Launched as ONDINE VI and conceived as a performance cruising yacht for the iconic yachtsman and racer, Huey Long, TOTO was the belle of the ball and the ideal observation platform from which to watch the 1983 America’s Cup races in Newport, Rhode Island.
The yacht is a stunning collaboration between two pedigreed American yachting firms, John G. Alden Naval Architects and Palmer Johnson Shipyards. She benefitted from a massive, two-year, multi-million-dollar refit, completed in 2003, and was renamed TOTO. Virtually all engineering systems were replaced or updated, and her interior received a new layout, including all joinery and millwork, which her owner sourced from a single log of white oak found in England — thus creating beautiful, matching-grain veneers.
TOTO features a contemporary and bright interior with ample natural light made possible by her large deckhouse windows. Luxury sailing yacht TOTO has accommodations for up to eight guests in three double staterooms, all with en-suite facilities, and a sofa in the library that can be converted into upper-and-lower full berths when desired.
Considered by many as the loveliest pilothouse cruiser to come off the drawing boards of Alden’s design team, TOTO’s covered cockpit features multiple seating areas and table configurations for entertaining or relaxing. Her enclosed pilothouse provides safe and comfortable cruising in all conditions.
Additional updates to TOTO include a carbon fiber mast with in-mast roller furling, recent standing rigging, and a custom “Crows Nest” lift to transport daring riders to the lower spreader steering controls…or higher if you dare!