Yacht name: Samar
Project name: Lana
Length: 252 ft 8 • 77 m
Builder: Devonport Yachts
Photo: Monaco • November 2007 • monacoeye
Photo: Stockholm • July 2006 • Anders Linden
Still waiting for a sign of Devonport Project 54, due for delivery in 2007, a burgundy-hulled, 82 m Andrew Winch design which looks like it could be a replacement for Sarafsa. Boat International have a feature on Samar in their November 2007 issue.
This Aquivo waterproof TV is the perfect TV for those who like their TVs really clean. It'll be introduced at the London Boat Show which runs from the 1-9 December 2007.
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New name: Ocean Breeze
Yacht name: Al Yamamah
Formerly: Qadissayat Saddam
Length: 269 ft • 82 m
Photo: monacoeye • Monaco • 19 September 2007
Not many will have seen a photo of this yacht recently. It's Al Yamamah, originally built for Saddam Hussein but now owned by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Hence the similarities to Prince Abdulaziz. Thanks to yachtspotter for the ID.
Yacht name: America (replica)
Builder: Goody & Stevens
Architect: Olin Stephens • Sparkman & Stephens
Yacht name: America (original)
Length LOA: 21 m
Year: 1851 - 1945
Architect: George Steers
Builder: William H Brown, New York
The original America won the 1851 One Hundred Guinea Cup around the Isle of Wight, defeating 14 British yachts, for a syndicate from the New York Yacht Club. Her reverse bow, and sails laced to the mast, served as an inspiration to British designers for 25 years. She took part in the first America's Cup in 1870, coming 4th. Her last race was in 1901, after which she slowly fell into disrepair. She ended her days burned for firewood in 1945.
In 1967, the replica America was built by Sparkman & Stephens. It featured in a commercial for Schaffer brewery before being sold as a private yacht.
Yacht name: Partridge
LOA: 21.88 m - 71 ft 8 • LOD: 14.9 m - 49 ft 2 • LWL: 12.7 m - 41 ft 7
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Design: J Beavor-Webb
Alex Laird & Peter Saxby found Partridge lying on her side in Tollesbury in 1979. After some detective work, which revealed her history and pedigree, restoration was started and finally completed in 1997.
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Yacht name: Ivanhoe • Esp 3131
Length: 21.2 m
Design: Tore Holm, Sweden
Ivanhoe was first sailed in the Med by King Constantine of Greece. She then moved to Spain, winning the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona regularly over the years. In 2002 she was restored to her original glory by her current owner.
Yacht name: Emilia • I 2 • 12 metre rule
LOA: 21 m
LWL: 16.4 m
Builder: Cantieri Attilio Costaguta, Genova Voltri
Emilia was the second Herreshoff "Twelve", to be built in Italy. The first was La Spina, built by Baglietto of Varazze. The 12mR class was created in 1906, and adapted right until 1987 - it includes the America's Cup boats from 1958 to 87.
The boats are not 12 metres in length - 12 is the maximum product of the equation (L+2d-F+√S)/2.37 where L is waterline, d is difference of skin girth and chain girth, F is Freeboard area and S is Sail area …
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Yacht name: Bona Fide • # 54
Length (LOA): 13.6 m • LOD: 8.8 m - 29 ft
Designer: Charles Sibbick
Builder: Albert Yard, Cowes
The fast Bona Fide won the 5 to 10 ton class in the 1900 Paris Olympics. She was recently restored in Italy at the Cantieri Navale dell'Argentario, where most of her structural woodwork was replaced.
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Yacht name: Tuiga
Waterline Length: 15.68 m • 51 ft 5 - Deck length: 23.18 m • 76 ft - Rigging length: 27.36 m • 89 ft 8
Builder: William Fife
Refit: 1993 Duncan Walker • Fairlie Restorations
Tuiga's first owner was the Duke of Medinacelli, a close friend of Alphonse XIII, King of Spain. William Fife designed Tuiga as a copy of the Spanish royal yacht Hispania, to race against her. Bought in 1995 by Prince Albert for the Yacht Club de Monaco, Tuiga is now the YCM's proud flagship.
Yacht name: Talisman (Latona & Caprichio earlier)
LOA: 76 ft 8 • 23.4 m (new bowsprit) - LWL: 49 ft 2 • 15 m
Year: 1919 - 1920
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Design: Henry Rasmussen
Recent restorations for this early steel-hulled Bermuda ketch were carried out at Conrad Shipyard, Gdansk, in 2006, and Stockholm, 2004. Talisman's official site has a full history of the yacht here.
Yacht name: Nan of Fife
Build & Design: William Fife Jnr (1857-1944)
Length: 24.95 m • LOD: 19.25 m • LWL: 13.47
Nan, originally commissioned by Irishman Thomas Burrowes, is the oldest William Fife designed yacht still sailing. In 1998, Philippe Menhinck began the restoration, from original archives, of the boat his grandfather had owned from 1948 to 1952. Two years later the restoration was complete.
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Yacht name: Marilee • NY50
Deck Length: 59 ft • Waterline: 40 ft
Design & Build: Nathanael Herreshoff
Restoration: William Cannell Boatbuilding (2001)
Marilee is one of four remaining New York Yacht Club 40's, known as the Fighting Forties. She was faithfully restored in Maine in 2001. Her sisterships are Rowdy, Typhoon ex Maisie and Rugosa.
Yacht name: Cambria • K4
LOD: 113 ft 9
Builder: William Fife • Fairlie
Built in 1928, by William and RB Fife, in Fairlie on the Clyde, as the first of a new generation of 23m class, "Big Class" cutters. Cambria only joined the J class in 2003, unlike Astra and Candida, two other 23m yachts from the same era which joined in 1933.
Yacht name: Lulworth
Length overall: 151 ft 10 • 46.3 m - Deck Length: 37.2 m • 122 ft - Waterline: 26.6 m • 87 ft 2
Year: 1920 • Refit: 2006
Builder: White Brothers, Southampton
Architect: Herbert White
Photo: October 2007 • Monaco Classic Week 2007
Photo: October 2006 • St Tropez Regatta & Monaco Yacht Show
Lulworth, originally one of the most successful big class gaff cutters, was relaunched in May 2006. She has been beautifully restored, in Viareggio, Italy. The mast is 52 m high.
Lulworth belonged to the 23m International Rule of 1907 . As with the other Metre Rule classes, for example the 6m and 12m classes, the number did not refer to the length of the boat but was the product of a formula which included the waterline length, girth, and sail area. Some of the other 23m "Big Class" yachts - White Heather II, Britannia, Cambria, Candida and Astra - were later converted to the J class. This evenly matched racing class from the American Universal Rule encompassed boats between 76 and 87 ft in waterline length, 120 ft length over all, and less than 160 tons displacement.