|Yacht ID# - 203115|
||187' (57.0 m)
/ Model 1960
||G. DeVries Lentsch, Jr.
||3 Masted Staysail Schooner
||Glyfada (Athens), ,
|FLEURTJE is a trophy yacht ready for another extraordinary owner to enjoy. She is unique in her classic beauty, powerful performance, grand size, exquisite interior, magnificent condition, large guest capacity are pedigreed beginnings.|
“To feel the surge of her immense power making up to a fresh breeze under full sail is true pleasure fulfilled”.
|FLUERTJE is a three masted, all roller furling, staysail schooner, designed by naval architect Robert Clark and built as a masterpiece by NV Amsterdamsche Sheepswerf G. DeVries Lentsch Jr. and delivered in 1960 to a Greek shipping magnate who enjoyed her for 24 years. Originally CARITA, renamed by her owner as ARGONAFTIS and later sold in 1984. Her hull is steel, superstructure aluminum and teak with flush, laid teak decks. Hull color is Awlgrip flag blue 2010. She is in Lloyds Class Maltese 100 A1 and Maltese Lloyds Machinery Class 2 - and completed her last Lloyds 5 year survey in 2010. Hellenic Register of Shipping Full Class Commercial Yacht.|
Three consecutive owners have bestowed four major refits, the first being in 1984/85 at a fine shipyard in Italy for a total refit where her main mast was moved aft, a bow sprit added for an improved sail plan and an entire new interior installed along with new Caterpillar main engines and generators new in 1984. Main engines had in-frame overhaul 2011.
|1984/5 Cantieri d’Argentario, Italy|
1993 Astilleros de Majorica, Spain
1994/5 Pendennis, Falmouth England
2003 Savannah, GA USA
2005 Norfolk, VA USA 5 yr Lloyds survey completed
2008 All standing rigging replaced with new
2010 5 year Lloyds survey completed
2011 Caterpillar main engines completed in-frame overhaul
|The main deck of FLEURTJE has generous clear space from bow to stern for all deck operations with high painted bulwarks, stanchions and life lines. Full aft, the free standing brass binnacle and teak wheel have nearby, built-in, back to back, cushioned bench seating and full width taffrail cushioned seating. Between the wheel and the mizzen is a large teak dining table with cushioned folding teak chairs for ten which can be sheltered by a awning to create an elegant terrace suitable for luncheons and dinners.|
Her main salon is positioned next forward on deck between the aft deck and the internal on-deck dining salon. Her well equipped galley is advantageously positioned forward on deck to give direct access to both the dining salon and the aft deck dining .
Further forward on deck is wide walk around access to her tenders, varnished pilothouse, captains quarters, sail handling, crew fiddly and anchoring system. The smooth 1¼” to 1¾” thick teak decks were new during the 1995 refit. The raised wheelhouse and open bridge wing stations are varnished teak.
The on-deck main salon, luxuriously couched for conversation, is bright and high ceilinged with traditional cross-beamed deckheads, with raised and fielded oak paneling and shining solid brass fixtures, creating an atmosphere of polished classic elegance. A modern convenience is the large, flat plasma television that is raised by remote control from an oak paneled cabinet located among library, drinks bar and storage cabinetry.
The formal dining salon next forward continues that elegant ambiance. Further forward is a day head, entrance to the on-deck galley and a stairway down to master and five guest staterooms.
The galley is full width on deck with doors to port and starboard side decks plus a athwartships passageway providing access to the dining salon, the owners and guests accommodations.
The six elegant staterooms occupy the amidships section of FLEURTJE including the master, four guest doubles and a twin. Two of the doubles have Pullman berths. Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom with a bath/shower, marble clad walls and countertops, teak decking and gold plated fixtures. The six staterooms and baths all are of similar fashion to the elegance of the salon with polished oak raised and fielded paneling, solid brass and gold plated fittings. The large master, aft to starboard, has a desk, king berth, library, settee, wide flat screen television plus many closets, drawers and cabinets and full bathroom. Two additional queen berth staterooms, port and starboard, are also ensuite. Two ensuite double berth staterooms, port and starboard, each have a Pullman berth. The sixth ensuite stateroom has twin berths. All guest baths are similar with tub, shower, toilet, sink, marble counters and bulkheads.
Crew quarters for the original crew of fifteen are forward on the lower deck. Now, with hydraulic roller furling sails and winches, the total crew are seven: captain, mate, engineer, cook, stewardess and deck hands, all cooperating to set sail and cruise. All crew cabins have upper and lower berths, one is triple, four are doubles and one quadruple, all served by four heads with showers. Crew galley and mess are adjacent. Ship’s laundry, refrigerators and freezers are below the crew area with access there to air conditioning plant and bow thruster.
The captain’s cabin forward on the main deck has a double berth, ensuite head/shower and radio room/study inside the forward deckhouse.
|The spacious engine room is aft. Two twelve cylinder Caterpillar 3412 TA diesel engines, new in 1984, overhauled in 2011, each at 624 hp, drive variable pitch propellers, fast motoring at about 15 knots. At a cruising speed of about 12 knots, they consume 13.9 litres (3.67 gallons) per mile for approximately 2300 nautical mile range. At 8 knots, the 32,000 litre (8,453 gallons) fuel capacity offers a range of 3000 nautical miles. Machinery is easily accessible with ample space between main engines. Two main diesel electric generators are well spaced outboard of the two main engines with the third generator next aft to port.|
Diesel generators are three 1984 80kw Caterpillar 3304 T’s in sound shields. Aft of the engine room is the steering compartment complete with carpenters store, workshop and storage of parts. Access also via the aft deck.
- 110/220 VAC 50Hz
- Shore power transformer for 3 phase, 380 VAC, 50 Hz to 3 phase 220 VAC, 50 Hz
- 24 VDC system with battery chargers for main engine, generator, emergency and GMDSS.
- Engine and generator start is 24 volt
Sails, Winches and Rigging
|Sail area: 946 sq meters (10,182 S.F.)|
Sails by Ratsey & Lapthorn U.K. 2003
2 jibs, 3 staysails, 2 fishermen mainsails, mizzen
All eight sails are roller furling, loose footed, hydraulic, by Harken
Spars: 3 Douglas fir masts, Norwegian spruce booms and bowsprit
Winches all overhauled 2006:
7 x Seaway Group 12,000 electric, 2 speed
3 x Lewmar 65 manual
3 x Harken 74 manual, 2 speed
All new stainless steel standing rigging 2008
- Nera Satcom
- Iridium Sailor Sat Phone
- Fleet 77 Sat phone with internet connection
- Cellular – any Sim network via an internal network
- VHF Radio Sailor VHF type C403 radio-telephones
- 14 x ICOM type IC-M15 “Aqua” waterproof handheld radio-telephones
- ICOM type M100 VHF radio-telephone
- 500 watt SSB radio-telephone Furuno FS 5000
- Panasonic telephone exchange
- Ritchie Magnetic compass
- Anschutz gyro compass
- Robertson type AP9 Mk3 autopilot
- Brookes & Gatehouse log
- Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra 2
- Furuno echo sounder type LS-6100
- Furuno radar type FR 1505 MKII
- Furuno radar type 7062
- GPS Furuno RD 30,
- Transit SATNAV Furuno satellite navigator type FSN-70
- Chart Plotter C Map and Nobletec
- NAVTEX Furuno receiver NX-500
- GMDSS Furuno A3 GMDSS
- Brookes & Gatehouse wind speed, direction, apparent wind direction indicators
- Brookes & Gatehouse sailing monitor
- JVC flat screen televisions in the owner’s cabins and main saloon with Sony DVD players
- JVC TN and DVD in the double guest cabins
- Stereo Music System 6 x Pioneer CD players in owner’s and all guest cabins, wheelhouse, radio room and galley.
- Kenwood speakers
- 10 x car stereo systems
- Denon 250 stereo hi fi system
- 1 x Sony mini-hi fi
- 1 x 16’ (4.9m) RIB w/37 hp Yamaha outboard diesel
- 1 x 19’ (5.8m) Novurania w/Yanmar 200 hp diesel
- Tender launching: traditional poles and halyards
- Air conditioning and reverse cycle heating system new 2003 by Cruise Aire
- Passerelle: custom, manual
- Watermakers (2) x HEM 10,880 litres/day each (2,875 gallons/day each)
- Controllable pitch propellers (2) x Korsor
- Bowthruster: Quantum QT 100 hp, electric hydraulic
- Fire control: Halon
- Scuba diving gear and compressor
|“Throughout the years, FLEURTJE has consistently been overhauled, modernized, rebuilt, redecorated, refitted and renewed so effectively that she is now in perhaps the best condition of her life. She is certainly one of the finest three masted schooners currently afloat. She is graceful, traditional, nimble in the turn and holds up well when racing.”|
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