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MonteCristo International Charters is the managing co-owner of Sincerity and a division of MonteCristo Media Holdings, Inc., an entertainment company.

 

Sincerity's History


Sincerity was designed by Ing. Vincenzo Baglietto and built at Cantieri Baglietto in Varazze near Genoa, Italy. She was named Janua and launched on Saturday August 4, 1928. Sincerity was built of three inch teak on oak frames under the strict survey of Lloyd’s register to obtain the highest specification.

Sincerity was designed as a fast and comfortable cruising boat which is apparent in her lines. Her cut away forefoot and Bermudan masthead rig makes for a fast and easily handled yacht, which was unusually modern for her time. High bullworks and plenty of reserve buoyancy in the bow and stern keep her long sweeping decks dryer then almost any comparable yacht.

In February 1929 during the official opening ceremony of the new Reale Yacht Club Italiano in Genova and the new yacht harbor Duca degli Abruzzi, S.A.R,, the Crown Prince visited Janua and spoke highly of her and the quality of the vessel.

In 1938 the Yacht was sold to Ing. Andrea Maria Piaggio of Genova and name ESTER VII;

In 1952 she belong to the company "La Capitana" under the name MAUCIAU II;

In 1970 she was purchased by the famous Parisian nightclub owner Jean Castel, who renamed her SINCERITY.

During this time, Princess Caroline of Monaco honeymooned with first husband, Philippe Junot on Sincerity.

Sincerity has never been out of commission for any length of time, her last circumnavigation was in 1989 when she was the French Committee boat at the America's Cup in Perth, Australia.