WEATHERBIRD for sale

LENGTH
31 m
BUILD YEAR
1931
TOP SPEED
11 kn
BEAM
6.49 m
GUESTS
8
CREW
5

The French two-masted Schooner WEATHERBIRD is not just a classic sailing yacht. This particular boat boasts an impressive career as one of the most historic sailing yachts to navigate the high seas. She measures 101' (31m) in length and was built in 1931 by Chantier Navals de Normandie, her design overseen by Russian aristocrat Victor Orloff and Frenchman Henri Rambaud. WEATHERBIRD is the ideal yacht for adventurers and offers a platform for explorations. The yacht has received many updates and upgrades over the years, and in 2021 she saw a complete mechanical refit, overhaul and replacement of systems, leaving her in wonderful condition.

WEATHERBIRD was commissioned for Sara and Gerald Murphy, a high-society American couple whose well-known families flourished in fortune. Gerald's father founded the Mark Cross Company selling high-end leather goods, while Sara's family was well-established in East Hampton and owned the famous 30-room mansion dubbed "The Dunes." After settling on the French Riviera, the couple launched WEATHERBIRD, which served as inspiration for not only them but also an awe-inspiring record of artists that had ventured onboard. WEATHERBIRD has welcomed the likes of the most famous names in art, literature, music and poetry. Some of her most notable guests included Cole Porter, Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker and Pablo Picasso. Not to mention the Murphy's good friends Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is rumored that Fitzgerald characterized the main characters in his novel Tender is the Night after the couple.

The sailing yacht welcomes up to eight guests in four classic staterooms, and she also accommodates five crewmembers onboard. The master cabin features a large double berth, a vanity desk and excellent storage space. A double cabin and two cabins, both with two single bunks, complete the guest staterooms.

All WEATHERBIRD's interior spaces showcase the classic 30s styling and have been maintained since her build; it is like she has been frozen in time. The yacht's main salon has a timeless, romantic feel with a beautiful contrast of dark and light woods, a flow of natural light and showcases a U-shaped seating area with a table, a bar area and storage spaces. Her exterior deck spaces are spacious and offer seating areas for guests to socialize and relax while admiring the passing landscapes.

Specifications

Overview

  • Name:WEATHERBIRD
  • Yacht Type:Sail Yacht
  • Yacht Subtype:Classic Yacht
  • Builder:Chantier Naval De Normandie
  • Refits:1969-01-01,1993-01-01,1980-01-01,1995-01-01

Dimensions

  • Length Overall:31 metres
  • Length at Waterline:17.98 metres
  • Beam:6.49 metres
  • Max Draught:3.47 metres

Construction

Performance & Capacities

  • Max Speed:11 kn
  • Cruising Speed:9 kn
  • Fuel Capacity:2500 litres
  • Water Capacity:2500 litres
  • Range:1000 nm
  • @ 9 kn

Engines

  • Engine Make:Cummins
  • Total power:300hp

Materials

  • Hull:Oak
  • Superstructure:Teak
  • Deck:Teak

Accommodation

  • Guests:8

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