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Meteor

Specifications
L.O.A 52.10
Beam 9.30
Draft 4.30
Cabins 3
Guests 6
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Built 2007
Fuel Capacity 22.260 ltrs
Water Capacity 9.460 ltrs
Engine 1 x 805 HP MTU 12V 2000 M60 Diesel
Generator yes
AirCondition yes
Bowthruster yes
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Speed .
Port Location Caribbean
General Description
SAILING YACHT Meteor BY AIBSAILING......Meteor was launched in May 2007, happily on schedule and on budget, to the delight of her owners. As two families, they had set a demanding brief for the yard and for naval architects Gerard Dijkstra and Partners in collaboration with John G. Alden. Meteor was to reflect their admiration for the classic lines and rugged seaworthiness of the Gloucester schooner whilst also fulfilling their high performance expectations as keen racing sailors. To this end, the naval architects maintained the tradition of a full keel underbody to ensure a sea-kindly motion, complemented above the waterline by graceful sheer and a fine clipper bow and bowsprit. The tall schooner rig and sailplan, whilst also traditional in appearance, tells another story. Rondal Carbon spars with carbon standing rigging by Southern composites, high-performance sails from North and a functional ergonomic deck layout refer more to contemporary race technology than to 19th century practice. The effectiveness of this realisation may be judged by this extract from a message sent by Meteor Captain Dean Maggio after a challenging start to his delivery trip to Palma: (I owe you a beer or two. Meteor has just been outstanding…in the English Channel winds averaged 35-40knots with gusts well into the 50 s and above 65 knots. With the wind on our beam, we had the staysail set and she just handled it like a thoroughbred. I can honestly say I have never been to sea and been more confident and comfortable than I am aboard Meteor.) At the Palma Superyacht Cup, Meteor was again able to show her performance potential, her elegant flag-blue hull and white sail-plan creating a striking image as she turned the heads of an international community of respected yachtsmen as she sailed, close hauled, at an easy 15 knots. Whilst those on deck enjoy the power and exuberance of Meteor s sailing capability, those below are able to savour the gracious ambience and comfort of an interior created by styling architect John Munford. Swetania mahogany throughout the owners and guests accommodation provides a warm, nostalgic glow, complemented by elegant soft furnishings and a collection of artwork reflecting the owners’ passion for the sea and all things of beauty. In the main salon, a beautifully crafted wood-fired fireplace is the centrepiece of the library area to starboard. A centreline bevelled glass skylight of cathedral-like proportion provides an abundance of natural light and air as needed. Aft of this area is the full-width, master cabin; forward of the salon are two mirror-image guest cabins. Crew accommodation, also in fine finished mahogany, is generous with seven well appointed cabins, with the mate and engineer in individual cabins aft of the engine room. The traditional styling continues on deck with two beautifully-varnished deck houses finished in teak and connected by a large, twin-tabled cockpit, at the aft of which the helmsman steers a wood-spoke wheel from behind a glass-faceted binnacle. The main deckhouse provides a comfortable refuge from the deck with leather upholstered furniture arranged around a substantial table. In the aft port corner a cleverly concealed wet bar is situated, complete with sink, fridge and stowage for bottles and glassware. The companionway from the deckhouse to the cockpit is guarded by a pair of miniature cannons that can (of course) be fired from fittings on the cap rail to signal sundown. The smaller pilot house, aft, provides access to the engineer s and mate s cabins as well as accommodating the navigation/communication station with adjacent pilot berth / settee. The flat screen chart plotter / radar and satellite communications complement three neatly concealed navigation screens on deck, whilst forward access from the pilot house ensures excellent interaction with the helm. Unlike the main living areas finished in mahogany both deck houses transition between deck and interior, using teak for furnishings, floors and walls. Elsewhere on deck, numerous references to the classical styling of the original era can be found including unusually wide centre teak deck planks, harmoniously-designed deck hardware and winches; even the gaff rigged carbon masts and booms have been finished to support the aesthetic integrity of the project, thanks to the expertise and ingenuity of sister company Rondal. Inspired by the owner s love for the Gloucester Schooners, Meteor is a traditional Schooner for the experienced sailor and marine entrepreneur designed and built to the latest yachting standards. Comfortable and performance orientated. Her design was based on the Dykstra & Partners designed Borkumriff IV, also built at Royal Huisman Shipyard. Meteor has a tradional Schooner rig but constructed from carbon fibre to enhance her sailing performance. Winner Sailing Yacht of the Year Of the entire fleet finalist sailing yachts, the judges considered that the gaff-rigged schooner Meteor combined the best appearance, technology and appropriate interior design, while being a seaworthy high-performance offshore cruiser in all wind and sea conditions. Winner Sailing Yacht Exterior Styling The recreation of an authentically classic style, while using modern technology and providing modern amenities, is not a straightforward task, especially when the modern high-tech element of the yacht must remain in the background. Dykstra & Partners has become an expert in this field while working on J-Class and other sailing yachts from past eras, and the judges felt that their outstanding work on Meteor was well deserving of this award. Winner Sailing Yacht in the 45m+ size range While Meteor is, in appearance, a classic yacht, everything else about her is completely state-of-the-art, from her carbon fibre spars and standing rigging to her sails controls and machinery. On top of the excellent performance shown in her polar diagrams, the judges admired the perfection of her design, both interior and exterior and the superlative quality of her construction. Charter Information Winter: Caribbean 125,000.00 USD per week + expenses Summer: TBD 125,000.00 USD per week + expenses
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INCLUSIVE IN THE PRICES FOR BAREBOAT SAILING YACHTS: Yacht as per general specifications and ALL inventory list � Linen equipment (linen, towels,pillow cases) � VAT 4.5% �

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: *Fuel *Water *Provisions *End cleaning *4% surcharge payments by credit cards

EXTRAS: Spinnaker/Blister: 150 Euro/ week + 250 Euro extra caution Skipper/Hostess : 910/770 Euro (+food) per week

DISCOUNTS: 10% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT TILL 31/01/2006 5% TO ALL REPEAT CLIENTS 15% Maximum discount 5% for 2weeks 10% for 3 weeks 15% for 4weeks

END CLEANING OBLIGATORY: 60 Euro up to 3 cbs 70 for 3 cbs 3 wc100 Euro for 4 cbs /4 wc

ONEWAY ATHENS: From/To Dodecanese /Samos / Skiathos 590 Euro Cyclades 300 Euro Ionian 800 Euro Between Dodecanese , Ionian 300 Euro

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT: Saturday/Saturday embarkation 17:00 disembarkation 09:00