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The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes


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The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Nahlin is a luxury yacht and one of the last of three large steam yachts constructed in the UK. She was built for Lady Annie Henrietta Yule, heiress of Sir David Yule, and was launched in 1930. Lady Yule ordered three private yachts in 1929 from John Brown & Company, Clydebank. Nahlin was designed by G.L. Watson. In 1936 Nahlin was chartered by King Edward VIII to enable the avoidance of formality accorded to Royalty and used by him and Mrs. Wallis Simpson during a cruise in the Adriatic Sea

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This print showcases the luxury steam yacht Nahlin gracefully at anchor. Created by Kirk & Sons of Cowes, this magnificent vessel is a testament to the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s. Commissioned by Lady Annie Henrietta Yule, heiress of Sir David Yule, Nahlin was one of three large steam yachts constructed in the UK during that era. Designed by G. L. Watson and launched in 1930, Nahlin quickly became synonymous with elegance and sophistication. Its impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail made it a symbol of luxurious living on the high seas. In 1936, King Edward VIII chartered Nahlin to escape formalities associated with royalty during his cruise in the Adriatic Sea with Mrs. Wallis Simpson. This further solidified its status as a vessel fit for kings. The monochrome image captures Nahlin's majestic presence against a backdrop of calm waters, showcasing its sleek lines and impressive size. The yacht's port broadside view allows us to appreciate its exquisite design from every angle. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece of maritime history, we are transported back to an era when sailing on such a vessel represented ultimate indulgence and privilege. It serves as a reminder that even today, amidst modern advancements in transportation, there is still something enchanting about traveling by water – especially aboard such an extraordinary creation like Nahlin.

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