The Schooner Atlantic replicates the allure of the original three masted schooner built in 1903 and commissioned by the New York Yacht Club. While having the luxurious comfort of a modern yacht, she keeps the original charme and elegance, fulfilling the owners' expectations and those of anyone passionate about classic yachts. A fast, elegant, seaworthy three masted schooner that turns everybody's eyes, anywhere she sails. Don't miss the chance to charter Atlantic at least once in your life
The Schooner Atlantic can comfotably accommodate 12 guests in 3 staterooms with double bed and 3 staterooms with twin bed, all with en-suite bathrooms, including a large owner’s cabin with large double bed and an ensuite bathroom featuring a bathtub. She is sailed by her Captain plus 11 crew.
Commissioned by New York Yacht Club member Wilson Marshall, the Schooner Atlantic was launched in 1903.
She was designed by William Gardner, one of America's foremost designers of large yachts.
From the moment Atlantic went to sea, it was clear that she was an exceptionally fast and beautiful schooner. When a yacht in 1903 hits twenty knots during her sea trials, she is a promising yacht, but even then nobody could imagine two years later this yacht would set a record that would stand unmatched for almost a century.
Nevertheless, whilst Wilson Marshall wanted Atlantic to be the fastest schooner on the water, he felt there was no reason to compromise on comfort. Unlike contemporary racing schooners, Atlantic was equipped with every imaginable luxury. Fitted out with the finest mahogany panelling, she had two steam driven generators to power electric lights, refrigerators and a large galley. On deck her halyard winches and primary sheet winches were also steam driven. She had two double and three single staterooms, a lobby, a large full beam saloon, a dining room, a chart & gunroom, three large bathrooms and in the deckhouse there was a comfortable observation room. She had retractable chimneys, so while under sail the below deck steam heating, lighting and refrigeration systems could keep running. Atlantic's fo'c'sle accommodated her thirty-nine strong crew and officers, who would live aboard throughout the year.
Kaiser Wilhelm II The Kaiser's Cup
During her first season Atlantic proved fast, winning both the Brenton Reef and the Cape May Cup hands down, but it was only in 1905 she made the headlines by winning the Kaiser's Cup, a Transatlantic race from Sandy Hook to the Lizard. Referred to as "The last Great race of Princes" the entries for this race included all the yachts that the rich and powerful from Britain and America could send to sea.