Floating (vessel) restaurant Libertatea

Floating (vessel) restaurant Libertatea
Added by Alexandru Dan
General Description This classically elegant yacht has an enviable pedigree, having been designed by the revered naval architect G L Watson for the British aristocrat Lady Yule. While owned by Lady Yule she was loaned to Britain’s King Edward VIII for a cruise with his American lover and future wife Wallis Simpson, a trip that surely played a part in Edward’s decision to marry Simpson and set himself on the path to abdication.
The yacht was bought in 1937 by King Carol II of Romania and renamed Luceafarul (Evening Star), and later Libertatea (Liberty). When the Romanian monarch abdicated in 1940, she became the property of the Romanian Ministry of Culture and was tied up in the port of Galați on the Danube as a museum and later as a floating restaurant and fell into almost terminal disrepair.
In 1989 the yacht was rediscovered by luxury yacht broker Nicholas Edmiston who purchased the vessel in 1998 from the Romanian government and in 1999 sent her to Falmouth, Cornwall.
Following a 15-year process of stabilization led by G. L. Watson & Company the ship was recommissioned in 2010 as the Nahlin and is berthed in her home port of Glasgow, Scotland.
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Alexandru Dan