Athena (yacht)

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Athena yacht 1.jpg
Athena moored in Trinity Inlet at Cairns, Queensland.
Name: Athena
Owner: James H. Clark
Builder: Royal Huisman
Launched: 2004
General characteristics
Class and type: Gaff rigged schooner
Length: 295.28 ft (90.00 m) LOA
Beam: 40.03 ft (12.20 m)
Draft: 18.93 ft (5.77 m)
A closer view of Athena

Athena is a clipper-bowed three masted gaff rigged schooner built by Royal Huisman in 2004 for Internet entrepreneur James H. Clark. Clark purchased a 47.4 meter sloop, Hyperion, from Royal Huisman in 1998. As Hyperion was nearing completion, Clark began to consider the possibilities of a larger yacht, which could include a theater, library, more guest space and a more capable galley, taking inspiration from the 1920s Krupp built motor yacht "Talitha".

The yacht was re-fitted in 2008.[1] It can support 12 guests and 22 crew, and is built under Lloyds Register classification.[2]

Athena is the winner of the Show Boats International Award for Best Sailing Yacht over 40 Meters for 2004.

A 204-page coffee table book (41 cm x 34 cm / 16” x 13”) “Athena – A Classic Schooner For Modern Times” (photography by Louie Psihoyos, writer Jack Somer) describes the history, the construction and the life of this vessel.[3]

In July 2012 the Athena was listed for sale with an asking price of US$95 million,[4] and reduced to $75 million in June 2014.[5] In summer 2014 Athena was listed as available for charter in the South Pacific, priced at approximately €260,000 per week.[6] As of May 2019 the asking price was listed as $45 million (USD).[7]

Similar sailing super yachts of this period include Eos, The Maltese Falcon, and the Black Pearl (yacht)

Athena is a 3-mast schooner with 2500 square meters of sail area.[8]


  • Length overall - 90 m / 295.3 ft
  • Length of deck - 77.04 m /252.76 ft
  • Length waterline - 60.52 m / 198.56 ft
  • Beam - 12.2 m / 40.03 ft
  • Gross tonnage - 1103 t
  • Displacement - 1126 t
  • Sail area - 2623 meters squared

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Somer, Jack A. (2005). Athena - A Classic Schooner For Modern Times. Louie Psihoyos (Photographer). Stichting Foundation. ISBN 978-9090195179.
  4. ^ "Athena Yacht for Sale Royal Huisman Sail." Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  5. ^ Posted Jun 17th, 2014 at 9:14am (2014-06-17). "Royal Huisman sailing yacht Athena is for sale". Yachting Magazine. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  6. ^ "Athena Charter - Royal Huisman Sail Yacht." Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  7. ^ "For Sale Athena Luxury Sail Yacht". SUPERYACHTS.COM. 2019-05-26. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  8. ^ "$10.9M price drop on sailing superyacht Athena". Boat International Media Ltd. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  9. ^ "ATHENA Royal Huisman". CharterWorld LLP. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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