Motoring / Yachts

Athena: For Sale by Burgess

The final masterpieces of the great Walter Huisman is being sold for $69.9 million.

Apr 12, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

Care to own your own 90 meter sailing yacht? Now you can. Currently holding the title as the largest sailing yacht for sale and the fourth largest sailing yacht in the world, the Athena is your for the taking. With the help of Burgess, her original owner, who is an experienced yachtsman, is selling off the three-masted schooner that has both traditional designs and modern technology.Athena-exterior

Having set sail in 2004 and experienced a complete refit in 2011, the yacht is an example of the best Northern European shipbuilding. The late Pieter Beelsnijder and Gerard Dykstra & Partners, who happen to be talents in naval architecture, designed the yacht while the renowned Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman was behind the custom build.Athena-exterior-2

Her interior is a mix of functionality and elegance, with a generous mix of rich, soft furnishings and lightly stained mahogany. The three levels have several areas where guests can interact and relax, such as the bridge deck saloon, media room, spacious main saloon and formal dining room. Below deck, sit five cabins suitable, including the master suite with a separate study, walk-in-wardrobe and Jacuzzi tub in the luxurious bathroom, for 10 guests. Even her teak joinery is luxurious with beautiful varnished teak.Athena-interior

Two levels of the yacht provide privacy for guests who wish to spend their day at sea, either under the sun or comfortably shaded. Apart from a 360º bird’s eye view at 58 metres via the hydraulically hoisted crow’s nest, the Athena also has Panamax masts that are equipped with nearly 2,500 square meters of sail power, controlled at the touch of a button. Awarded Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters and Best Sailing Yacht over 36 meters in 2005, the Athena has been used privately by her owner and also chartered by those who wish to enjoy a special sailing experience.

The asking price of the Athena is set at US$69,900,000 (€61,353,000) but is not for sale to US residents while in US waters. For more information, click here.