There’s a special place in the heart of everyone in the yachting fraternity for classic sailing yachts. Built to painstaking standards by experienced craftsmen, these stately queens of the sea carry a rich patina of history as they grace the world’s oceans. Here we present six examples of these fine classic sailing superyachts currently for sale.
Designed by Robert Clark, Fleurtje was built in 1960 at the renowned Dutch shipyard of De Vries Lentsch. Previously know as Carita and then Argonaftis, the current owner changed not only her name when he took possession of this fine yacht, but also commissioned a full refit.
At 57 metres, Fleurtje has extremely elegant lines. The long overhangs at bow and stern, the rich Awlgrip blue hull and three Douglas fir masts with staysail plan combine into a handsome profile.
Her steel hull and aluminium superstructure are in splendid condition having been recently faired and repainted. The acclaimed naval architect Gerald Dijkstra was brought in to optimise sailing performance, thus resulting in considerable speed and handling improvements.
Since launch, Fleurtje has undergone four refits and been maintained to Lloyd’s class standards. Such is the degree of ongoing improvements that she is now one of the finest three-masted schooners afloat.
Fleurtje is listed for sale by Compass International and Burger Yacht Sales asking €6,900,000.
A wonderful classic sailing yacht, 54.35m Shenandoah of Sark is now on the market with Mike Horsley at Edmiston & Company asking €15 million.
Built by Townsend & Downey in 1902, she accommodates up to 10 guests in four staterooms. Following several refits over the last 15 years, she is now in a condition which will enable her to go on into the next century as gracefully as she entered this one, with many more long and exciting voyages ahead. Her fine and seakindly hull has already graced the waters of the Pacific, the Antarctic, the North Atlantic and many more, and now it is time for a new custodian to take the helm.
Built by Holland’s Van der Graaf yard in 2000 and refitted in 2008, 49.5m Eleonora is an exact copy of the Herreshoff-designed schooner Westward, launched in 1910 and one of the most famed racing yachts of her time. Eleonora not only follows Westward’s heritage of big-schooner racing but also offers, with her comfort and space, an unforgettable cruising and relaxing experience. Accommodation is for eight guests in three doubles and a twin cabin.
Bureau Veritas classed and MCA compliant, Eleonora is asking €7.95 million.
Built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1930 and a legendary superyacht on the world’s regatta circuits, the 36.6m Shamrock V was the first British yacht to be built to the new J Class Rule and remains the only wooden J Class yacht in the world.
After World War II, an Italian owner installed her elegant birds-eye maple interior and she offers accommodation for eight guests in two double and two twin cabins, while twin 250hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 10 knots under power.
Fully crewed and in class, Shamrock V is lying in her home port of Cannes, asking €6 million.
A gaff-rigged yawl, the 32m Rosalind was built by Stow & Sons of Shoreham in 1904 and completely restored in 1997 with a new interior in Cuban mahogany. Accommodation is for six guests in three cabins and Rosalind is powered by a 238hp Volvo engine. The fact that she’s been owned by the same family for more than half of her 100-year lifetime speaks volumes.
Lying in the South of France, Rosalind is asking €1.25 million at Edmiston & Company
Built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1967 to a design by Laurent Giles, the 29.6m Lamadine had a thorough refit in 2012 including new paint and system upgrades along with new engines, sails and rigging. Accommodation is for six guests.
Lying in Greece, Lamadine is asking €2.15 million at Camper & Nicholsons.
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