Classic sailing yacht Invader for sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The 49 metre classic sailing yacht Invader has been listed for sale by Mike Horsley at Edmiston & Company.
Built with a steel hull and teak superstructure by US yard George Lawley, she was designed by Albert S Chesebrough, a nephew of the renowned naval architect Nathanial Herreshoff, and delivered in 1905 with the most recent refit being in 2003. An interior designed by Anna Signorini accommodates six guests in three cabins consisting of a master suite and two twins, all with entertainment centres and en suite shower facilities. Quarters for 5 crew are in three cabins.
The saloon of this yacht for sale has comfortable L-shaped seating, a bar, ice maker and a Sony home theatre system, and offers a separate banquette dining area with seating for six guests.
On the technical side, Invader has a 30.8 metre main mast, a 25.5 metre main boom and a 455 square metre main sail while deck gear includes no fewer than 26 winches. Under power, a 700hp Caterpillar diesel engine gives her a cruising speed of 10 knots.
Her broker, Mike Horsley, comments: “As with all these great yachts, her history is a mixture of triumphs, disasters, film stars, glamour, and neglect. Now, after a period of very little use following the demise of her latest owner, the heirs are very keen to move this masterpiece on, and have consequently priced her at a very sensible level. For an owner who wishes to have one of the great classic yachts of the world, in a very little used condition, and with a great racing and cruising future ahead of her, Invader would be an obvious choice.”
Invader is asking €5.5 million.