yachts monaco eye


Yacht name: Hanuman
LOA: 138 ft • 42 m
Year: 2009
Builder: Royal Huisman • # 385
Design: Dykstra and Partners
Interior: Pieter Beeldsnijder

The replica of J Class Endeavour II, originally built for T Sopwith to challenge Ranger in the America's Cup.

Original: Endeavour II
Year: 1937
Builder: Camper & Nicholson, Gosport
Design: Charles Nicholson
Sail number: J • K6


Royal Huisman Meteor

Yacht name: Meteor
Length: 169 ft • 52 m
Year: 2007
Builder: Royal Huisman • #382
Architect: Gerard Dykstra
Stylist: John Alden

Photo: Bob Paylor • St Barths Bucket 2009
Photo: HMB • Caribbean • 2007


Windrose yacht

Yacht name: Windrose
Length: 152 ft • 46 m
Year: 2001
Builder: Holland Jachtbouw • # 23
Architect: Gerard Dijkstra

Photo: Robert Paylor • 25 - 30 March 2008 • St Barths Bucket



Yacht name: Athena
Length: 295 ft • 90 m
Year: 2004
Builder: Royal Huisman • # 378
Design: Beeldsnijder • Dijkstra

Photo: monacoeye • Antibes • December 2005

Jim Clark, the owner of this three-masted schooner, is a keen sailor, also owns Hyperion and was a founder of Netscape and Silicon Graphics.

Athena was the world's largest private sailing yacht until the launch of Eos in 2006. Read More...

Borkumriff IV

Borkumriff IV

Yacht name: Borkumriff IV
Length: 166 ft • 51 m
Year: 2002
Builder: Royal Huisman
Architect: Gerard Dijkstra

Photo: monacoeye • Antibes • 2007

Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon
Maltese Falcon

Yacht name: Maltese Falcon
Length: 285 ft • 87 m
Year: 2005/6
Builder: Perini Navi, Turkey • # 2056
Naval Architect: Gerard Dijkstra
Styling and Interior: Ken Freivokh
Owner: Tom Perkins • US venture capitalist

Photos: monacoeye • Monaco • 13 August 2006 - September

The Falcon has landed! This 3-mast dynarig is certainly the yacht of 2006 in my book. The design of the masts is visually stunning and very fast. It's by far the biggest Perini Navi ever built. The sails are tucked up within the masts. Top shot from MYS.



Yacht name: Velsheda • J K7
Length: 128 ft • 39 m
Year: 1933
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Refit: Gerard Dijkstra

Photos: Monaco Classic Week October 2005 & Voiles de Saint Tropez October 2006

Named after first owner WL (Woolworth) Stephenson's three daughters Velma, Sheila and Daphne, Velsheda was the second of four legendary UK J-class yachts. She was restored in 1984 and then more recently completely reworked from the bare hull by Dijkstra and Mumford, with carbon-fibre mast and refaired hull, in Southampton, in 1998.



Yacht name: Adela
Length: 172 ft • 52 m
Year: 1903
Design: WC Storey
Builder: JG Fay • Southampton
Rebuilt: 1994 • Gerard Dykstra • Pendennis
Refit (lengthened): 2000 • German Frers • Pendennis

Photo: Monaco • 3 August 2006

Adela is a "big class" schooner, fore-runner of the J-class America's Cup class. She was rebuilt with a combination of traditional materials and modern technology, including cutting-edge lightweight sails, to produce an elegant and yet fast classic yacht. She left the Pendennis yard from her latest refit in May this year…

Shamrock V

Shamrock V yacht

Yacht name: Shamrock V • J K3
Formerly Shamrock V -> Quadrifoglio
Length: 120 ft • 36 m
Year: 1930 • Refit: 1980 • 2001
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Refit: Gerard Dijkstra

Three days away from the 7th Monaco Classic Week 2005, three famous, and rare, J class racing yachts have already arrived.

Here is Shamrock V, the oldest of the J class sloops, built in 1930 for Sir Thomas Lipton's last America's Cup. Designed by Nicholson and built by Camper and Nicholson, she is also the only remaining J class to have been built in wood.

Shamrock V was owned by two famous aviators Sir Sopwith and Sir Richard Fairey, then passed into Italian hands. Mario Crespi installed the bird's eye maple interior and in 1962 Piero Scanu had her fully rebuilt at Camper and Nicholson's.

Since then she was well kept, in Newport, Rhode Island, and refitted in 1989 by Elizabeth Meyer. Now back in the UK she has just completed another refit at the Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth.