PRINCESS Diana and Dodi Fayed once enjoyed a romantic Mediterranean getaway on an £8million 208ft “love boat” yacht.
The princess and her paramour vacationed on the luxurious yacht named the Jonikal shortly before their tragic deaths in 1997.
The was luxury yacht originally owned by Mohamed Al-FayedCredit: Yacht Charter Fleet
Princess Diana sunbathing aboard the Jonikal Yacht moored in Portofino, Italy in 1997Credit: Rex
The inside boasted dark wood panelling and spacious areas to lounge aroundCredit: Yacht Charter Fleet
The luxury yacht has a range of amenitiesCredit: Yacht Charter Fleet
There is a jacuzzi and a swim platformCredit: Yacht Charter Fleet
Diana was joined for part of the trip on the 208ft vessel by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
The ship, which was first launched in 1990, reportedly has nine staterooms to hold up to 18 people, in addition to 26 crew, reports Town and Country.
Though no price has been listed for the vessel as yet, at the time of its previous sale it was listed for £8,423,300 ($10,000,000).
And it boasts a number of stunning amenities including a jacuzzi, swim platform, sun deck, formal dining room, a bar, and office space.
Full of dark wood panelling and coffered ceilings, the interiors are reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts style of the early 1900s.
Powered by Wärtsilä engines, the yacht has a cruising speed of 15 knots and top speeds of 20 knots.
The pair first met at a polo match in 1989, but they did not get together until Dodi invited the princess to stay at his father’s 30-bedroom villa in St Tropez in July 1997.
Much of Dodi’s fortune was spent on impressing a string of beautiful models and actresses.
The playboy was linked to Blue Lagoon actress Brooke Shields, Val Kilmer’s ex-wife Joanne Whalley, Stranger Things star Winona Ryder and Frank Sinatra’s daughter Tina.
Following the 1997 car crash that led to the couple’s deaths, Mohamed attempted to sell the yacht on a number of occasions before ultimately parting with it in 2014.
It was most recently purchased by Bassim Haidar in June of 2021, who is selling it just over a year later as he reportedly has plans to upgrade to a larger vessel.
John Wood, director at Seawood Yacht, told House and Garden: “She is in the yard being refitted, and will be launched for sale in September.”
The vessel has been hinted at during the end of The Crown’s fifth season.
Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed on the yachtCredit: Rex Features
The yacht is estimated to cost just over £8millionCredit: Yacht Charter Fleet
The vessel can hold up to 18 people across nine staterooms in addition to rooms for 26 crew membersCredit: Yacht Charter Fleet