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All You Need to Know about Stavros Niarchos and his Yacht Atlantis II


Yacht Name: Atlantis II - Yacht Length: 116 m (380 ft) - Guests: 26 in 13 cabins - Crew: 17 in 8 cabins - IMO 1000667 - Displacement: 3,243t - Hellenic - 1981 -  Yacht Value: US$ 100 million -


Niarchos Net Worth: US$ 2.5 billion - Owners Company: Niarchos Group - Owners Country: Greece -


Atlantis II was built for Stavros Niarchos, a Greek shipping tycoon. Stavros died in 2006. The yacht is now owned by his son Philip Niarchos.

Yacht Atlantis II

The Atlantis II yacht was built for the late Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.



Niarchos Tried to Outclass Aristotle Onassis

Atlantis II was part of 3 identical sister ships. Which Niarchos built to outclass his rival shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Onassis was owner of the super yacht Christina O.



The first yacht was Atlantis I, now called Navtilvs (before that: Isham al Baher). The second is Atlantis II. And the third is a never finished hull.  




Hellenic Shipyard

Luxury yacht Atlantis II was built in 1981 at Niarchos’ own yard Hellenic Shipyard. Her exterior design is done by Caesar Pinnau.



She is powerred by 2 Pielstick diesel  engines. Which bring her a top speed of 14 knots. Her cruise speed is 12 knots. She has a steel hull and a part steel part aluminum superstructure.



Yacht Interior

She can accommodate 26 guests and has a crew of 17. Which is a low crew / guest ratio, compared to modern yachts. Her overall length is 115 meter or 380 ft.




Atlantis in Monaco

The yacht rarely leaves her berth in Monaco. But in the summer of 2016 she was frequently in the Bay of St. Tropez




Yacht Charter

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.




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Stavros Niarchos

Stavros Spyros Niarchos (1909-1996) was a famous Greek shipping magnate and billionaire.




stavros niarchosBorn in Athens

He was born in Athens in 1909. He studied law at the University of Athens. And began working in 1929 in his family’s grain business.



Recognizing the substantial transportation expense in importing wheat.  Niarchos believed that he would save money by owning the ships that provided the transportation.



Bought his first vessels during the Great Depression

Consequently, he bought his first six freighters during the Great Depression. Niarchos served in the Greek Navy during World War II.



While Niarchos was serving in the Greek Navy, the Allied Forces leased his first vessel. The ship was destroyed in battle. And he used the insurance funds as capital to expand his fleet after the War.



This was the start of Stavros Niarchos as a significant participant in the world of international commerce.




The Largest Private Fleet in the World

For many years, he owned the largest private fleet in the world. With his company operating more than 80 tankers and other vessels.




The First Supertankers

In 1952 he built the first supertankers capable of transporting large quantities of oil. In 1956 the Suez Canal Crisis considerably increased the demand. For the type of large tonnage ships that Niarchos owned.




Hellenic Shipyards

Also in 1956, Niarchos agreed to build and operate the Hellenic Shipyards. The first such private investment in Greece. Which became the largest Mediterranean shipyard.



Although he was known predominantly for his shipping business. Niarchos’ diversified financial activities were at the core of global industry. From the time he formed the Niarchos Group in 1939 until his death in 1996.




Art Collection

Niarchos amassed one of the "most important collections of Impressionist and modern art in private hands." Among the collection's trophies are Pablo Picasso's self-portrait Yo, Picasso. Which he bought in 1989 for US $47 million.



Niarchos Foundation

His legacy continues into the twenty-first century with the establishment of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Foundation began its grant making efforts in 1996.



By designating a significant part of his estate to establish the Foundation. He created an enduring vehicle to enriching the lives of others worldwide. (Source: www.snf.org)




Niarchos Net Worth

At his death his net worth was estimated at U$ 22 billion. He left half his fortune to the Foundation. The other half to his three sons and daughter Maria.




Philip Niarchos

Philip Niarchos is the oldest son of Stavros. He inherited a large amount from his father. And continued to increase the art collection.


In recent years Philip purchased work of Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Philip Niarchos net worth is estimated at US$ 2.5 billion.




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Atlantis II is a sister ship to Issham al Baher (now Navtilvs).

Atlantis II in Monaco.

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