She was built by Dutch yard Jongert in aluminium to a Doug Petersen design, and is the fifth hull in the yard’s successful 2700M series. Lloyd’s classed, Ithaka has a modern interior in pear wood and accommodates six guests in three cabins including a master suite and two guest cabins. Under power, a 257hp Scania engine gives her a cruising speed of eight knots.
Using the experience gained with earlier yachts in this series, naval architect Van Oossanen designed an ingenious wing keel with minimum draft and an elliptic balance rudder for better upwind performance and more stability.
The price of Ithaka is down from €4.75 million to €3.95 million with VAT paid.