Of all the classic and luxury yachts in the world, only a few can convey an authentic open sea adventures, cruising and explorations.

Almost no other motor yacht in Southeast Asia can promise a combination of old world charm, adventures and explorations, equipment and professional crew that CALISTO can offer.

Upon its completion, she sailed the open Ocean to the UK and served in the Royal Navy of Great Britain. After World War II and a decade of glorious service, her voyage soon charted a new course and adventure.

In 1954, Thomas Loel Guinness – the Irish tycoon and former Minister of Parliament, converted and fitted Calisto out for his private use.

He also discovered La Calypso in Malta and benevolently acquired the boat, transformed her into an oceanographic ship for Jacques Cousteau.

Under Guinness’ devoted supervision, CALISTO was brilliantly transformed into a luxury yacht for his own cruises across the seas.

CALISTO was all about old world charm, dining pleasures, high sea adventures and explorations.

She catered to the boating and luxury pleasures of the elite and well heeled. She sailed the waters of Greece and Britain, roamed the seas from Antibes to Sicily and all over the Mediterranean Sea in style, often in the company of celebrities and politicians.

In the late 1960s, a French family purchased CALISTO.

The Weiller family retained Calisto for four decades, home-porting her in a purpose-built slip in Antibes and sailing solely in the Mediterranean until her sale in 2007.

It was another French man, Eric Merlin, who ensured her survival and restoration with a transfer of the ship in South-East Asia.

Before joining her actual homeport in Phuket, Thailand, CALISTO underwent a major restoration and refit at the Raffles Shipyard in Singapore.

Lavished with only Egyptian cotton sheets, en-suite bathrooms and branded toiletries and amenities from Molten Brown, CALISTO reflects your preferred lifestyle choices.

Seven fully-air-conditioned luxurious suites and rooms, CALISTO can indulge up to 12 guests on any occasion.

Master double suite – 3
Luxurious twin rooms – 2
Deluxe single rooms – 2

A plush retreat trimmed in rich mahogany, the master suite has a private head entrance and a full-sized berth with king-size bed. The hanging locker, ample cabinets and drawers provide secured storage for your precious belongings. The timeless décor speaks of grace and sophistication. The intimate setting reflects the halcyon days of another era. With a backdrop of whitewashed walls and crisp white linens, the guest stateroom gives a flavour of serenity and purity.

On the  fly bridge is the perfect place to spend time with your friends and family, and to have a party.

The yacht can sleep up to 12 guests, in six comfortable, air–conditioned cabins.

The exceptionally large saloon is positioned on the mid-deck, and has panoramic views. There are comfortable sofas and a large dining table.


  • Length: 41.50 m / 136’ 15
  • Beam: 7,40 m / 24’28
  • Draft: 3.00m (9′ 10″)
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Builder: Astoria Shipbuilding
  • Number of Cabins: 7
  • Total Guests (Sleeping): 12
  • Total Guests (Cruising): 12
  • Cabin Configuration:  3 DBL , 2 TWN, 2 SGL
  • Total Crew: 9
  • Number of Beds: 12
  • Flag: Barbados
  • Classification: no class / classic yacht
  • Naval Architect: Vosper Portsmouth
  • Hull Construction: wood
  • Hull Configuration: Semi displacement
  • Air Conditioning: Yes. 247500 BTU
  • Stabilizers: Yes
  • Deck Jacuzzi: No
  • Captain’s Name: Mr. Philippe Cathala
  • Captain’s Nationality: French
  • Port of Registry: Bridgetown
  • WIFI: Yes
  • Main engine : Caterpillar 3412. 2 x 580 HP
  • Gear: twin disk 1/3
  • Generators :2 x80 KW Diesel M.W.M  TD 226. Deutz
  • Stabiliser: Vosper sea rocq.
  • Propellers: carbon fiber. Contour AR composit.
  • Fuel capacity : 50 000 liters
  • Fuel Consumption: 150  Liters/Hr.
  • Main engines: 100 to 120 liters/ Hr
  • Range: 3000 nm
  • Generator : 25 liters / Hr
  • Gross Tons: 287 tons
  • Cruising Speed: 10 knots
  • Max Speed: 13 knots
      Legends1. Mumbai/Tianjin Master Suite: Large double bed room with ensuite bathroom
2. Madras: Single Bed Cabin with sink
3. Head
4. Stairs main/lower decks
5. Benoa/Nagoya: Twin beds cabin with ensuite bathroom
6. Engine room
7. Water & Diesel tanks
8. Monbassas: Single Bed Cabin with ensuite bathroom
9. Crew quarters
10. Covered dinning area
11. Storage
12. Saloon
13. Stairs main/upper deck
14. Generators
15. Dining room
16. Gallery
17. Refrigerator
18. Bengalore: Suite with ensuite shower
19. Mess
20. Laundry
21. Dinghies
22. Communication center
23. Wheelhouse

By exclusive appointment only. Special conditions apply.

CALISTO – Brochure


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