Athena, one of the world’s largest sailing yachts, has been listed for sale with Merle Wood & Associates and Burgess with an asking price of $69.9 million.
The 90m classic schooner build is constructed with an aluminium hull and superstructure by Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman and was delivered in 2004. She features a renowned sailing yacht design collaboration of Dykstra Naval Architects and Pieter Beeldsnijder, whilst US-based Rebecca Bradley did the interior styling.
Athena’s three-mast schooner rig by Rondal provides 2,500sqm sail power, with in-mast furling for the topsails and in-boom furling for the carbon fibre gaffs, blending traditional yachting with modern sailing technology.
She features accommodation for up to 12 guests in five staterooms, comprising a full-beam master, three doubles and one twin (including two Pullmans). It is also worth noting that in 2014 she undertook her 10-year class survey.
Whilst Athena is currently the third longest privately owned sailing yacht in the world, she could soon be down to sixth. Nobiskrug’s 142.8m ‘A’ is launched but yet to be delivered and Dream Ship Victory’s 141m ‘Dream Symphony’ is due for launch this year, as is Oceanco’s 106m ‘Solar’.