The story of the Astarte schooner is linked to the famous Greek ship-owner John S. Latsis and his famous guests. Ranked among the top twelve richest men of all time by Forbes Magazine, John S. Latsis loved the sea and beautiful boats. In the early 1960s, he commissioned a classic yacht to be built in exotic wood from the Psaros shipyard, a signature supplier in Greece. John S. Latsis took possession of the Alcyone in 1964, a schooner with immaculate, elegant lines, spacious and pleasant to live in and exciting to sail. He nicknamed it “my beloved beauty” and enjoyed playing host on his boat to the elite of his day.
Today the Alcyone has been renamed the Astarte and is dedicated to sea-lovers as a cruising yacht. The new owners have retained the classic charm of old sailing vessels while providing the most up-to-date equipment and facilities. In this way guests benefit from a maximum comfort and safety.