Just as well known for his role as one of the most powerful industrialists in modern day Italy’s history as for his inspired sense of dress (you know when you see those yuppies wearing their watches over their shirt cuffs? They’re poorly imitating L’Avvocato), Gianni Agnelli’s legacy is still as vibrant as ever, seven years after his passing. His reign at Fiat, his awareness of the concept of sprezzatura along with his general playboy status (extramarital stints include Anita Ekberg, who else?) all contribute to the preservation of the Agnelli name in history, both positive and negative (we haven’t even gotten to his conflicted relationship with the trade unions).
Quite a stunning artifact of his legacy has turned up on JamesList. The Agneta is a 25 meter yawl that was built by Knut Reimer in 1950 on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Agnelli, a long time yachtsman, was both a keen cruiser and racer and the Agneta has been highly succesful in competitions like the Mediterranean Classic Yacht regatta. Its does not show however, having undergone heavy restoration work along with modern commodities while still preserving its mid-century charm.
The Agneta is currently listed at €1,450,000. Take a closer look here.