In 1933, it was turned into a luxury yacht after being purchased by a cotton tycoon from Philadelphia, according to Superyacht Times. More than a decade later, its name would change to “Fied el Bihar,” under the ownership of the former King Farouk of Egypt and Sudan.
Finally, in the 2000s, it was sold to its current owner, who renamed it and invested in its refit. The Atollvic Shipyard in Spain was in charge of renovating its hull, ramping up the engine capacity, and reconfiguring the interior without clashing with the timeless elegance of its original style.
Now known as No. 6 Texel, this classic masterpiece powered by Scania engines can accommodate seven guests in four cabins and reach speeds of up to 12 knots (13.8 mph/22.2 kph). Its beautiful interior features light wood panels with brass fittings, and it boldly carries a dinghy like a dog carrying its favorite toy. Not only is it modernized enough to serve as a comfortable family yacht, but it’s surely a head-turner in any harbor.
A fresh addition to the market, No. 6 Texel available at Fraser Yachts comes with a $1.9 million price tag, although you can’t put a price on history.