Replica sailing yacht Eleonora for sale
by Malcolm MacLean
The 49.5 metre sailing yacht Eleonora is now on the market as an open listing offered across multiple brokers.
Built with a steel hull and teak superstructure by Dutch yard Van der Graff and delivered in 2000, Eleonora is an exact replica of the schooner Westward that was designed by Nathanial G Herreshoff and launched in 1910, going on to win several regattas over a 37-year racing career.
An interior by Michael Vedder in a light yet traditional décor accommodates up to eight guests in four cabins comprising a full-beam master suite with seating and office areas, two doubles and a twin, all with en-suite shower facilities. A further four cabins sleep up to nine crewmembers.
Eleonora not only follows Westward’s heritage of big schooner racing but also offers, with her comfort and space, an unforgettable cruising and relaxing experience and she has proved to be a successful charter yacht. The magnificent, traditionally panelled saloon spans the full beam of this yacht for sale and has a mahogany dining table to port seating up to eight guests, while to starboard, there are two solid mahogany coffee tables and a full-length settee. There are numerous sideboards, glass cabinets and lockers with a concealed hi-fi and television entertainment system. At the entrance is a bar with a drinks fridge.
Built to Bureau Veritas class, a 460hp Baudouin diesel engine gives her a top speed of ten knots and a range of 2,700 nautical miles at her cruising speed of nine knots.
Currently in Antigua, Eleonora is asking €7,900,000.