WEATHERBIRD is a 31m luxury yacht, built by Chantelot & Lemaistreand delivered in 1931. Her top speed is 11.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 1000.0nm at 9.0kn with power coming from a 300.0hp Cummins diesel engine. She can accommodate up to 8 people with 5 crew members waiting on their every need.
She was designed by Henri Rambaud with Victor Orloff developing the naval architecture.
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Built in 1931 in Normandy by Sarah and Gerald Murphy , an eccentric
American couple expatriated to Paris during the Prohibition years, Weatherbird
hosted on board some of the most famous intellectuals and artists
of the time. Among them Hemingway, Dos Passos, Picasso, Dorothy
Parker, Man Ray and Archibald MacLeish. Fernand Léger, inspired by
the schooner, created the "Weatherbird portfolio", a series of watercolor
paintings, and F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the Murphys as the main characters
of its novel "Tender is the night".
Curious, creative and generous, Gerald and Sarah Murphy were the soul of the
"Transatlantiques", a group of Americans that would sail across the ocean, fascinated
by European culture and the dolce vita of the French Riviera.
Weatherbird, whose keel holds, sealed in, a record of the eponymous Louis Armstrong
song, was built from the drawings and under the super vision of Vladimir
Orloff, a Russian aristocrat who escaped the Revolution, was a friend of the Murphys
and became the first commander of the schooner.
Thanks to a meticulous restoration, Weatherbird has been returned to its
original splendor and offers an unforgettable holiday in time and histor y,
in an atmosphere of elegance paired with great comfort and nautical excellence.
For almost a centur y, thanks to the innovative vision of Vladimir Orloff,
Weatherbid has been sailing the seas. Its guests enjoy the unique experience
of navigating at sea level and reveling in the spacious areas of relaxation
and luxur y, while sleeping in roomy cabins and using the wonderful
outdoors space for living and hosting
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