They say if you wait long enough, everything old will one day be new again.Take for example, the brand new “classic” schooner sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA.
Launched this past week in Italy, the 47+ meter yacht is the latest sail-powered superyacht to join the Mediterranean yacht charter marketplace this summer.
What makes this new yacht so unusual and spectacular, is her design – the vessel is a replica of a classic 1908 yacht named Germania.
The original vessel had a storied history before sinking off the coast of Florida in a hurricane.
Built by Krupp-Germania-Wurft
in Kiel, a German shipyard famous for also constructing submarines known as U-boats, the original Germania sailed a 47 mile course around Britain’s Isle of Wight in record time in 1908. In 1914 the yacht visited Southhampton, England and was seized as a prize of war.After changing owner’s hands several times, and renamed Exen, then Half Moon, the yacht became a floating restaurant and dance hall in Miami, Florida, before sinking near Key Biscayne (a small island off the Miami coast) in 1930.
The schooner became the seventh Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve when it was dedicated in 2000, and is now part of the US National Register of Historic Places
.It’s a safe bet any turn-of-the-century guests onboard the original yacht would marvel at the technological advances and comforts onboard this modern schooner. Built for charter, the sailing yacht features satellite television, with flat screen panels in the main saloon, master stateroom, and all guest cabins. Cinema-quality 5.1 Dolby surround sound DVD service is available in both the main saloon and master stateroom. Guest cabins have radios with CD and MP3 players, and iPod connections are present throughout the yacht.
The new GERMANIA NOVA
and her crew of 13 enter the charter market this month. She is available
in the western Mediterranean at a rate of €80,000 per week, plus expenses in July and August, and €70,000 per week, plus expenses for low season dates. At the end of the season, the yacht will relocate to the Caribbean for the winter.
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