Aries is a 115ft ketch, built and designed by the famous Camper & Nicholson shipyard in Gosport, United Kingdom. The framing of the keel was laid in 1939 but because of the 2nd World War and family circumstances. Aries was first launched in 1952. Her first owner was the tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds.
Designed for long North Atlantic and Arctic cruising, ARIES was given an extremely seaworthy structure and voluminous hull form, which gives her interior space and comforts not normally found aboard many (racing) classics of this size, giving ARIES an exclusive elegance of style, solidity and reliability.