Ex "Bernadette" - Informed to be Presidential yacht for Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This might be true but is has so far not been verified..!

The yacht was sold to a new owner in 2003 and is now back on the market.
Below color pictures was taken in 2003 - but she now needs a major refit and restauration.

Recent pictures of the ships condition are sent to serious clients
providing full style, name, adress and future plans for the yacht.

Sold  "as is where is" - Location Turkey - EUR 600.000

Historical Background

Coastal Patrol Yacht:
Built 1938 as the yacht Bymar by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, MI; for Mr. Byron D. Miller of Palm Beach, Florida.
Acquired by the Navy, 22 December 1941; Converted for Naval service between 6 January and 8 April 1942 by the Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Co., Miami, FL.; Commissioned USS Peridot (PYc-18), 11 April 1942; Lt. (jg) H.C. Johnston in command.

Following shakedown out of Mayport, Fla., Peridot departed Florida 29 June. With Paramount (AMc--92), she escorted three YPs to Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba; thence, she steamed via the Panama Canal to San Diego, arriving 5 August. After repairs and training, she headed for duty in the Hawaiian Islands 5 October. She reached Pearl Harbor 18 October and later that month, began inter-island patrol runs under the command of the Commander 14th Naval District.

During the remainder of the war, Peridot ranged the waters of the Hawaiian Sea Frontier as an escort and patrol ship. Following the Japanese surrender, the coastal patrol yacht returned to San Pedro, Calif., in October. She operated in Southern California waters until she decommissioned at Terminal Island 3 January 1946. Her name was struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946. She was turned over to the Maritime Commission 29 September 1946.

Sold in 1946 to J. D. O'Leary, New York, NY and renamed Mimosan; Sold in 1947 to the Union Engineering Corp., Hoboken, NJ; Sold in 1948 to Santiago Vierno, Montevideo, Uruguay; Sold in 1950 to Alberto Dodero, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sold in 1952 to George Dawson of Great Britain; Sold in 1953 to Protocol Investments Trust of Africa (Pty.), Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa and renamed Halimede; Sold in 1954 to Protocol Trading Corp., Nassau, Bahamas; Sold in 1958 to The Lord Ivorforth, London, Great Britain; Renamed Zimba in 1959; Sold to a Middle Eastern owner and renamed Maha;
Sold in 2003 to a Saudi Arabian owner and renamed Al Mojil 5. Now for sale with www.hugohein.eu

"Yacht Bymar" 1938
Delivered to Mr. Byron D. Miller of Palm Beach, Florida


US Navy during World War II   "Peridot (PYc-18)"
Patrol Craft / Gunboat / Submarine Chaser 


From 1946 a private yacht with a history

LOA: 42.70 meter - 140 feetBeam:  7.04 meter Draft: 2.60 meter
Displacement: 208.33 tons , Gross Tonnage: 289 tons

Built 1938 by Defoe Bay City ML (USA) after exclusive commissioned designs by Cox & Stevens.
Interior partially re-designed by Philip Stark during last ownership.

Original 10mm welded steel plating hull. Decks in teak laid on ply upon steel beams. Last overhaul in 2001.
The yacht is at present not in class.

A truly remarkable classic example of a Gentleman’s Motor Yacht, the M.Y. “Maha” (ex-“Bernadette”)
One of only two sistership’s she was constantly cherished and looked after with love & care.
Her past changes of ownership did not alter in major ways her interior design, which remains that of a pedigree yacht, full of charm & traditional character.

A major recent overhaul has seen her main teck deck renewed, whilst the upper one remains structurally sound (10 yrs old and
still at 20 mm thickness !). Outter hull shell plating inspected by ultrasound and serviced as necessary, as were machinery and domestic equipment.


Welcome aboard

               Entrance to salon, dining room etc. seen from aft deck
             Let's take a tour on the decks  before we enter

Upper sundeck lookin for

View from upper sundeck right above the wheel house



Domestic Equipment:

1 x 800 ltrs Freezer locker
2 x Fridge Chambers (approx.
2 cubic metres each)
Hot/Cold Pressure System throughout
Ice Maker / minibar
Air-conditioning in main lounge
area (CU needs service)
Fully-equipped galley
Stereo/Hi-Fi unit, TV/VCR unit
Washing/Laundry machines

Safety Equipment:

2 x Liferafts
20 x life-jackets
Bilge system
Fire-fighting system





Electric Anchor Windlass
2 x 3.75 kW boat cranes (upper deck)
1 x 21’ Boston Whaler c/w 150 HP Yamaha outboard
1 x 17’ Boston Whaler c/w 90 HP outboard
Aft deck dinning table c/w seating
Sunbathing cushions, mattresses, etc
Mooring lines, fenders, etc, etc.



Aft section of the bridge deck

Acces to bridge deck from main deck aft
Lets go down again and look into the salon

Looking forward

bb side of salon

sb side

front part of salon with acces to, galley etc.

Art Déco  style bannister and companionway to cabin area

Accomodation plan (cabin in bb side on main deck is now part of the salon)



Owners cabin



Master Suite fwd and 4 double guest cabins (all en suite)  Crew accommodation in fwd section


Twin G.M. model 8-268A diesel 2x500 BHP @1270 RPM

Mathway Marine gearboxes driving 3-blade props

Fuel Capacity: 32,000 ltrs in 4 tanks

Water Capacity: 12,000 ltrs in 2 tanks

Grey/Black tanks: 3,000 ltrs each



Generators: 2 x 50 kVA VOLVO PENTA 220 v

looking forward


2004 renamed "Al-Mojil 5" - moored in a French harbour