Got an extra 59 million laying around? If yes, Athena could be yours..

Published by Editor on Monday, 6th March 2017 - 5:41PM

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What a MAST-erpiece! Inside one of the largest sailing yachts in the world boasting a library and marble Jacuzzi... yours for a cool $59 million

By HARRIET MALLINSON FOR MAILONLINE

David Churchill/Burgess

A luxurious super yacht boasting mahogany interiors, wall-to-wall bookshelves and lavish furnishing harking back to the golden age of sailing, has gone on the market for an eye-watering $59million (£48.3million).

Sprawling across three levels, Athena, a 295ft-long three-masted schooner, is believed to be the fourth largest sailing yacht in the world and is currently the largest up for grabs.

Ideal for a yachting enthusiast and nine friends, the ship features five cabins including a master suite with its own study, a walk-in wardrobe and luxury Jacuzzi. Guests aboard the vessel can unwind in its gym, outdoor sun lounge and spacious dining room.

The vessel sleeps 10 people in five cabins - the master suite comes complete with a walk-in wardrobe.

Up on the vast deck a table is available for al fresco dining as well as numerous individual sun beds, a full tanning bed and a covered area with deck couches.

Athena sleeps 10 people in five cabins comprising a master suite, three double bedrooms, and one twin. And there is also space for 21 members of staff.

Across the vessel's three levels of living space there are a variety of saloons including a bridge deck saloon or media room and a spacious main saloon which leads to a formal dining room.

There is a study area with wall-to-floor bookshelves, a gym, and plenty of storage space.

Up on the vast deck another table is available for al fresco dining as well as numerous individual sun beds, a full tanning bed and a covered terrace with couches.

The master suite boasts a a large marble Jacuzzi tub in the spacious bathroom which also has his'n'hers sinks.

The super yacht has received numerous awards including Best Sailing Yacht over 40m at the 2005 Show Boats Design Awards and Best Sailing Yacht over 36m at the 2005 International Super yacht Awards.

There are also three double bedrooms, and one twin. The super yacht also has space for up to 21 members of staff.

The vessel has a variety of saloons throughout decked out in lavish furnishings, rich mahogany wood and teak joinery designed by Rebecca Bradley Interior Design.

There are plenty of spots for guests to unwind across the vessel's three levels of living space. Wall-to-wall bookshelves can be found in this library area, above.

Athena was built in 2004 at the Royal Huisman Shipyard in The Netherlands before undergoing a comprehensive refit in 2011.

The boat is decked out in rich mahogany wood and teak joinery designed by Rebecca Bradley Interior Design.

Behind its extravagant finish it is also technologically impressive - its Panamax masts are rigged with 2,500 square metres of sail power controlled by touch button technology while a 190ft high 360-degree bird’s eye view is accessible via the hydraulically hoisted crow’s nest.

Under power, twin 3516B Caterpillar engines give the yacht a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.

The super yacht also carries an extensive selection of water sports equipment, including full scuba diving gear.

Exterior styling is by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design with engineering by Dykstra & Partners & Pieter Beeldsnijder Design. Inside is a huge formal dining room.

There is a bridge deck saloon or media room and a spacious main saloon which leads to a formal dining room.

Athena sports a Cayman Islands flag and is currently lying in the Caribbean but the sale, via boat dealer Burgess, must occur offshore and out of US waters.

Athena sports a Cayman Islands flag and is currently lying in the Caribbean but the sale, via boat dealer Burgess, must occur offshore and out of US waters.

The super yacht has received numerous awards including Best Sailing Yacht over 40m at the 2005 ShowBoats Design Awards and Best Sailing Yacht over 36m at the 2005 International Superyacht Awards.

Exterior styling is by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design with engineering by Dykstra & Partners & Pieter Beeldsnijder Design.


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