The launch of the commander boat. The German navy, for whom the project was designed, sought to have a water equivalent of a limousine that would emphasize the passengers' status. The motorboat initially had a Ford diesel engine and was made of riveted steel.
The trophy vessel arrived in Leningrad and was used for a long time as a training vessel at a local yacht club. After the original engine failed, it was decommissioned and left until better days.
The boat was restored by enthusiasts from one of the shipyards in St. Petersburg for use as a company's representative vessel.
The vessel was returned to St. Petersburg where found a new life. The boat was named Seladore — derived from the most beautiful-sounding phrase in the English language, according to J.R.R. Tolkien.
On its 70th anniversary, it was launched again. Later it was sold at an auction and used for personal purposes.