In August 1983 film producer Robert Stigwood, described by The New York Times as, “a combination of P.T. Barnum, Mike Todd and Jay Gatsby”, rescued her and she was towed to Malta, where she was given an eight-month major refit. Restored to her original lines, with her graceful clipper bow restored, and a host of modern upgrades, she was finally relaunched as "Jezebel" in 1984, making waves in the East River, New York. ''It evokes another age of shipbuilding when the clippers reigned,'' said her captain, Christopher Williams. ''It's like the Parthenon, showing off lovely, immutable laws of aesthetics.''