Eleonora is an exact replica of the schooner Westward. Westward was launched on March 31 1910, as hull number 692 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in Bristol, RI, USA. She was then arguably one of the most famous and best known racing schooners in the world. She was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the ‘Wizard of Bristol’, the designer of the America’s Cup defenders which turned back all six challenges from 1893 to 1920.
Westward was undoubtedly the fastest schooner in the world in 1910 and following years. With Captain Charlie Barr, who was one of the finest racing skippers in the world at her helm, she sailed successfully against racing yachts such as Britannia, Lulworth, Meteor II, and won numerous trophies.
For thirty seven years, Westward graced the yachting scene and represented all that was best in yacht design and workmanship.
Eleonora not only follows Westward’s heritage of big schooner racing but also offers, with her comfort and space, an unforgettable cruising and relaxing experience.
Eleonora was built at the Van der Graaf shipyard in Holland and was launched in March 2000. Since then, she has successfully participated in a number of classic sailing regattas and hosted on board a number of high profile guests during her charter activities.
Eleonora shows astonishing beauty under sail, her slender hull cutting a pathway through the sea in an elegant combination of beauty and power.
Over one hundred years after the launch of Westward, we are again able to appreciate the awesome majesty and grandeur of this superb classic sailing yacht underway, sails filled as she surges forward, her white wake streaming behind.
With no sacrifice to luxurious standards of comfort, her staterooms and the entire interior display the ambience and elegance of another age.
Major works and improvements carried out recently on Eleonora
- The replacement of all air conditioning compressors and auxiliary fittings (pumps and associated pipe-work).
- The replacement of the large storage fridge compressor and fittings.
- Rigs removed for inspection and overhaul. All fittings removed, sanded and painted. All rigging wires inspected and replaced where necessary. All spars checked, repaired where necessary, stripped back to bare wood and 8 coats of varnish applied.
- All electrical wires replaced in the masts to accommodate new B&G wind instruments.
Masts re-stepped and re-rigged.
- New Satcom C and the fleet 250, 4G and VHF antenna.
- Extensive paint and varnish works on deck and below in the crew and guest areas.
Work in progress
- All mast hoops replaced;
- New main boom constructed;
- Haul out, antifouling;
- Ongoing extensive maintenance and repairs of the engine, generators, pumps, winches, blocks, both tenders, etc.
TYPE - Sailing Yacht
RIG - Gaff Schooner
BUILDER - Van der Graaf, The Netherlands
DESIGN / NAVAL ARCHITECT - N.G. Herreshoff, 1910
YEAR BUILT - 2000
REFIT - 2008 (Newport, RI, USA)
CLASSIFICATION - Bureau Veritas/MCA, Commercial Vessel
CONSTRUCTION - Steel Hull, Teak Superstructure
CREW - 9
FLAG - British, London registered
ENGINE - 1 x 460Hp Baudouin 6R 124SR (5RP2)
GRT - 148 tons approx.
DISPLACEMENT - 214 tons approx
LOA - 49.50m / 162‘5“
LOD - 41.50m / 136‘2“
LWL - 29.30m / 96‘2“
BEAM - 8.11m / 26‘7“
DRAFT - 5.20m / 17‘1“
SPEED AND RANGE UNDER POWER
MAXIMUM SPEED - 10 knots under engine / 15 knots under sail
CRUISING SPEED - 9 knots under engine
FUEL CONSUMPTION - Approx. 35/litres/hour (including generators)
RANGE - Approx. 2,300nm at cruising speed
ACCOMMODATION - 8 guests in 4 cabins / 3 Double, 1 Twin cabin
CREW - 9 Crew
FUEL - 9,000 litres / 2,370 US gallons
FRESH WATER - 12,000 litres / 3,170 US gallons
GREY WATER - 4,850 litres / 1,281 US gallons
BLACK WATER - 4,850 litres / 1,281 US gallons
MASTER CABIN AFT
This spacious and airy stateroom is accessed from the companionway entrance and runs the full width of the yachts beam. It is well illuminated by portholes and a large skylight. There is a large king size bed, fitted wardrobes, drawers, a dressing table and seating area with an office desk. The adjoining luxurious bathroom includes a marble topped bathtub, shower, twin basins and toilet.
TWIN GUEST CABIN, STARBOARD
Situated amidships with access from the companionway, it has two single berths, a wardrobe, drawers under the bunks, a bedside cabinet with a glass fronted bookcase above and a desk. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet.
DOUBLE GUEST CABIN, PORT FORWARD
This second stateroom is lavishly appointed with its own sitting area and table. The large comfortable queen size bed has numerous drawers and stowage below. There is a large bureau writing desk with a glass fronted bookcase above, a set of drawers, a wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.
DOUBLE GUEST CABIN, PORT AFT
Accessed from the main companionway, this spacious cabin with a queen size bed has also an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. It is well equipped with a writing desk, a with glass fronted bookcase above, a full-length wardrobe, a hanging closet and drawers.
This magnificent traditionally panelled saloon spans the full beam of the yacht. The mahogany dining table to port seats up to eight guests, while to starboard, there are two solid mahogany coffee tables and a full-length settee. There are numerous sideboards, glass cabinets and lockers with a concealed hi-fi and television system. At the entrance is a bar with a drinks refrigerator.
Situated next to the navigation station and main companionway, it has a single berth, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is an en-suite shower room with a basin and toilet.
GALLEY AND LAUNDRY
The large all stainless steel professional galley is fully equipped with modern appliances, including a large oven, Siemens hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, ice machine and coffee machine. It is situated forward of the salon, and is accessible from both the crew quarters and the saloon.
The laundry area is equipped with modern professional washing machine and a tumbler/dryer.
There are eight crew berths in three cabins, which are all accessible from a separate crew companionway. There are two bathrooms with basins, showers, and toilets. A crew mess with TV is situated to starboard with a laundry area port forward.
ENGINE - 1 X 460 Hp Baudouin
MODEL - 6R124SR
STEERING SYSTEM - Hydraulic, with Hydraulic Simrad Autopilot
POWER - 343 kW / 460 HP
PROPELLER - Feathering propeller SPW, Bremerhaven, Germany (New 2016)
ELECTRICITY - 24V DC, 220V AC, 380V AC
SHORE POWER - 380V 3 Phase, 63 amp supply
- AGM sealed 6V cells, 2700 a/h at 24V
- Main Engine start: 126 a/h at 24V
- Generator start: 2 x 50 a/h at 24V
- Emergency: 300 a/h at 24V
GENERATORS - 2 x Kohler
POWER - 2 x 41 kVA 380V 3 phases
INVERTERS/CHARGERS - 2 x Victron 4500W
AIR CONDITIONING - 3 x Compressors Chilled Water Condaria Unit, 10800 BTU with individual temperature and fan speed controls fitted throughout the yacht
CENTRAL HEATING - Condaria/Element
WASTE WATER TREATMENT - Hamann black water treatment plant
WATERMAKERS - 2 x Dessalator 200 litres/hr
FRESH WATER TREATMENT - UV Light and Carbon Filter
HOT WATER - 3 x 200 litres Immersion Tanks
FIRE ALARM - ....
|Total Engine Power:||460.0 hp|
|Engine Make/Model:||Baudouin 6R124SR|