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METEOR

  • 27.31 m
  • 1939
  • GAMBLE HESTEHAUGE
  • Italy
  • 850 000 €

ABOUT METEOR

A Yacht offering style, culture and heritage

METEOR is a classic motor yacht built in Svendborg in 1939. This vessel is very spacious and highly comfortable offering three double cabins. Almost a unique specimen, METEOR is considered a real rarity because in the first half of last century vessels with similar characteristics were the preserve of a very small elite. Even fewer that have withstood the scrutiny of time. This vessel has a very interesting history behind her, offering style, culture and heritage. 

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: GAMBLE HESTEHAUGE
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1939
  • YearBuilt: 1939
  • Year Refit: 2008
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: Italy
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 1/4/0
  • LOA: 89' 8" (27.31m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 17' 0" (5.18m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 7' 5" (2.26m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 960 Miles
  • Max Speed: 12 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 60 Tonne
  • Gross Tonnage: 69 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 4,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 6,000 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: 50 Liters
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 4
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: White/Brown
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: F.G. Hansen
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Gardner
  • Model: 6LX
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Boat Highlights

HISTORY OF THE YACHT

Rather than buy a new vessel, certain owners prefer to look at the used market which often offers unique possibilities, vintage boats, maybe in wood and with a rich marine charm all of their own. With skilful restoration they can keep in step with current technology.

This is the case with "Meteor", a historic 28-meter motor yacht built by the Gamble Hestehauge shipyard of Svendborg to the design of the Dane Sophus Weber. Launched on 15th April 1939 and purchased by the Danish count Heinrich Carl von Schimmelmann of Lindenborg, "Meteor" was the yacht of the Nazi hierarchy and even hosted Hitler and Eva Braun during the period of Nazi occupation of Denmark.

Having survived the vicissitudes of World War Two the motoryacht remained the property of count Schimmelmann until his death in 1971. It then passed on, by way of numerous owners including Derek John Roe, the Luliad company and the filmmaker Augusto Caminito, into the hands of the company Classic Yacht Charter, set up by broker Alfredo Amato and lawyer Giuseppe Gitto. In '56, moreover, the Postiglione yard broke a record with the creation of a wooden mast of around 47 meters for the Shamrock class yacht "Astra". "Meteor" was entrusted to the masterful hands of this shipbuilding concern whose know-how in refitting and building in wood has been shown to be more than adequate in redoing a motoryacht of this class. The interventions involved the entire hull and superstructures, the interiors and all on-board plant. The hull underwent important rehabilitation both externally and internally with special interventions on the planking and structures. Furthermore, some internal bulwarks were dismantled and renovated. The hull was torched down to the wood and the planks and joints re-caulked. Work was carried out on the main deck, whose teak staves showed all the signs of the fatigue of many years at sea, on the deckhouse, on the forward skylight and on the forward starboard bulwark which was split and detached from the hull. The old and obsolete patch-up jobs were renovated. The decking has been replaced with new seams and the after hatch is now watertight. As for the interiors, the Postiglione yard preferred to renovate the original furnishings rather than carry out extensive modifications to the layout. All the cabins and bathrooms, the bridge, the galley and the dinette underwent restructuring of boiserie, equipment and furnishings in general. The corridor now has a new wall cupboard while one has been removed from the dinette, together with a column, and the sofa has been shifted farther back than its original position. In the owner's suite the yard created furnishings in accordance with the original design. The electrical system was completely replaced with new cabling, just as all the systems of the engine room were removed and replaced after appropriate reconditioning. The engine now uses new control and starting systems, exhausts and discharge pipes. The reconditioning work also involved the diesel system and the anchor winch motor which was replaced by a new generation version. After all the works listed above, "Meteor" underwent scrupulous analysis by the Association A.R.I.E. whose verdict confirmed the fine rehabilitation work carried out by the Postiglione Shipyard of Baia di Napoli which succeeded in wholly renovating such an important yacht.

Features

Main Characteristics

Name

METEOR

Type

Motor yacht

Year

1939 (1941,1992,2008 refits)

Flag

English

Location

Italy

 

LOA

27.31 m

89.60’

Beam

5.2 m

17.06’

Draft

2.26 m

7.41’

Gross tonnage

69 t

Displacement

60 t

Hull Material

Larch, Oak frames

Superstructure

Yes

Hull Color

White

Superstructure Color

Brown

Hull Configuration

Full-displacement

Naval Architect

F.G. Hansen

Ext. Designer

F.G. Hansen

Staterooms

3

Sleeps

6

Bathrooms

3

 

Crew Quarters

1

Crew Berths

4

Capacities

Cruise Speed

8 kn

Max. Speed

12 kn

Range

960 nm

Fuel Capacity

6000 l

1585 US Gallons

Water Capacity

4000 l

1057 US Gallons

Fuel Consumption

50 l/h

Machinery

Engines

2 x Gardner 120hp

Engine Model

6LX

Fuel

Diesel

Generators

25 kw Onan

Battery charger

80 amp/h N ° 2 Quick sbc advanced plus 1950

Air Conditioning

Yes

Watermaker

80 l/h Marinco

Electric bilge pump

Yes

 

Shore power Inlet

Yes

 

Accommodations

Guests

6

Crew Cabins

1

Salon

1

Dining Area

1

Galley & Laundry Equipment

Washing Machine

Ignis 7 kg (New)

Refrigerator

Yes

Oven

Yes

Navigation

Radar

Raymarine

Compass

Yes

VHF

Yes

Depth sounder

Yes

Autopilot

Raymarine

 

Raymarine SeaTalk Autopilot Joystick (New)

GPS

Raymarine C120

A/V & Entertainment System

TV's

Satellite TV, Hi-Fi, Mp3

DVD Player

Yes

Other

Inverters

3000 watts and 1000 watts

Gel Batteries

N ° 10 nautik agm 200 hp (New)

Cockpit Table

 



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