38: Athena - Yachts International

38: Athena

Four years of work and the combined talents of designer Pieter Beeldsnijder (who did the exterior styling and interior design, with a décor by Rebecca Bradley), naval architects Gerard Dijkstra & Partners and Royal Huisman, as well as hardware and sailing rig by Royal Huisman’s subsidiary Rondal went into creating this sophisticated yet classic three-mast schooner bearing the name of the Goddess of Wisdom.
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Athena

LENGTH (including bowsprit): 295ft. 3in. (90m)
SHIPYARD: Royal Huisman, Holland
YEAR: 2004

Four years of work and the combined talents of designer Pieter Beeldsnijder (who did the exterior styling and interior design, with a décor by Rebecca Bradley), naval architects Gerard Dijkstra & Partners and Royal Huisman, as well as hardware and sailing rig by Royal Huisman’s subsidiary Rondal went into creating this sophisticated yet classic three-mast schooner bearing the name of the Goddess of Wisdom. Netscape co-founder Jim Clark, who until recently owned the Royal Huisman-built Hyperion, commissioned the yacht. The masts soaring to 200 feet, together support 27,000 square feet of working sails. Clark, an avid sailor, was executive producer of the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary “The Cove”, which denounces dolphin massacre near a small Japanese fishing village. Last year, he took delivery of the new Royal Huisman-built J-Class yacht Hanuman and Athena received a facelift at Orams Marine in Auckland, New Zealand. She was completely painted and the varnish redone and is now being offered for sale through YCO for approximately $95million.

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