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".

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.[1]

In July 2012 the Athena was listed for sale with an asking price of $95 million USD,[2] although this was reduced to $75 million in June 2014.[3] In summer 2014 Athena was listed as available for charter in the South Pacific, priced at approximately €260,000 per week.[4] She will spend the winter 2014/2015 season in the Caribbean where she will be available for charter at $450,000 per week.[5]

Similar sailing super yachts include Eos and The Maltese Falcon.

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  1. ^ Somer, Jack A. (2005). Athena - A Classic Schooner For Modern Times. Louie Psihoyos (Photographer). Stichting Foundation. ISBN 978-9090195179. 
  2. ^ "Athena Yacht for Sale Royal Huisman Sail..". Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  3. ^ Posted Jun 17th, 2014 at 9:14am (2014-06-17). "Royal Huisman sailing yacht Athena is for sale". Yachting Magazine. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Athena Charter - Royal Huisman Sail Yacht..". Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  5. ^ Propeller Communications. "Charter". Ocean Independence. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 

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