60 metre sailing yacht Germania Nova sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Built in steel by Spanish yard Factoria Naval de Marin to an original design by Max Oertz, Germania Nova was delivered in 2011 as a replica of the 1908 classic Germania, using the same hull lines, deck and sail plans. The two yachts may look identical, but Germania Nova has a thoroughly modern heart beating in her traditional hull. Unlike the original, Nova boasts an engine, state-of-the-art navigational equipment, a professional galley and air-conditioning.
Accommodation is for up to ten guests in five cabins comprising a master suite and four doubles, all with en suite bathrooms. Her interior is bright and spacious with egg shell white painted deckheads, bulkheads, and most cabinetry, richly accented with varnished mahogany surfaces, furniture, and cabin soles.
On deck, Germania Nova is completely traditional in appearance. However, appearances can be deceiving. Of her 21 bronze drum winches, 15 of them are hydraulically powered. What looks to be traditional galvanised turnbuckles, cleats and boom fittings, for instance, are bead blasted stainless steel. The gleaming varnished deck houses and skylights are teak veneered aluminium structures to save weight and ensure watertight integrity.
On the technical side, she has eight North sails made from Dacron and fashioned in the classic style with leather reinforced corners to maintain the period look. All are raised and sheeted using hydraulic winches, while manual winches are used for lighter work such as running backstays. Under power, a single 402hp Deutz diesel engine gives her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 2,000 nautical miles.
Germania Nova was asking €5,900,000.
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