PURITAN is a 38.4 m (126 ft) Gaff Rigged Schooner built in 1930 by one of the most acclaimed American naval architects, John G. Alden.
PURITAN is recognized worldwide for her pioneering hull, made of high-grade steel comparable to stainless steel, and a riveting structure that was later developed for deep-diving submarines to withstand extreme water pressure and her retractable centreboard.
PURITAN accommodates 8 sleeping guests in 4 cabins and is operated by 7 experienced crew members. The guests’ quarters consist of a Master’s cabin, 2 Double and a Twin cabin, all with ensuite. The original Oregon Pinewood panelling still adorns the salon, which makes any guest feel the distinction and courtliness of old-time hospitality. Her water lines and her look meet and gratify any classic yacht enthusiast’s desire for beauty and harmony.
PURITAN’s history is both thrilling and dynamic. Since her construction 86 years ago she has experienced everything from the Great Depression to serving the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was used as an exploration vessel for some time but was also at the centre stage of an international dispute until she found a series of loving owners who rescued her from abandonment and have kept her in perfect condition since the 70’s. Not surprisingly she has sailed across the oceans as far as Nova Scotia to Cape Horn and from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean. Her story has now been fully discovered, after much research, and is recounted by her current owners.
|YACHT TYPE Sailing Yacht||SHIPYARD ELCO||MODEL Gaff Rigged Schooner|
|WIDTH 7||CREW 7||MOTORIZATION GM 275 Hp|
|CRUISING SPEED (KNOTS) 7||FUEL CONSUMPTION 45 Litres/Hr||FLAG United Kingdom|
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