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Until the 1970s, US presidents had their own private yacht



From Air Force One to armored cars like “the Beast”, the President of the United States tends to travel with a degree of style and fanfare.

And, until the 1970s , perhaps the ultimate option was the US presidential yacht — a ship maintained for their exclusive use, known as the “floating White House.”

On board, presidents hosted foreign leaders and held glamorous parties — or escaped the cares and clamour of Washington, D.C.

Below, Business Insider takes a look at the story of the last ever presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia.

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