A Closer Look at Golden Yachts O’Neiro

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Luxury yacht O’Neiro certainly lives up to its Greek name “Dream”. The motor yacht’s elegant interior features a palette of elegant, yet muted colors which soothe the senses and invite relaxation. The colors of blue and brown echo the water and the land. She is sleek; within and without.

She was built by Lamda Shipyards for Golden Yachts and launched in 2007. Golden Yachts was established in 1998 by Paris Dragnis, a prominent Greek yacht owner. Paris Dragnis, CEO and Founder of Goldenport Holdings, began his career on sea-going vessels. He holds degrees from the Maritime College in London and the Greek Merchant Marine Academy. He is a Master Mariner. Since 1978, he has acquired and managed approximately 250 ships, including the O’Neiro.

His fleet management company, Goldenport Shipmanagement Ltd was established in 1992. Along with his son John, and the Dragnis family, he owns 56% of the company’s shares, realizing revenue of approximately $62 million USD. The company’s net equity is about $180 million USD. One of the yachts owned by the company was used to film an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, the television reality show. In 2015, Captain Paris Dragnis announced his retirement as Chairman the Board of Directors of Goldenport Holdings to coincide with the reduction of its fleet.

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Golden Yachts has built a fleet of custom luxury yachts since its beginnings, and the O’Neiro exemplifies the company’s goals of providing a high quality of engineering and the latest in technology within Owner planned, unique vessels. O’Neiro is a 172 foot, 10-inch vessel with seven guest cabins of exceptional luxury.

The master cabin is located on the main deck and features 65 square meters of luxurious living space. This suite has its own Jacuzzi, decorative mosaic mirrors, separate shower and walk-in wardrobe area. The contemporary king size bed is outfitted with superb linens and artwork. The cabin lighting is remote controlled. The décor is sleek, with highly polished wood surfaces, private lounging area and wide screen television. It is a secluded area for resting, yet easily accessible to the main deck salon and formal dining area.

The formal dining area features custom upholstered seating for 12, with fine crystal, china and table linens welcoming guests. The natural maple and oak flooring and zebrano wood walls and cabinetry brings an extravagance to the room, while the highly polished natural wood surfaces are almost as reflective as mirrors. The elegant yet comfortable area is adjacent to the salon for easy access to conversation prior or after meals.

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Additional cabins include the upper deck VIP cabin, offering privacy and comfort and a view of the sea. This cabin also has its own private Jacuzzi and separate salon outfitted with plush and peaceful furnishings.

There are also two lower deck VIP cabins with also have their own en-suite bathrooms and private Jacuzzi. There are two lower deck twin cabins with their own en-suite bathrooms. The main deck twin cabin for guests includes an en-suite bathroom as well. All cabins can enjoy the upper deck salon, which features a surround system home theater and 42-inch, flat screen, plasma, satellite TV with plasma monitors; matching those in the main deck salon.

The interior salons are only part of the entertainment areas provided on the O’Neiro. There are also three salons located on the exterior of the vessel. Two are on the main and upper decks aft, and one is on the sun deck.

The sun deck features a large Jacuzzi spa pool which lights up at night for guests to enjoy. It has a bar and barbeque, lounges for sunbathing, sun chairs, and wonderful views through the wide open windows which characterize the O’Neiro’s exteriors.

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The exquisite interior and exteriors were designed by Studio Vafiadis. The studio is headed by the renowned architect Georges and his son, Stefano. The father, Georges Vafiadis is a highly respected Greek-Italian whose passion with designing superyachts infused the son, Stefano Inglese Vafiadis. Together, their teamwork has won many awards for the studio, including the Superyacht Society Award and the 2013 Young Designer Award. O’Neiro is also infused with the tasteful precision and simplicity which Studio Vafiadis brings to its creative and stunning modern designs. The focus on clean and elegant lines, the highest quality materials and soothing color palette distinguishes the O’Neiro throughout.

Her naval architecture was completed by Hydro Tec S.r.L. The award-winning firm has been engineering with style for over twenty years. The company also carried out the entire engineering for O’Neiro’s sister ships O’Rama and O’Ptasia. The series of three share the same characteristics:

  • Created for the charter market
  • Full displacement, round, bilge hulls
  • Aluminum superstructures
  • Moderate fuel consumption
  • Low vibration and noise levels
  • Seaworthy

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Hydro Tec’s founder, Sergio Cutolo, is an engineer with a career resume including leading world shipyards. He oversees a team of talented engineers and designers. The company’s philosophy is to find technical solutions for holistically and creatively integrating function with style. In company video of the O’Neiro, the yacht glides effortlessly along the water’s surface, demonstrating its quiet operation and striking profile.

Specification Highlights

  • One 6.2- meter tender
  • One 5.5- meter tender
  • Two wave runners
  • Many kinds of sea toys
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Water ski equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • High tech communication and navigation equipment
  • Personal computer, internet, email capability
  • Games and video library
  • Phone and fax via satellite communications system
  • Internal telephones
  • Autopilot
  • Color radar
  • Echo sounder
  • Primary and secondary GPS
  • Furano weather station
  • Stabilizers and bow thruster
  • Intra Mare water maker with 3,699 US gallons per day capacity
  • Air conditioning and heating throughout
  • Maximum speed: 18.5 knots
  • Cruising speed 16 knots
  • Two MTU diesel engines
  • Beam 9.2 meters
  • Draft 2.6 meters
  • Construction materials: steel and aluminum
  • Flag of Registry: Malta
  • Flag: Hellenic

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The O’Neiro is available for charter from Greece and Turkey for the East Mediterranean. Her charter locations include Bodrum, Corfu, Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean, and a wide variety of explorations. She can accommodate as many as 14 guests, with a crew of 11. O’Neiro carries a dedicated international crew with appropriate marine certifications, diplomas and training. These include the Captain, Chief Officer, Engineer, Chef, Chief Steward, Stewardesses, Bosun, Sailor and Deckhand. The positions have been held by distinguished professionals throughout the vessel’s sailing history.

Crew Quarters

  • Six crew cabins
  • Captain’s cabin with en-suite bathroom on the bridge deck
  • Five double crew cabins with en-suite bathrooms
  • One crew lounge

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She is situated in Athens, Greece.

Charter Rates and Seasons

  • Winter Season: from $170,000 USD per week, plus expenses, for cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean, to Egypt and the Red Sea
  • Summer Season: from $170,000 USD per week to $223,000 USD per week, plus expenses, for cruising in the Western and Eastern Mediterranean.


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