NEW LISTING – PRICED TO SELL.
Mistral is a Herreshoff schooner, 69 feet on deck. She is a strong comfortable and fast cruising yacht easily sailed double handed, with a fabulous provenance and priced to sell.
She was designed by Francis Herrreshoff, design #73 and built in 1938 by Britt Bros in Saugus, MA for Theodore W. Little. During the war Mistral saw use by the USCG to silently patrol for U boats and post war she was the first training ship of the USCG to sail across the Atlantic under the command of a female captain, for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
She was substantially rebuilt by the previous owner in Lunenberg and Martha’s Vineyard from 1996-2000 and again by Paulsen in Germany from 2006-2008 where no expense was spared.
The majority of the frames were replaced with galvanised steel painted with Awlgrip, strengthened with laminated mahogany ring frames and re-planked in 1 ¼” cedar with bronze fasteners, followed by an additional three layers of tri-directional cold moulded ¼” mahogany set in epoxy, then sheathed underwater for further protection.
The decks, deck fittings, timber spars and most of the interior were also replaced and she was re-rigged with a gaff main in preference to the original Marconi rig. The Nanni 200hp auxillary diesel was installed more recently still with low hours.
A comprehensive record of the rebuild is available together with recent survey reports.
The light and airy interior has four cabins, three heads and a spacious saloon, with excellent headroom throughout. Finished in cherry and off-white enamel in the classic Herreshoff style.
Mistral competed in the Antigua Classics regatta in 2008 and 2014 where she was placed third in class and has entered again in 2023.
Lying in Antigua in top condition.
Please contact the local agent Richard Watson at Caribbean Brokerage in Antigua for further details and to arrange an Inspection.
NEW LISTING USD 495,000