What Kind of Sailboat?

Sailboat ©Kim Smith 2014JPGGMG Readers, please help with ID–what type of boat is this beautiful sailboat that was in the harbor several days ago?

11 thoughts on “What Kind of Sailboat?

  1. I don’t think a yawl is what that is called. A yawl has the mizzen mast stepped behind the rudder post right up against the transom. The mizzen sail is also much smaller than the main sail.

    It would fit the definition of a ketch a little better but I like Marty’s name better. A converted motor sailor that hasn’t quite decided to ditch the rags. Looks like a good party boat.


  2. According to David Montgomery, this doesn’t look big enough to be called a “ship,” more appropriate might be a “steam vessel.” The smoke stack is a give away, but it appears to be there now as more of an affectation. The masts and sails are too small to propel the vessel, so they are most likely steadying sails, so that the boat doesn’t roll. Basically it is a motor yacht.


  3. My husband, Mark Lindsay, a sailor and boatbuilder, says: “This looks somewhat like the steam yacht Cangarda restored by Rob MacNeil of Richmond, CA and seen at his summer home in Maine. The Cangarda was a tender to one of the Herreshoff yachts in the 2011 Eggemoggin series.”


      1. Thank you so much everyone for sharing your insights. I think its exquisite, and elegant–and wonder what it looks like up close and inside. I wish there were more photos available to see.


  4. I took pictures of this 122′ motor yacht while it was anchored here. I googled it’s name (Atlantide) and this is what I found out:

    Launched in 1930 by Philip and Sons in Dartmouth, UK, Atlantide was originally designed by the gifted English Naval Architect Alfred Mylne (the designer of the original Royal Yacht Britannia) for Sir William Burton. Originally christened as Caleta, Atlantide ha
    s a significant history, including her role in evacuating allied troops during WWII. Her pedigree of owners is impressive including her most recent former owner – Tom Perkins.

    Perkins acquired Atlantide in 1998, at which time she underwent a complete rebuild. Her hull was reconstructed at the Manoel Island Shipyard of Malta and the new superstructure and interior was caringly restored and fitted out by Camper and Nicholson only a short distance from where she was originally built by Philip and Sons. Overall external and interior design was undertaken by Ken Freivokh Design. Perkins had brought her back to her original designed purpose as a gentleman’s motor yacht and tender to a racing yacht.

    From 1999 through 2005, Atlantide had the enviable roll as support vessel to her owner’s 1915, 137’ classic Herreshoff racing schooner ‘Mariette’. In 2006, Tom Perkins launched the remarkable 289’ Maltese Falcon. Atlantide and “The Falcon” were show stoppers at every port in which they dropped anchor. On her own, Atlantide also cruised to distant points on the globe including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Canada’s East and West coasts and Norway’s high northern latitudes. After many years of enjoyment she is still kept in pristine condition, and this one-of-a-kind motor yacht with an unprecedented history.


  5. Found this post only 4 years late. This is a photo of Atlantide, a sail assisted motor yacht. Her small schooner rig and square fore course are a big help on ocean passage, both to ease the motion (although she is stabilized) and help with fuel consumption, saving 30% on a westbound transatlantic.


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