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Royal Huisman LETHANTIA - SOLD

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LETHANTIA, built as Borkumriff III in 1994, was designed by Lunstroo Custom Design for a client who wanted no compromise in her stability, seaworthiness or traditional schooner character.
LETHANTIA‘s underbody has full sections, a long keel with ballast bulb and an attached rudder. Above the waterline, her fine clipper bow supports a four-meter bowsprit that harmonizes perfectly with her wineglass stern. In between she has a high bulwarked sheer line that solidifies her traditional profile while keeping her foredeck dry. To maintain that traditional appearance, her bulwarks have been left uncovered on the foredeck.
The yacht is built entirely of aluminum, including her RONDAL spars, but her deck fittings are custom stainless-steel replicas of traditional wood bollards and sampson posts, and she even has stainless belaying pins set in rails around her winches. Her cockpit, deckhouse, dorade boxes, skylights, companions and rails, on the other hand, are sheathed or capped in a deep-toned varnished teak to maintain her absolutely classic beauty.
The original sailplan, later changed, resembled that of a 19th-century Gloucester schooner, with two jibs on the sprit, club-footed staysail, gaff foresail, foretopsail and Marconi mainsail. Her sails are handled, however, by modern hydraulic operated furlers, drum and reel winches.

Later in her career LETHANTIA received an update of her onboard electric systems as well as a modified sailplan, which provided a full roached foresail. This revision added sail area whilst taking the weight of the gaff away. In fact, she has 41 winches to master her nearly 1,000 sqm of sail. Her sails are cut in classic narrow panels, out with modern radial tapes along the feet to assure smooth furling, and the cream Dacron cloth has the golden sheen of natural Egyptian cotton, in keeping with her style.
Below decks, LETHANTIA presents a most extraordinarily warm, inviting ambiance, created by John Munford. The conception features an efficient layout to encourage private comfort and entertainment, under way or in harbour. Reserved cherry paneling, white-painted and wood-beamed overheads, elegant built-in furniture, fine leather and patterned upholstery, impeccable brass fixtures and lots of cupboards, cabinets, bookshelves and drawers make her extremely livable below, from her bright deckhouse to her inviting owner's suite and guest staterooms.
With all her aesthetic appeal, by contrast LETHANTIA‘s engine room is a line technical creation in its own right. Occupying the full hull width beneath the deckhouse, the engine room is spacious, bright and systematically organized for maximum maintenance efficiency. It is proof of what good things can be accomplished within a full-bodied classic hull built in the age of computers, and it is wholly isolated from the accommodations for quiet life aboard.
LETHANTIA is a credibly powerful yacht, a particularly robust experience. When you sail her in a breeze you can appreciate why yesterday‘s schoonermen rarely stayed at home, and never feared the falling of the glass.
Shipyard Royal Huisman
Model/Series Gaff rigged schooner
Year 1994
Refit Continuously refitted, maintained and serviced
Length overall 43.95 m / 144′2″
Beam 8.67 m / 28′5″
Draught (max) 4.00 m / 13′1″
Price 7,500,000 €
VAT Paid
Total Cabins 6
For more information on this yacht, please contact Lukas Stratmann.

Main Characteristics

Type of Yacht Motor Yacht
Shipyard Royal Huisman
Model/Series Gaff rigged schooner
Fly Bridge no
Naval Architect Lunstroo Design
Interior Designer John Munford
Year 1994
Refit Continuously refitted, maintained and serviced

Listing Information

Flag British - Cowes
Location Slowenia
Price 7,500,000 €
VAT Paid


Owner Cabins 1
Guest Cabins 2
Crew Cabins 3


Rig Type Gaff rigged schooner
Reefing system/s Main mast - RONDAL inmast furling, RONDAL hydraulic on inner and outer jibs, RECKMANN manual on staysail

Main Machinery

Main engines type MTU/Mercedes Benz 12V 183 TE 62 (OM 444 LA), engine hours June 2015: 6,941h
Main engines power 478 kW / 650 hp
Bowthruster type HUNDESTED FT 3A, 75hp

Tank Capacity

Fuel Tank 15,000 l
Fresh water tank 11,400 l

Navigation Equipment

For more information on this yacht, please contact Lukas Stratmann.