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
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
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
From 1946 a private yacht with a history
Displacement: 208.33 tons
1938 by Defoe Bay City ML (USA) after exclusive commissioned designs by Cox
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.
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.
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
x 800 ltrs Freezer locker
Aft section of the bridge deck
Acces to bridge deck from main deck aft
Lets go down again and look into the salon
bb side of salon
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
Suite fwd and 4 double guest cabins (all en suite) Crew accommodation in fwd section
G.M. model 8-268A diesel 2x500 BHP @1270 RPM
Marine gearboxes driving 3-blade props
Capacity: 32,000 ltrs in 4 tanks
Capacity: 12,000 ltrs in 2 tanks
tanks: 3,000 ltrs each
x 50 kVA VOLVO PENTA 220 v
2004 renamed "Al-Mojil 5" - moored in a French harbour