Beautiful Schooner for sale

A friend that works in the fashion industry asked recently - "do you know anyone that wants to buy a ship, in fact a piece of history?" It got my interest. Not the usual stone houses and castles we’re used to dealing with but I wanted to know more.

Built in the early 1930s by a wealthy eccentric American couple, this beautiful ship has hosted some the most famous intellectuals and artists of all time. Among them Hemingway, Picasso, Man Ray, Dorothy Parker, Coco Chanel, Louis Armstrong and Cole Porter.

It has been meticulously restored, returned to its original splendour and offers an unforgettable holiday in time and history, in an atmosphere of elegance paired with great comfort and nautical excellence.

The price is €1.8m. Let me know if you need more information.


Type: Staysail Schooner
Year of construction: 1931
Builder: Chantiers Navals de Normandie
Design: Vladimir Orloff
Hull: Wood
Flag: Malta
L.O.A. 30.48 m (100’)
Max width: 6.10 m (20’)
Draught: 3.66 m (12’)
Speed: 8 knots
Guests: 8
Cabins: 4
Crew: 5

Richard Edwards of Langhe Property (Piemonte Property) Italy
Property consultant

Richard Edwards

+39 346 1214077

I was born in London with a family line from all over the place, including Italy. I've been married to Urszula for 25 years. We met purely by accident at the Berlin wall in 1990, six months after it came down. I established Piemonte Property 11 years ago, then, when Alex joined, we renamed our agency Langhe Property.

I've been working in local real estate since 2006, have a vast experience in the market and the area so can help you with every twist and turn.

We'll take you viewing and will help with whatever you need for your trip and beyond.

It's also my job to update the website, find and photograph houses and find solutions for you.

Interests: Cars and motorcycles and Vespas, visiting wine producers, playing guitar, travelling and walking our white Golden Retriever, George.


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