Michael James of Silver Fund Antiques (U.K.) was one of 28 antique dealers aboard the motor yacht Grand Luxe, pictured above, which visited Greenwich last week. According to Greenwich Time newspaper:
James is one of 28 art and antiques dealers aboard the SeaFair Grand Luxe, a 228-foot floating art and antiques emporium docked in Greenwich Harbor this week. After visits to New York and Long Island, the ship will return to Connecticut Oct. 17 for a five-day stay in Norwalk Harbor.
Although as a book and antiques dealer myself I am in awe of the grandiosity of this project I am most amazed by the vessel. At 228 feet the SeaFair Grand Luxe draws only 6.5 feet and can navigate the entire U.S. East coast intra-coastal waterway. The SeaFair principal owners, David and Lee Ann Lester, describe their yacht:
The Grand Luxe, designed by the internationally-acclaimed designer Luis de Basto, is an entirely new type of shallow draft ship, specifically designed as a mobile exhibition venue. The 3,200 ton ship, with an air draft of 57 feet, requires a draft of only 6.5 feet, allowing navigation of the entire Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to 26 individual galleries, SeaFair also offers two gourmet restaurants, a champagne and caviar sky lounge, and an international coffee bar. On its 44-week tour, SeaFair will visit over 36 affluent coastal communities along the United State’s Eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine.
The photos below are from the company’s website showing the various galleries and accommodations aboard. the Grand Luxe.
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