Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton’s Yacht Sets Sail Again – The Times

Classic yachts carry their history likeno other means of transport. The lives of their former owners seem to seep into the bulkheads of these old boats, adding value with every scandal, romance and indiscretion. Some people will buy only a classic, lured by the irresistible opportunity to add their particular patina to a glorious relic, to become part of the story.

Kalizma is a boat with more chapters than most. The 46m former steamship was built in 1906 in Scotland, but shot to worldwide attention when it was bought by Richard Burton as a gift for Elizabeth Taylor in 1967. They fell in love with the yacht during the filming of the romance Boom! in Sardinia, charmed by her long, arcing line and jaunty funnel.