Chicago Sailing Adds New Charter Yacht


Chicago Sailing has added a classic boat to its fleet, a 1935 50-foot Chicago-built Grebe motoryacht, NAIDA. Shortly after completion, she was shipped out to the west coast where she spent several years between LA and Catalina island. NAIDA is rumored to have been owned by Humphrey Bogart. At some point in the late 60s, NAIDA was moved to Olympia, Washington.  

Chicago Sailing purchased her in January 2018, and she arrived in Chicago via truck on Valentine’s Day. Overall, NAIDA is in phenomenal shape, but like any other 83-year-old boat there is constant upkeep. The entire electrical system has been replaced since arriving, and the teak decks are being refinished. She has many original pieces, including Tiffany lamps and chandeliers, stained glass portholes and a full mahogany interior. 

NAIDA will be available to charter for corporate functions, meetings and family outings. Visit for more information.