launched in 1930, the classic yacht Taconite is one of the oldest, largest and the best preserved teak-hulled motor yachts, built on the West Coast in the early decades of the last century. Commissioned by William E. Boeing, the founder of Boeing Aircraft, as a private pleasure yacht which served his family for the next 47 years. 

Taconite lounge areaThe interior is reminiscent of a 1930’s luxury hotel, comprising four staterooms all with ensuites. The main saloon is built for relaxation and furnished with much of the original furniture and connects to the aft deck with a wet bar and a great vantage point for enjoying the passing scenery. The formal dining room can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. The large, beautiful teak decks are perfect for sun tanning, outdoor activities or a great casual dining experience. Taconite is a legend known up and down the coast, a home to modern nobility and film stars.

- BN

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