The story of the Astarte ketch links to the famous Greek ship-owner John S. Latsis and his famous guests, including Prince Charles of England, Princess Diana, President George Bush, the Saudi royal family and actor Marlon Brando.
Ranked among the top twelve richest men of all time by Forbes Magazine, John S. Latsis loved the sea and beautiful boats. In the early 1960s, he commissioned a classic yacht in exotic wood from the Psaros shipyard, a signature supplier in Greece several of whose nautical achievements are still plying the Aegean Sea and have been the pride of their owners for generations already. John S. Latsis took possession of the Alcyone in 1964, a ketch with immaculate, elegant lines, spacious and pleasant to live in and exciting to sail. He nicknamed it “my beloved beauty” and enjoyed playing host on his boat to the elite of his day.
The Alcyone has now been renamed the Astarte and is dedicated to sea-lovers as a cruise yacht.
The new owners have retained the classic charm of old sailing vessels built from warm, noble wood while providing the most up-to-date equipment and facilities. In this way, shipboard guests can benefit from a maximum of comfort and safety.
On private cruises, they can truly enjoy the dolce vita and discover again the real “art of living at sea” in unbeatable luxury.