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MR ASTOR'S NEW YACHT.

Mr Astor's new yacht, the Nonrmahol, is worthy a millionaire, Externally the Nourmahal is said to be a yacht of grand proportions and rakish beauty, capable of all-round-the-world explorations, and of strength "sufficient to laugh at the fitful moods of the ocean." Internally there is a world of room, supplied with every known : novelty of approved excellence, while the finish, fittings, and decorations are of a very costly-nature^and- " magnificent in their exquisite simplicity." The main saloon is finished in white mahogany throughout in the Moorish style. There is something regal about the fittings of this apartment. The ceiling and beams are finished in white mahogany, with attractive frescoed panels. In the centre of the large arced skylight there hangs a massive and elaborately constructed Moorish chandelier, finished in gold bronze and oxidized silver, holding four oil lamps and eight electric lamps. Mirrors are fitted over the mantel and between the side lights, and also on either side of the large doors. The room will be upholstered in blue plush and trimmed with old gold passementerie. The curtains are made'to match the furniture and the floor carpeted with a handsome Dutch rug and blue Axminister filling to match the covering. Mr Astor's private apartments are fitted up in the most sumptuous fashion, and all the art of the decorator has been lavished on the ladies' quarters. The Nourmahal is 250 ft. long, she spreads 7,000 ft. of canvas, and her engines are 1,400-horse power. Mr Astor is an old yachtsman, and has owned many sailing yachts, among them being the sloop White Wing, then the schooner Restless, and afterwards, the schooner Calypso. In 1577 he built the schooner yacht Ambassadress, and sailed her from that time until the close of last season.

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MR ASTOR'S NEW YACHT., Grey River Argus, Volume XXXI, Issue 5042, 22 November 1884

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MR ASTOR'S NEW YACHT. Grey River Argus, Volume XXXI, Issue 5042, 22 November 1884

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