How about owning a piece of history itself and cruise in style!? Classic yachts are a breed of their own, offering owners a chance to own a piece of history. Many have been restored to their former glory, and some have even been updated to reveal the most modern of elements. Here below, we explore some of the classics that are for sale on YATCO.com.
Classic Yachts: New Adventures in Old Style
#1 81 ft (24.69 m) Thornycroft Classic Motor Yacht SYRENE I
The stunning 81′ (24.69m) classic motor yacht SYRENE I built by THORNYCROFT in London in 1921 makes it possible. She was originally built for a Greek tobacco millionaire. Then, in the 30’s she served in missions on behalf of the Canadian church in British Columbia. She was later sold to serve the British Columbian Forest Service in 1941. Some years passed, and in 1977 she was sold to a private owner that kept her as a boat house at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. In the spring of 2010, she was purchased by the current owner and today she is ready for new adventures and to make history with a new lucky owner. She is currently listed on YATCO for sale at $299,000 USD with Dan Wood at Crow’s Nest Yacht Sales.
#2 81′ 6″ (24.84 m) Pendleton Boatyard/Alden Yachts Schooner Sailing Yacht CURLEW
The classic racing 81′ 6″ (24.84m) schooner sailing yacht CURLEW was built by Pendleton Boatyard and ALDEN YACHTS in Wiscasset, Maine in 1926. She successfully participated in many races between 1929 and 1935 that can be found in historical archives and papers like the NY Times. For a full list of her race history, specs and scheduling your visit, contact the listing broker Walter Johnson at Engel & Volkers Yachting Americas. Listed at $695,000 USD and currently lying in Dana Point, California. She offers a great opportunity to own a classic. CURLEW is ready to sail, race and take her new owner on adventures nearly a century after her launch.
#3 85′ 4″ (26 m) Thetis Ware Yawl Sailing Yacht SKY
For the yawl sailing yacht SKY, 1890 must have been a great year. This striking 26m (85′ 4″) was built with a mahogany hull on oak frames by the British yard THETIS WARE in 1890. She has been maintained an immaculate condition over the years and benefitted greatly from an extensive restoration in Spain from 1997 to 1999. She also benefitted from further refit work that was carried out between 2008 to 2014 and then again in 2021. She is listed at $1,929,198 USD (€1,685,000 EUR) with Jan Kronbügel and Sebastiano Pitasi from NEXT Yachting. She is currently located in Italy and ready to take her new owner sailing in style, with grace and class.
#4 76′ 9″ (23.39 m) Camper & Nicholsons Classic Motor Yacht LADY EMMA
Another unique piece of yachting history is the 23.39m (76′ 9″) classic motor yacht called LADY EMMA. She is the only steel-hulled motor yacht under 25m to have ever been built by the legendary Camper & Nicholsons shipyard in Gosport England that is fully operational today. She was launched in 1930 and benefitted from a 2019 refit. This beautiful 90-year-old lady features timeless glamor and style. She is listed at $3,368,464 USD (€2,950,000 EUR) with Tim Langmead at Camper & Nicholsons London and currently located in Croatia.
#5 27 ft (8.23 m) Ditchburn Classic Boat DITCHBURN VIKING
The remarkable 27′ (8.23m) classic boat called DITCHBURN VIKING was built by DITCHBURN in 1929. She is hull #5 and shows great Canadian craftsmanship. She was originally purchased by the Toronto Harbor Police as a high-speed pursuit vessel, and she is one of 7 Ditchburns in the world that still exist. She is ready to cruise and take her new owner on speedy adventures at her max speed of 40 knots. Listed at $400,000 USD with Alex G. Clarke at Denison Yacht Sales – Fort Lauderdale and is located in Clayton, New York.