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After owning, restoring, rebuilding or recreating a number of famous yachts such as Thendara, Aile Blanche, Borkumriff, Zaca a te Moana and most recently the Herreshoff racing schooner Eleonora, Dutch yachtsman Ed Kastelein planned his ultimate masterpiece : the recreation of the 3-mast schooner Atlantic. Over three years of technical and historical research resulted in sufficiently detailed plans and information to enable a highly accurate and authentic recreation. Having set a new standard with his creation of Eleonora, Ed Kastelein built on his vast experience and has once again constructed a yacht that no-one thought would ever sail again. The project was certainly his most ambitious; with her length over deck of 185 feet (56 metres) she is the largest classic racing schooner ever to be recreated. Ed Kastelein was determined for her to be the way she was when she wrote history in 1905, her original lines were honoured to the finest detail and her sail plan is identical to that of her victorious 1905 Transatlantic Race which made her immortal in yachting history. Above all, she is again breathtakingly beautiful, turning heads wherever the wind takes her.

Atlantic's dimensions are simply incredible ; over deck she measures a remarkable 56 meters. Her graceful sheerline and long overhangs accentuate her grace while her waterline length of 42 meters and narrow beam are a promise of unmatched speed under sail. Her spars tower some 45 meters above the waterline and support a staggering sail area of 1750mē sail, more than two and a half times that of the already awesome J-Class yachts.

The Schooner Atlantic's General Specifications

Design ------------------------------------------------------- William Gardner
Year Originally Built ------------------------------------- 1903
Length on Deck ------------------------------------------ 185 Feet 56.43 Meters
Waterline Length ----------------------------------------- 135 Feet 41.18 Meters
Beam --------------------------------------------------------- 29 Feet 8.85 Meters
Draught ------------------------------------------------------ 16½ Feet 4.9 Meters
Displacement ---------------------------------------------- 298 Tons 303 Tonnes
Sail Area to Windward --------------------------------- 18,500 Feet² 1,750 M²