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Athena - 289 ft. World's Largest Sailing Yacht

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LOA (incl spars)....................... 295 ft.
LOA (hull)................................ 260 ft.
LWL....................................    198.5 ft.
Beam......................................   40 ft
Draft .......................................   18 ft
Construction......................  aluminum
Mast height....................97 ft.
Bowsprit length: .........45.83 ft.
Displ...................2,354,497 lbs
Ballast.................... 488,316 lbs
Hull speed................ 18.9 knots
Engine:  2x Caterpillar 3516B, 1492 kW (2000 HP) @ 1600 rpm
 

Type: 3- Masted Schooner Yacht.

Naval Architects:
Pieter Beeldsnijder Design
and Gerard Dijkstra & Partners.

Interior Styling:
Pieter Beeldsnijder Design.

Builder:
Royal Huisman Shipyard
Netherlands

Approx. value (2008) 
US$100 million


Athena is the world's largest private sailing yacht.  It was built by the Royal Huisman Shipyard in Netherlands for Jim Clark, who was the founder of Netscape.  The ship was awarded the "Pioneering" award by the Royal Dutch Corporation of Ship Technicians for its bold design execution and innovation.


Athena book available for purchase

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