The historic 54.3 metre sailing superyacht Shenandoah of Sark is listed for charter with Ocean Independence for year-round adventures in the West Mediterranean. Here we step on board the perfectly preserved yacht and discover her highlights.
Shenandoah of Sark’s colourful history stretches back to 1902 when the three-master gaff rigged schooner was commissioned by one of the richest bankers in America. Penned by celebrated designer Theodore Ferries and built by the Townsend & Downey Shipyard in New York, Shenandoah quickly gained a reputation as one of the most glamorous yachts of her age, frequently hosting parties along the Cote D’Azur and Amalfi Coast. Her rich history saw her survive two World Wars, be seized by the French government as part of an unpaid tax scandal and then neglected for 10 years. Following a full refit and overhaul, Shenandoah regained her glamour in no time and was soon hosting Vogue fashion shoots and Rod Stewart music videos.