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Herreshoff 136 ft Gaff Schooner 2000



Herreshoff 136 ft Gaff Schooner 2000

Designer Nathanael G Herreshoff, 1910
Builder Van der Graaf, Netherlands
Date 2000
Length overall 162 ft 5 in / 49.5 m
Length deck 136 ft 2 in / 41.5 m
Length waterline 96 ft 2 in / 29.3 m
Beam 26 ft 7 in / 8.11 m
Draft 17 ft 6 in / 5.34 m
Displacement 214 Tonnes
Construction Steel hull, teak over steel deck, teak superstructure
Gross Tonnage 148 Tonnes
Engine Baudouin 6R 124SR 460 HP
Location Spain
Price EUR 6,900,000
Vat VAT Not Paid

These details are provisional and may be amended



More than a century after the launch of WESTWARD, this re-creation brings all of the splendid majesty and grandeur of the golden era of yachting. ELEONORA exudes the ambience and elegance redolent of that epoch - and with no sacrifice to luxurious standards of comfort. Not only taking up WESTWARD’s heritage of big schooner racing, ELEONORA offers as much an unforgettable cruising and relaxing experience in considerable comfort with all the modern amenities so discreetly provided, and is MCA coded. ELEONORA’s current owner has cruised extensively: America’s East coast, the Caribbean, the British Isles, and the Mediterranean - and the yacht has won at most of the important classic regattas. She is in all respects an awesome all-rounder and a true classic with the advantages of being a modern yacht.


Historical notes

ELEONORA is an exact replica of the schooner WESTWARD. That yacht was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the ‘Wizard of Bristol’, built as hull number 692 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co Bristol, RI USA and launched on 31st March 1910.

Herreshoff won fame as the designer of the America’s Cup defenders which turned back all six challengers from 1893 to 1920 and WESTWARD was undoubtedly the fastest schooner in the world in 1910 and in subsequent years. With Captain Charlie Barr, one of the finest racing skippers in the world at her helm, she raced successfully against such yachts as BRITANNIA, LULWORTH and METEOR II, winning numerous trophies. For thirty seven years she was to grace the yachting scene representing all that was best in yacht design and workmanship and became arguably one of the most famous and best known racing schooners in the world.

ELEONORA was built at the Van der Graaf shipyard in Holland and launched in March 2000. Since then, she has also successfully participated in a number of classic sailing regattas and hosted on board many appreciative charter guests.



- 2014/ 2018/ 2019/ 2020 Tarragona, Spain
- 2008 Newport, R.I., USA



- Bureau Veritas and MCA - Commercial Vessel (Unlimited Operation)

- Hull of steel construction
- Deck houses of varnished teak - exact copies of the original WESTWARD
- Teak capping rail
- Traditional teak deck laid directly onto the steel sub deck; a watertight and strong structure
- Below, the panelling is mahogany veneer, with the cabinets and doors in solid mahogany
- Cabin soles in solid mahogany


Racing record 2006 to 2015

2006 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
- Best elapsed time overall in Schooner Class
- Best elapsed time in Classic Class
- Best elapsed time in Vintage and Classic Class

2006 Les Voiles de St Tropez
- 3rd in class on corrected time

2007 Super Yacht Cup, Palma
- 2nd overall out of 52 super yachts on corrected time

2007 Vele d’Epoca Porto Rotondo
- 2nd in class on corrected time

2007 Regates Royales, Cannes
- 3rd in class on corrected time

2007 Les Voiles de St Tropez
- 1st in class on corrected time

2008 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
- 1st in Classic Class A on elapsed and corrected time
- 1st in Schooner Class on corrected time
- 1st in Schooner Class on elapsed time
- 1st in Gaff Rigged Class on corrected time
- 1st in Classic Class on elapsed time
- 1st in Classic and Vintage Class on elapsed time
- Best charter yacht
- 1st Professionally maintained classic yacht

2008 Newport Bucket USA
- 2nd class on corrected time
- 3rd in the entire fleet on corrected time

2008 New York Yacht Club Cruise Newport RI
- 1st in class, Queens Cup on corrected time
- 1st in class, Astor Cup on corrected time
- 1st in class, Squadron Runs cumulative on corrected time

2008 Herreshoff Classic Regatta Bristol, RI
- 1st in Classic Class A on corrected time
- Special award for excellence in restoration

2008 Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta, Newport RI
- 1st in La Belle Class – Vintage on corrected time

2009 Antigua Classic Week
- 2nd in class on corrected time

2010 Westward cup, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
- 3rd in Big Class on corrected time

2012 Westward cup, Cowes
- 2nd in Big Class on corrected time

2012 Round the Island Race, Cowes
- Elapsed time: 6hrs, 49min, 22sec

2015 Cowes Week
- Westward Cup - second in Class
- Royal Yacht Squadron Members Regatta
- RYS Bicentenary International Regatta - third in class
- British Classic Week - third in class
- Round the Island Race - elapsed time: 7 hrs, 15min, 45sec


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Teak folding passarelle with bronze stanchions
- Movable stainless steel swimming ladder, teak steps
- Teak boarding ladder with platform, steps and bronze stanchions amidships stbd
- Removable settees in front of the helm seat
- 11 x Directors chairs
- 4 x Reclining deck chairs
- Large demountable teak table over the main saloon skylight
- 2 x Collapsible small teak tables
- John Lilley compass housed in bronze binnacle
- Traditional teak wheel
- Hydraulic steering
- 4 x Meissner 30 manual winches
- 12 x Meissner 300 manual winches
- 2 x Meissner 300 24 V electric winches
- 5 x Meissner 500 24 V electric winches
- 160 m 18 mm galvanised anchor chain to port
- 120 m 18 mm galvanised anchor chain to stbd
- Orvea 400 V anchor windlass with warping capstan
- 2 x 250 kg Fisherman anchors, to original Herreshoff design, stowed on deck


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins and up to 9 crew members
- 3 x Double bed cabins
- 1 x Twin bed cabin
- 1 x Captain's cabin
- 2 x Upper and lower bed cabins
- 1 x 2 x upper and lower bed cabins

- Companionway staircase down to lobby and corridor forward by the mast to

Saloon athwartships
- Large skylight and port lights
- Magnificent with traditionally panelling
- Spans the full beam of the yacht
- Bar with a drinks fridge by entrance
- Mahogany dining table to port seats up to eight guests
- 2 x solid mahogany coffee / card tables to starboard
- Full length settee stbd
- Sideboards, glass cabinets and lockers with a concealed hi-fi and TV system
- Doorway to galley laundry and forward accommodation
Galley and laundry fwd
- Accessible also to crew quarters
- Large all stainless steel professional galley fully equipped with modern appliances
- Cold room 220 V / c 2,000 litres
- 4 x Fridges 220 V / 3 x 220 litres, 1 x 170 litres
- 4 x Freezers 220 V / x 91 litres
- Ice maker
- Miele Pyro ceramic hob, 5 Burners
- SMEG Electric oven
- Nikae Microwave
- Lamber dishwasher
- Saeco professional coffee machine

Crew accommodation fwd
- 8 x Crew berths in 3 cabins all accessible by separate crew companionway
- 2 x Head compartments each with shower, wash basin and WC
- Crew mess with dining table seating and TV

- Miele professional 6 kg Washing Machine
- Miele professional 6 kg Tumble Dryer

Coming aft through saloon and corridor by main mast

Double guest stateroom to the right on port side
- Queen size double berth
- Writing desk with glass fronted bookcase above
- Settee
- Full-length wardrobe, hanging closet and drawers
- En suite bathroom / head with shower, wash basin and WC

Twin guest stateroom opposite to starboard amidships
- 2 x Large single berths, wardrobe, drawers under
- Bedside cabinet with glass fronted bookcase above
- Desk
- En suite bathroom / head with shower, wash basin and WC

Double guest state room aft port side
- Lavishly appointed with own sitting area and table
- Comfortable queen size berth
- Drawers and stowage below
- Large bureau writing desk with glass fronted bookcase above
- Chest of drawers, wardrobe
- En-suite bathroom / head with shower, wash basin and WC

Captains’s cabin stbd by companionway steps
- Single berth
- Wardrobe and chest of drawers
- En-suite shower / head with wash basin and WC

Chart Room
- Navigation instruments and communications as detailed below
- Large chart table
- Cupboard and drawer stowage

Master / owner’s stateroom aft
- Spacious and airy stateroom runs the full width of the yacht’s beam
- Well lit by portholes and a large skylight
- King size double berth
- Fitted wardrobes, drawers, dressing table
- Seating area with an office desk
- En suite luxury bathroom / head with Marble topped bathtub, shower, twin basins and WC


Rig, spars and sails

Schooner rig
- Oregon pine main and fore masts
- Sitka spruce topmasts and spars

Standing rigging
- Galvanised lower shrouds
- Stainless steel uppers and forestays
- Duratec and Southern ropes running rigging to suit

Sail wardrobe
- Incidences, James Lawrence and North Sails

- Main sail 364 sq m
- Jack yard top sail 100 sq m
- Fore sail 168 sq m
- Fore top sail 63 sq m
- Staysail 100 sq m
- Jib 1 108 sq m
- Jib top 1 175 sq m
- Ballooner 649 sq m
- Golly wobbler 529 sq m
- Fisherman 149 sq m
- Queen sail 76 sq m

Sail area in fair wind
- Downwind 2,083 sq m
- Reaching 1,227 sq m
- Upwind 1,154 sq m

Sail area in breeze
- Downwind 1,492 sq m
- Reaching 1,152 sq m
- Upwind 1,079 sq m
- Upwind basic 4 sails 700 sq m

- Max speed under sail 15 knots


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Baudouin 6R124SR 460 HP/ 343 kW Diesel
- Max speed under engine 10 knots, cruising 9 knots
- Fuel consumption c 35 litres / hour including generators
- Range c 2,300 nm at cruising speed
- SPW 4-bladed Variprop DF-380 propeller
- 2 x Kohler generators each 41 kVA 380V 3 phase
- Hydraulic steering, with hydraulic B&G NAC-3 autopilot

- 343 kW / 460 HP alternator
- 24V DC, 220V AC, 380V AC electric systems
- Shore power 380V 3 Phase, 63 A supply
- 36 x AGM sealed 6 V cell domestic batteries, 9000 Ah 24 V
- Main engine start batteries: 126 Ah 24V
- Generator start batteries: 2 x 50 Ah 24V
- Emergency batteries 300 Ah 24V
- 2 x Victron 4.5 kW inverters/chargers

- Dometic aircon 3 x compressor heating and cooling
- Individual temp and fan speed controls throughout
- Tecma macerator WCs

- Hot and cold water pressure pump
- Hamann black water treatment plant
- 2 x Dessalator 200 litres/hr watermakers
- UV Light and carbon filter fresh water softener
- 3 x 200 litre immersion hot water tanks
- Fuel capacity 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


Navigation, communications and electronics

- B&G H5000
- 7 x Trident screens
- 2 x Vulcan screens (Crew Mess & Helm Station)
- 1 xz H5000 Graphic Display
- Simrad IS 15 depth and boat speed
- Furuno GPS Navigator GP-170
- Furuno Navnet radar VX2
- AIS Class A EM Trak A200
- Navigation computer with Maxsea software and monitor
- Repeat monitor at the helm station

- Sailor 6006/ 6110 GMDSS Satcom C
- Thrane & Thrane 250 Fleet Broadband sat phone
- Iridium 955 sat phone
- Furuno VHF FM-8900S DCS
- Simrad Handheld GMDSS VHF radios
- Office computer
- HP Photosmart printer / scanner / photocopier

- Flat screen 40 inch HD TV in mahogany cabinet in the saloon
- Hi-fi in saloon
- iPod docking station



- ACR Fast Find EPIRB
- Iridium 955 Satphone
- Sailor 6006 GMDSS Terminal
- Simrad Handheld GMDSS VHF Radios

- Smoke / heat fire alarms throughout yacht
- 2 x 26 kg Co2 fire extinguishers Engine Room
- 16 x Assorted fire extinguishers throughout

- Electric driven IFP bilge pump
- Electric D A Bone bilge pump
- Motor driven IFP bilge pump
- Portable Diesel driven IFP bilge pump



- Valiant 500 Sport 4.60 m grey with Yamaha 60 HP outboard for 10
- Classic clinker mahogany tender 5 m long 1.7 m beam with electric motor for 8
- Classic clinker rowing tender 3.7 m long 1.5 m beam for 5
- Both classic tenders built to the original Herreshoff designs


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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