Elena Schooner: Old-Style Elegance
Recreations of Nathaniel Herreshoff’s schooners have fascinated yachting and history lovers alike, and offer a distinctly different experience in today’s modern world. 55m Elena, built in 2009, is the meticulously designed replica of a 1928 racing schooner which participated in the 1928 King’s Cup Trans-Atlantic Race, from New York to Santander, in record-breaking style. Elena will provide an exhilarating experience for anyone wishing to take part in the famous Classic Yacht Regattas or equally prefers a gentler cruise with family and friends.
A masterpiece of old world elegance
Using the original 1910 drawings by designer Nathaniel G Herreshoff, Factoria Naval de Marin has resurrected this new 55m ultra-luxurious Elena; featuring modern comforts such as an iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and televisions, whist maintaining the classical ornate interiors reminiscent of a period country home.
With her expansive decks, luxurious interior and modern facilities, Elena is an excellent charter yacht for those just wishing to relax and enjoy her pure elegance. Below deck, Elena is equipped with the latest navigation and communication equipment, entertainment systems and air conditioning.
With luxurious accommodation for up to ten guests, the layout remains true to the original drawings from Herreshoff while adding extras to ensure to guests all the modern comfort. For instance to keep Elena‘s aesthetics roots, the main salon is furnished with rich, red leather couches and outstanding bookshelves, tables and paneling while featuring modern amenities such as a television and a surround system.
Elena offers spacious accommodation for up to 10 guests in 3 double and 2 twin cabins. All guest cabins are exquisitely finished with mahogany paneling, while all interior ornamental details follow the original Herreshoff designs. The en-suite bathrooms are also finished with elegant period fittings while each cabin has its own privately controlled air conditioning system as well as an iPod docking station with televisions available on request.
A stunning deck area
Enjoy the impressive expanse of the wide teak deck. Offering a 360 degree view to the horizon and beyond, the pleasure of being on deck under an unobstructed sky is unrivalled. The deck area is equally equipped for enjoying sunny days or relaxing on starlit nights, while a bimini can be erected to provide cover for a refreshing lunch in the shade.
For those seeking peace and tranquility, enjoy a book at the bow, while sun worshippers need look no further than the large sunpads spread around the deck. For the more adventurous, take a dive into the refreshing ocean or explore your surroundings by kayak.
In short, this classic yacht boasts all the modern day luxuries above and below deck while perfectly reflecting her incredible story and old word elegance. Elena is the perfect charter yacht for those just wishing to relax and enjoy her pure elegance.
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