Relaunched as new by Camper Nicholson in 1999, Atlantide is the world’s most elegantly detailed expedition yacht with 3,250 mile range, Vosper stabilizers and a proper sailplan that delivers 7 knots under sail alone! Her museum quality Deco interior accommodates six guests and six crew ~ in style!
Widely recognized as one of the most stunningly beautiful and photographed classic yachts, Atlantide's glamour has sustained her rich history. Owned by some of the most celebrated yachtsmen of their time, Atlantide is a gentleman’s yacht for the romantique. One of the “Little Ships” in the Battle of Dunkirk, she is among the privileged few honored to fly St. George’s Cross. Restored and completely rebuilt numerous times over her lifetime, her latest total restoration has reached a new pinnacle in artistry and craftsmanship of the Art Deco genre. A showcase of museum quality and priceless Lalique furniture, glass panels and sculptures, Atlantide's interior celebrates the 1930’s heyday.
Atlantide’s hull was completely rebuilt and replated in 1998 at the Manoel Shipyard in Malta, then she was shipped to Camper & Nicholson in Gosport, UK for a comprehensive rebuild including a newly designed deck and superstructure, all new interior, machinery, electronics and an Art Deco Décor that is unrivalled anywhere! The Naval Architecture was by Nigel Gee & Associates and the new superstructure, interior layout, design and décor were by Ken Freivokh Design.
Atlantide was re-launched in 1999 as the world’s most elegantly detailed expedition yacht with a proper sailplan on two spars, including a square sail for downwind and capability of 7 knots under sail alone! With her Vosper stabilizers and a range of 3,250 miles, she has regularly sailed trans-Atlantic and voyaged from the Norwegian Fjords to the rocky coast of British Columbia.
She is presently in Belfast, Maine in turn-key condition, having had additional refits from 2013-2015 maintaining and improving all systems to 'state of the art'. Atlantide is ready to voyage the oceans of the world and be showcased at classic regattas with her charge.
Atlantide was launched in 1930 as Caleta, for Sir William Burton who was the helmsman aboard Shamrock IV, the J-Class challenger to the America’s Cup. She was designed by the gifted naval architect Alfred Mylne, designer of the Royal Yacht, Britannia and built by Philip and Sons of Dartmouth, UK. Under Burton’s ownership, Atlantide was tender to his William Fife designed 12-Meter Iyruna (built 1927), Alfred Mylne designed 12-Meter Marina (built 1934) and Jenetta, another Mylne design 12-Meter (built 1939). For a decade Atlantide followed the racing fleet around the coast of England serving as Burton's summer floating home and tender to his racing yachts.
In 1939, Atlantide joined the fleet of ‘Little Ships’ requisitioned by the Royal Navy and in May of 1940 she participated in Operation Dynamo, the rescue of Allied Forces from Dunkirk. She took an active role and spent seven days under intense shelling and dive bomber attacks while rescuing soldiers from the harbor and surrounding beaches, lastly taking a stranded landing craft under tow and delivering her 35 troops to safety. In honor of her participation in the evacuation of Dunkirk, Atlantide is one of very few ships permitted to fly the distinguished St. George’s Cross.
After the war she was purchased by Pandelis B. Pandelis, a Greek shipping magnate who renamed her Ariane. Pandelis commissioned a two-year total restoration (1946-1948) in Thornycroft Shipbuilding Company’s Woolston Yard in Southampton. Her new homeport was Cannes. She was subsequently purchased by Maldwin Drummond and renamed Corisande, with Antibes as her homeport. In the late 1980’s she was sold to Italian Count Nicolo delle Rose, who brought her the name Atlantide and moved her homeport to Monaco.
In 1998, Atlantide was purchased by Thomas Perkins, a who applied his substantial genius (and fortune) to a comprehensive rebuilding and refit of the yacht, which at $18-20M, is reputed to have been the most expensive refit per meter ever undertaken. Her hull was fully reconstructed and replated true to her original Mylne lines, at the Manoel Island Shipyard in Malta. Her superstructure and interior were designed by Ken Freivokh and fully rebuilt by Camper & Nicholson to dazzling standards. Perkins returned Atlantide to her celebrated role as a yacht tender to the legendary Herreshoff schooner, Mariette of 1915 and the subsequent engineering marvel, Maltese Falcon.
After all of her rebuilds and refits, Atlantide is still unmistakably recognizable from her 1930 launch photographs. Atlantide is presently the tender to S/Y Nellie, the restored 1903 Herreshoff 47' LOD / 64' LOA Gaff Rigged Cutter in Blue Hill Bay, Maine, located at the heart of the U.S. classic boat tradition.
As a yacht harkening from the 1930’s, Art Deco guided all aspects of the design and décor to a standard that celebrates the glasswork of renowned Deco artisan Rene Lalique, to an unprecedented level of detail. In short, Atlantide is a visual feast, beginning with the inlaid marquetry of contrasting woods: quilted smoked maple, ebony, maple, and padauk, overlaid by abalone and mother of pearl roundels with trim and countertops of honey marble and other elegant contrasts that appear throughout the yacht. The marquetry is complimented with an abundance of custom inlaid Lalique glass panels, crystal glass columns, sconce lighting and sculpture.
An elegant blend of form and function, the Wheelhouse aboard Atlantide is a proper ship’s bridge with unrestricted visibility thru large, beveled glass arched windows. Aft to starboard is a full desk and office area, adjoining the spiral staircase to the lobby below. She has a full-width leather couch and matching seat outboard to port and a full, stand-up chart/navigation table at center, with code flag stowage slots aft and four full-size chart drawers below the navigation desk, which has full instrumentation, plotters and computer screens inboard. The Helm Station has a double leather seat facing the wheel and engine controls, all engine gauges, radios, navigation equipment and unrestricted 360 degree visibility. There are wing doors port and starboard for easy access to the upper deck, which has cushioned seating port, starboard and forward of the wheelhouse.
Atlantide's Main Salon radiates the Art Deco flavor of her interior styling and artwork, beginning with the custom bronze skylight at center with many glass prisms that cast rainbow reflections over the twin leather couches and antique art deco glass table below. The forward bulkhead has a sculpted electric fireplace at center with bookshelves outboard and full width mantle piece with inlaid Lalique glass panels, an original lighthouse oil painting on the bulkhead above, flanked by twin panels with exquisite inlaid marquetry of a stylized fish design on a stylized cross in contrasting woods, abalone and mother of pearl roundels. The entire salon is detailed with Lalique sconce lighting, an Edgar Brandt Deco bronze lamp and Deco detailing at every glance.
The Dining Salon is full width, forward on the main deck with comfortable seating for 10 around the oval table with marquetry of quilted smoked maple wrapped in ebony with Lalique inlays at every seating position. The Deco theme abounds, with a sculpted nymph panel, backlit with fiber optics and framed with floor to ceiling Lalique columns on the aft bulkhead, Lalique blown glass lighting displays with sculpted plates at the forward quarters and Lalique glass door panels. The dining salon is surrounded on three sides by arched, beveled glass windows which frame a panoramic view of the horizon and sky.
The Main Deck Dining area is aft of the salon, adjoining via double doors to port, wide enough to cultivate a contiguous social flow. The oval varnished teak dining table has a smoked glass flat panel at center, directly above a similar panel in the teak decking below, which creates a framed skylight above the berth in the Master Stateroom! The dining area is covered and protected from the elements by a cambered, semi-rigid canvas overhead that was added in 2013. Fully aft on the main deck, the transom area is well cushioned as a lounge.
Forward of the dining table, a teak spiral staircase leads to the Bridge Deck, which allows access to all sailhandling, upper davits and seating in steamer chairs. The wheelhouse has a full walk around deck with cushioned seating on three sides, an entrance aft and wing doors as well.
Another sculpted staircase aft in the salon leads to the lobby for the Owner and VIP Staterooms. The Master Stateroom is aft, with a platform double berth on centerline and a fan shaped silk and mirror headboard, Lalique glass lights on the nightstands, opening ports for natural ventilation and an oval skylight to the deck above for natural daylight. Forward to starboard is a sculpted leather chair with large sconce light and to port, a writing desk with bookshelf outboard. The full bureau on the forward bulkhead is crowned with an exquisite marquetry fan of abalone and mother of pearl roundels and contrasting wood laminates. The ensuite head is separated by a full height opaque Lalique glass panel and the Deco tiled tub/shower is also framed in Lalique glass.
The VIP Stateroom is forward in the lobby with a walk around double berth and very similar décor and ambiance to the Master, including the floor to ceiling Lalique panel at the entry, silk and mirror headboard and full Lalique/Deco shower area. The third Guest Stateroom is accessed from the spiral staircase in the main deck lobby and offers a double berth outboard below opening ports, ample stowage, ensuite head and shower.
The Galley is amidships to port, accessed from the side deck for serving the main deck dining area and also from the main deck lobby for serving the Dining or Main Salon. The galley has a full, ’yacht’ finish with maple table, (4) tulip swivel seats and teak & holly cabin sole, with full commercial capabilities via (3), floor to ceiling refrigerator/freezer boxes an abundance of cabinet and counter space.
Also accessed by the spiral staircase, the crew area has berths for six crew, including a full lounge aft with ‘L’ shaped settee and fold out table, with TV, CD, stereo, navigation monitors & alarms. The Captain’s Cabin is forward to starboard with single and double berths, ample stowage and ensuite head and shower. Washer, dryer and utility area are forward, and two additional Crew Cabins, each with over/under berths plus ensuite head and showers forward.
Atlantide’s hull was completely reconstructed in 1998 at the Manoela Island Shipyard in Malta. Her deck and superstructure were fully redesigned and rebuilt by Camper & Nicholson in Gosport, UK with naval architecture by Nigel Gee & Associates and overall exterior and interior design by Ken Freivokh Design. In sum, Atlantide was completely reconstructed as new, including engines, stabilizers, updates to her spars and rigging to enhance stability at sea and the ability to navigate in tradewind conditions under sail power alone.
The engine room aboard Atlantide is truly an extension of the Deco sculpture that comprises all other areas of the Yacht. The freshly rebuilt Gardner 8L3B engines are at the core of this sculpture, including polished stainless cylinder heads, polished and fanned fuel lines and polished brass manual shift levers.
1 X 3.8m classic wooden tender with a Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel engine and a Yanmar KM2P gear box.
This broker is honored to represent Atlantide, truly the paragon of iconic classic yachts at every turn of her 90 year history. She was the tender to Mariette when I served as navigator for the 2002 New York Yacht Club Cruise in Maine and she was the Committee Boat for the 2005 St. Barths Bucket when I also had the opportunity to spend time aboard. In truth, I never fully appreciated the depth of artistic detailing that comprises every nuance of her design and construction until I began researching this listing four months ago. Simply stated, the closer you look, the better she gets. Atlantide is a timeless masterpiece in all respects.
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