The classic 1910 schooner recreated Helen of London by Factoria Naval Marin has joined the market. Reply Helen of London was delivered in 2009 and offers all the trappings and sophistication of the 21st century.Photo: Alexis AndrewsThe 55-meter sailboat for sale is a tribute to the golden age of sailing and was designed by the American studio Herreshoff and the Spanish Acubens, who take care of its exterior design and naval architecture respectively. The original 1928 Transatlantic Race Winner was also designed by Nathanael G Herreshoff, and the studio has stuck to his imitation of the original design. Photo: Alexis AndrewsOn board Helen of London is a tour de force of historic excellence, seamlessly blended with the trappings and luxury of modern times. Steve McLaren, a designer who needs no introduction, was hired to curate his interior spaces – and the results are sublime. The yacht for sale is fully outfitted in rich cherry mahogany and her design is punctuated with rich furnishings and bespoke fittings. Photo: Alexis AndrewsPhoto: Alexis AndrewsPhoto: Alexis Andrewsthe yacht, Helen of London, for sale offers an abundance of social space both inside and out. Guests have many options for dining or relaxing either in her soothing interior spaces or under the sun and stars on deck. Photo: Alexis AndrewsPhoto: Alexis AndrewsPhoto: Alexis AndrewsPhoto: Alexis AndrewsWith 157 GT of interior volume and four adjoining cabins, this Factoria Naval Marin yacht for sale has been designed to accommodate eight guests. Her master suite is equipped with an office space and a comfortable seating area, while the other three guest cabins offer plenty of storage space. There is an optional fifth cabin on board which can accommodate two more guests.
In terms of performance, Helen of London sports a single MAN engine that allows her to reach speeds of up to 13.6 knots, even with her sails furled. “Helen is perhaps the finest classic schooner on the water today. Built like a super schooner with a racing sail plan and luxury interiors, she is a yacht in her own class, turning heads wherever she goes,” commented Ban Bartlett of Y.CO. “Sail on board Helenas she charges through the water, under her towering masts and a cloud of sail, is a breathtaking experience for even the most experienced sailor. Photo: Alexis Andrews“Dinner on board Helen, under the canopy with its expansive side decks stretching out in front of you, has got to be the best setting for any lunch,” Bartlett continued. “Helen is a proven and successful charter operation with many high profile and regular charter clients on both sides of the Atlantic. We look forward to welcoming customers on board for an inspection.