Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tom Perkins 37m Classic Yacht 'Atlantide' For Sale

Atlantide, Tom Perkins beautiful Gentlemen's yacht has just been listed for sale with yacht brokerage Freedom Marine for €5,000,000m. She is steeped in history, with owner and crew that kept her in pristine condition over the years, she is arguably the best yacht in the 30-40m range on the market today.

She was launched in 1930 by Philip and Sons in Dartmouth, UK. She measures 37m (122ft) in length and was originally designed by the famous English naval architect Alfred Mylne (the designer of the original Royal Yacht Britannia) for Sir William Burton. Burton was a distinguished yachtsman, who was helmsman of the J-Class yacht Shamrock IV. In 1939 Atlantide was requisitioned into the Royal Navy and in 1940 she joined the fleet of little ships to evacuate the allied forces from Dunkirk harbor and surrounding beaches. She set out for Dunkirk on May 31st and upon reaching Dunkirk she operated under intense enemy shell fire and dive bomber attacks over seven days during which she assisted various vessels.

Tom Perkins bought Atlantide in 1998 and put her through a complete rebuild. Her hull was reconstructed at the Manoel Island Shipyard of Malta and the new superstructure and interior was restored and fitted out by Camper and Nicholson in the UK. Ken Freivokh Design took the job of bringing her external and art deco interior design back to life (that can be clearly seen in the below image).

She can accommodate 6 guests in 2 double en suite cabins and a full beam owners stateroom aft on the lower deck. There is also crew accommodation for up to 6 forward on the lower deck. She has a maximum speed of 12kts and a range of 3,250nm at a speed of 10kts. Hopefully she will be able cruise the Norwegian fjords, West Canadian coast and the tropical Islands of the Caribbean with a new owner very soon.

For more information please contact David Campbell of Freedom Marine at:

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