The Aga Khan’s yacht needs a new captain

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has always known how to enjoy life – whether on land, at sea or in the air. In 1964, he commissioned a custom-built motor yacht from the Baglietto shipyard in Italy. Now, the ‘Betti Lazuri’ is for sale.

A yacht with a jet-set history

Too bad that boats can’t speak – the Baglietto Minorca that goes by the name of ‘Betti Lazuri’ would certainly have a tale or two to tell. Having first been owned by the Aga Khan, one of her later owners was the French singer and pop idol Claude François. More recently, Betti Lazuri was completely restored by her present owners and fitted with a new interior, a swimming platform and two new C12 Caterpillar engines with 1430HP, enabling a respectable speed of 24 knots. The prestigious 20-metre yacht is currently for sale in the Classic Driver Market; the price is 2.9 million euros.

A great many classic and modern yachts can be found in the Classic Driver Market.