Classic Motoryacht Hits The Market

Taconite, the 125-footer built for Boeing Aircraft founder, is for sale.

If you've ever thought of owning a luxury yacht built by a captain of industry, the 125-foot Taconite could be yours.

William E. Boeing, the founder of Boeing Aircraft, commissioned this classic craft, which launched in 1930. Taconite stayed in the Boeing family for 47 years and has cruised around the Northwest for over 70 years.

"The interior is reminiscent of a luxury hotel from the 1930s, comprising of four staterooms, each with ensuite baths," Emerald Pacific Yachts said of the yacht. "The main salon is built for relaxation and furnished with much of the original furniture and connects to the afterdeck with a wet bar and a great vantage point for enjoying the passing scenery."

Emerald Pacific Yachts has Taconite listed for $2.5 million.

It's being reported that Taconite was the largest privately owned yacht in Canadian waters back in 1930, and her launch celebration was billed as noteworthy by many newspapers at the time.

Taconite Newspaper Image

Taconite has been owned by Capt. Gordon Levett of Vancouver since 1987. Levett restored the 125-foot yacht to her original grandeur under the guidance of Bill Boeing Jr.

"It's been in the Pacific Northwest all its life," Levett told the Puget Sound Business Journal, "and that's where we hope to keep it."