Stats: 49.5 metres, Van der Graff, 2000, 8 guests, 9 crew
For racing enthusiasts hoping to try their hands at some superyacht sailing regattas this Mediterranean season, Eleonora boasts an impressive racing record wrapped up in a classic package. Designed as an exact replica of the 1910 Herreshoff schooner Westward, the modern Eleonora has a sail plan of 1,100 square metres and promises a similarly speedy performance as the former America’s Cup winner after which she was modelled. When she’s not cutting through the waves in hopes of collecting another trophy, her traditional, panelled mahogany interior transports guests back to the Golden Age of yachting, when life was lived at a slower pace. Her main saloon is designed in the glamorous style of bygone times, complete with a formal dining area, lounge, card table and drinks bar, while the uncluttered deck spaces provide plenty of room for sunbathing and al fresco entertaining.
Eleonora is managed by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting from €70,000.