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Westward was an America’s Cup yacht that, which under the captainship of Charlie Barr defeated all challengers between 1893 and 1920, including Britannia, Lulworth and Meteor II. The yacht was the fastest in the world in the early 1900’s. This yacht pictured, the Eleonora, is an exact replica of the Westward, and is available to rent for $82,000 per week.

It was designed by the American yacht design innovator — besides naval architect and mechanical engineer — Nathaneal Green Herreshoff.

Herreshoff designed several famous craft, including the 144-foot America’s Cup Reliance, Enterprise, and Rainbow, plus Defender and Columbia, in addition to Westward.

I guess to rent and sail this yacht would be to understand a piece of sailing history, and a piece of American history.

Eleonora was launched in 2000, and has sailed in regattas and continues to take part in history by hosting high-profile guests, over 100 years after Westward began to sail.

Specs of Eleonoa yacht:

Type: 135 ft Classic Schooner
Naval Architect: Original design by Nathanel G. Herreshoff
Shipyard: Scheepswerf van der Graaf, the Netherlands
Year: 2000
LOA: 49.50 m
Beam: 8.20 m
Draft: 5.20 m
Displacement: 213 t
Hull Material: Steel
Engine: Baudouin 6R124
Crew: 9
Sail Area: 1100 m2
Cabins: 8
Guests: 8
Location: Western Mediterranean

To inquire about renting this luxury yacht, visit Hoek Brokerage Charters (click here).