The Sailing Yacht Athena is a three-masted schooner built by Royal Huisman in 2004. She is designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design. Athena is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world. It was the largest yacht ever built by Huisman, a position now taken by Sea Eagle II. Huisman also built famous yachts such as Ethereal, Hyperion, and more recently MY PHI.
The yacht is powered by Caterpillar engines. Her max speed is 19 knots. Her cruising speed is 14 knots. She has a range of more than 3000 nm. The yacht has an aluminum hull and an aluminum superstructure.
The luxury yacht can accommodate 10 guests and a crew of 20. Athena was the winner of the Show Boats International Award. For Best Sailing Yacht over 40 Meters for 2004.
Who is the Owner of the Yacht ATHENA?
The yacht’s owner is Us billionaire Jim Clark, founder of Netscape. Jim Clark is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He co-founded Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) and was the founder and initial CEO of Netscape Communications Corporation. He played a key role in the development of the World Wide Web.
How Much is the ATHENA Yacht?
Her value is $70 million. Her annual running costs are around $7 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the materials and technology used in its construction.
A schooner is a type of sailing yacht that has two or more masts with the aftmost mast being the shortest. Schooners are known for their graceful lines, speed, and versatility and are used for various purposes such as racing, cruising, and cargo transportation.
J Class Hanuman and the Racing Yacht Comanche
Clark also owns the Huisman-built Super J Class Hanuman. Which is actually also for sale. And he owns the racing yacht Comanche. Comanche is a 30-meter sloop, built by Hodgdon Yachts in 2014.
James Clark uses Comanche actively. He raced her in the Rolex Sidney Hobart Yacht Race. And in the 2015 Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Race.
Listed for Sale, asking $59 million
In 2012 the Athena yacht was put for sale. With an asking price of $95 million. But her price has been reduced to $59 million.
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