13 April 2023






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The Greek built and owned classic yacht ATLANTIS II returned to Malta for her refit and been using Malta as a repetitive customer since the yard was known as Malta Drydocks (MDD).

She entered Valletta on Wednesday 22nd February at 1715 hrs coming from Tunis, Tunisia bound to Bormla Wharf at French Creek.


On Thursday 23rd she shifted to Drydock 2 upon completion of the 60 metre superyacht PALOMA shifting at 1502 hrs exchanging drydock.


She was built in 1981 at Niarchos’ own yard Hellenic Shipyards S.A. and features yacht design by the German based yacht designer Caesar Pinnau.

She was part of 3 identical sister ships. The first yacht was ATLANTIS I , now  named NAVTILVS of which she was seen even in Malta as the ISSHAM AL BAHER. The second is the current ATLANTIS II and the third was a never finished hull.

She is powered by 2 Pielstick diesel engines with a cruising speed of 12 knots. She has a steel hull and a part steel part aluminum superstructure. Interesting to know that she’s not painted by roller but by handbrush.

The yacht’s owner is Greek billionaire Philip Niarchos. He is the eldest son of Stavros Niarchos. Stavros Spyrou Niarchos was a Greek billionaire shipping tycoon.

While she was doing routine refit to keep the classic lady in high standard she changed one submarine anchor and Galvanised Steel Bow Anchor System.

On Wednesday 5th April, she was ready from everything and with the assistance of 1 local tug – VITTORIOSA she left Valletta bound to Rades Anchorage, Tunisia at 1612 hrs.

ATLANTIS II was represented in Malta by SevenSeas Shipping & Maritime Services –  which they are our SPONSORS too for a lifetime.


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