Talitha G (Ex-Reveler, Chalena, Carola, USS Beaumont, Elpetal, Jezebel)
LENGTH: 262ft. 6in. (80m)
SHIPYARD: Krupp, Germany
Krupp Germaniawerft built Reveler, a Cox & Stevens design, for Packard Automobiles’ Chairman Russell Alger. At the onset of World War II she became the USS Beaumont, a name she kept until 1947 when she was decommissioned and refitted at Bath Iron Works for the owner of the Woolworth department store chain. Woolworth then sold her to Greek shipping businessman Marias Embiricos, who kept her for 26 years. She got her name Jezebel from Australian film producer Robert Stigwood, her next owner, who undertook a refit that restored much of her original elegance. But it would take yet another owner, American businessman Paul Getty, and at least one more major transformation for Talitha G to look much as she does today. In 1993, Jon Bannenberg oversaw the yacht’s interior redesign at Devonport Yachts, where new twin 1400hp Caterpillar engines were installed. Aside from time in the yard, Talitha G has been a favorite charter yacht for years. She attracted the eye of another film producer and director; before allegedly taking delivery of his own yacht, American movie director Steven Spielberg was onboard often enough to be identified at least once as the yacht’s owner, but she remains the property of the Getty family. Cox & Stevens designs for the original Reveler are part of part of the Cox & Stevens collection at the Mystic Seaport Museum.
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