1959 Wishbone-Ketch PROJECT SINTRA - needs to be restored!
The beautiful classic sailing yacht SINTRA was launched in 1959, at the legendary German shipyard of Abeking & Rasmussen. As one of only six A&R yachts rigged as a Wishbone-Ketch, she remains as one of the most impressive classic yachts in the sailing world and is now offered for sale. Steeped in history the steel built SINTRA is a magnificent example of elegant design, classical performance and comfort. This classic sailing yacht was both, fast and stable capable of 13-15 knots on a reach in a good breeze. SINTRA holds an excellent record at the Antigua Race Week as well as various Mediterranean classic yacht races. Her list of owners shows names like the German coffee producer Edgar Bohlen, or the Italian automobile family Gianni Lancia. In the end Sintra came back home and is now moored in Bremen, waiting for a new owner who will wake up the sleeping beauty. Sintra has had some better days in past and so there is some work needed and we would love to assist you in bringing her back to former glory.
Design Laudendorf - built by Abeking & Rasmussen - hull 5438 rare rigging with a big try sail - the idea was to be able to serve small areas, 1 of only 6 A&R in this configuration, and of it the biggest one 28,8 m (21,9 m CWL) (with bugspiet 32,6 m) x 6,3 m - 84 t - fuel 5.000 ltr. - CAT engine 460 hp (first MWM) the last ship built by the old Henry -Jimmy- Rasmussen (deceased 1959), the first ship after his death delivery by his 25-years young American nephew and from this point shairman of the 700 employer shipyard in Bremen Lemwerder Hans Schaedla (deceased 2011) completly know history, at that time the biggest privat sailing yacht in Germany perfect layout for regatta and cruising, 5 cabins + 4 crew 1959 first owner coffee producent family Edgar Bohlen Hamburg, registered in time at HRV Hamburger Regatta Verein, reputable prestigious guest like Krupp + VonBismarck + Agnelli + Cousteau 1961 second owner automobil producer family Gianni Lancia (deceased 2014), after some years in Brasilia back in Cap-Antibes France & Genua Italy, all time married with Frensh film actress Jacqueline Sassard, (his friend Giovanni Agnelli from Fiat Automobili and later Ferrari made 1962 his first order at A&R instead of Sangermani, Titziana 35,6 m, now in hands of Mrs Dornier-Tiefentaler) maybe 10-15 years later in the 1970s third owner Mrs Myrna Snider (deceased 2014), she spends over 30 years with her boatswain/captain an later second husband Martin Thomas on the yacht more than 120.000sm on board, 5 times winner Antigua Classics now back in Bremen Germany (tax paid), the last trips Caribbean 2007 and Cote d Azur 2008, the last boatswain since 10 years standby, regularly running machines, carefully waited covered, is in the water, unplaced masts, all accessories + winches + rigging stored, needs refit and waiting for a come back.