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25m Van Dam Nordia ketch Altair listed for sale

2 November 2022 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 25 metre cutter-rigged classic ketch Altair, built in The Netherlands 1987 by Van Dam Nordia, has been listed for sale with Richard Callender and Richard Higgins at Northrop & Johnson.

With a long keel, aluminium hull and hydraulic furling sails, Altair is a true bluewater cruiser. Up to eight guests are accommodated in four en-suite cabins, including a larger master with cabins for two crew.

Altair is asking €1,495,000.

The interior spaces on board this yacht for sale are welcoming and comfortable. Classic Dutch styling is found throughout and the use of refurbished white cabinetry further enhances the spaces. The main saloon has a large U-shaped sofa that can accommodate up to eight, her full complement. The centrally-located galley is a feature and allows for easy service, rounded corners and grab rails showing she was designed by proper yachtsmen.

Altair’s deck offers a spacious cockpit with sheltered alfresco dining at a large U-shaped teak table. With a nod towards self-sufficiency, she has a solar panel in her bimini top. A propeller shaft alternator offers charging while sailing and a 200-litre hot water capacity can be heated by the main engine or generator.

The ketch has been meticulously maintained throughout her life, including a three-year, multi-million-dollar refit from 2017 to 2022 encompassing a stern extension. With a new paint job in 2020, the MCA-certified Altair is ready to set sail worldwide with new owners.

Altair is asking €1,495,000.

More about this yacht

Van Dam Nordia   25 m •  1987