French singer Edith Piaf’s “love boat” for sale, this icon would have been used for secret dates



French singer Edith Piaf’s ‘love boat’, which the icon is said to have used for secret dates, is on sale for £ 1.5million.

The 40-foot-long Flamingo, or “Pink Flamingo” in English, rests in St. Katharine’s Dock in central London, at the foot of the Tower of London and offers stunning views of the River Thames.

The yacht would have served as a love nest for Piaf and the famous Franco-Algerian boxer Marcel Cerdan.

The current owner, celebrity hypnotist and author Valerie Austin, used the boat to host a party hosted by Nigel Farage to celebrate his prominent Brexit donors.

French singer Edith Piaf’s ‘love boat’, allegedly used for secret dates, is on sale for £ 1.5million

The 40-foot-long Flamingo (pictured), or

The 40-foot-long Flamingo (pictured), or “Pink Flamingo” in English, rests in St. Katharine’s Dock at the foot of the Tower of London and offers stunning views of the River Thames

Called the French national singer, Piaf's best-known songs (above) include La Vie en rose (1946), Non, je ne regrette rien (1960), and Hymn to Love (1949)

The yacht would have served as a love nest for Piaf (left) and the famous Franco-Algerian boxer Marcel Cerdan (right)

Called the French national singer, Piaf’s best-known songs include La Vie en rose (1946), Non, je ne regrette rien (1960) and Hymne à l’Amour (1949)

French icon whose hits La Vie en rose ou Non, je ne regrette rien made her an international star before her life ended in tragedy at the age of 47

Edith Piaf (December 19, 1915 – October 10, 1963) was a French singer and actress whose interpretation of the French ballad made her internationally famous.

Among his signature songs were Non, je ne regrette rien (No, I Don’t Regret Anything) and La Vie en rose (literally Life in Pink).

Piaf’s songs and singing style seemed to reflect the tragedies of his own difficult life.

Her mother, a coffee singer, abandoned her at birth and she was taken in by her grandmother, who raised the girl in a brothel.

Piaf reportedly went blind at the age of three due to a complication of meningitis, but recovered her sight four years later.

Later in her life Piaf was involved in several serious car accidents and her health declined, in part due to alcohol and drug abuse.

She died at the age of 47 from liver cancer.

Source: Britannica

Austin’s husband James Pool bought the boat as a gift for his wife 25 years ago.

“We were a fairly new couple at the time, we had just gotten married.

“We kept our own accounts so I didn’t really know he could afford it,” Austin said. the evening standard.

“Edith Piaf had the boat when it was her happy hour, before her boyfriend was killed,” she added.

“She was doing sessions there because she has an iron shell, which is supposed to be spiritually electric.

“I’ve had quite a few top-level psychics on board and they all love the feeling.”

Formerly based more than 200 miles in the Somme in France, the boat was once one of Piaf’s favorites.

A world-famous singer, the Flamant Rose was Piaf’s base during her tours.

Called a French national singer, Piaf’s best-known songs include La Vie en rose (1946), Non, je ne regrette rien (1960) and Hymne à l’Amour (1949).

After her tragic death in 1963, the boat remained moored in the Seine until the late 1990s, when she sailed to the United Kingdom.

The magnificent yacht has undergone a complete refurbishment, now incorporating classic luxury decor, recalling its history, while including modern comforts such as central heating and an up-to-date engine.

The single onboard bedroom is tucked away at the stern of the boat, with easy access to the yacht’s two bathrooms.

Perfect for an avid party host, the magnificent yacht includes a large office and galley, as well as an upper deck to view the scenery while cruising the River Thames.

The Flamingo is currently listed by Sotheby’s for £ 1.49 million.

The magnificent yacht has undergone a complete renovation, now incorporating classic luxury decor, recalling its history, while including modern comforts such as central heating and an up-to-date engine

The magnificent yacht has undergone a complete renovation, now incorporating classic luxury decor, recalling its history, while including modern comforts such as central heating and an up-to-date engine

The single onboard bedroom (pictured) is tucked away at the back of the boat, with easy access to the yacht's two bathrooms

The single onboard bedroom (pictured) is tucked away at the back of the boat, with easy access to the yacht’s two bathrooms

Perfect for an avid party host, the magnificent yacht includes a large office and kitchen (pictured), plus an upper deck to view the scenery while cruising the River Thames

Perfect for an avid party host, the magnificent yacht includes a large office and kitchen (pictured), plus an upper deck to view the scenery while cruising the River Thames

The current owner, renowned celebrity hypnotist Valerie Austin, used the impressive boat to throw a party hosted by Nigel Farage to celebrate his prominent Brexit donors.

The current owner, renowned celebrity hypnotist Valerie Austin, used the impressive boat to throw a party hosted by Nigel Farage to celebrate his prominent Brexit donors.

Formerly based over 200 miles in the Somme in France, the boat was once one of Piaf's favorites

Formerly based over 200 miles in the Somme in France, the boat was once one of Piaf’s favorites

It offers stunning views over the Thames and is moored at the foot of the Tower of London

“Nestled in the tranquil waters of elegant St Katharine’s Dock, Edith Piaf’s ‘Love Boat’, the Flamingo has a sleek and gentle dignity, masking an incredibly opulent and charismatic interior,” the listing reads. from Sotheby’s.

“It is an ideal cruising yacht for home or abroad, it is also the ideal base to receive family, friends or associates away from the hustle and bustle and in a quiet and private setting.

“The Flamingo is one of a kind, the only one in the world like it. “

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