Havana of London
Loading and Unloading
Loading: Saturdays betwwen 14:00h and 17:00h, subject to availability.
Unloading: Fridays at 21.00h.
(Possibility of night on board until Saturday at 09.00 h,after consultation)
"HAVANA" is a stunning Dixon designed 100ft Sloop built at Vitters Shipyard in 2000 and refitted in 2009. Her second owner purchased her in 2006 and has since spent a significant amount of time and money putting her into absolutely first rate condition. Vitters are amoungst the top three custom sailing yacht shipyards in the world and are well known for their outstanding quality of construction.
The hull is made from cedar wood sandwiched between two quadraxial e-glass/epoxy laminates with an additional Kevlar layer on the exterior. The deck is foam cored with e-glass/epoxy laminates and covered with teak. The mast, boom and dagger board are made from carbon fibre.
The interior is made from pear wood, finished with a matt varnish. The doors are broken up by fine horizontal inlays and the catches are set in elliptical recess surrounds, which is an apt symbol of the fusion of high technology with the classic style of the traditional fittings. In the seven metre wide saloon there are two sofas to port, which convert to watch bunks when under way, and a dining table to starboard. A large flat screen TV is recessed into the forward bulkhead. Standing under the saloon coach roof one has panoramic views of the outside world; oval portholes in each side give one even more of a sea view.
Forward of the saloon is a wide central passageway, which widens into a small hallway around the mast support, leading to the Owner?s immense stateroom in the bow. This is fitted with two large beds, a desk, a dressing table, a marble lined bathroom to port and a separate toilet to starboard. Like the saloon, there is plenty of light in this stateroom from the huge flush Rondal deck hatches and from the portholes, which open out over the water. The view outside can be hidden behind sliding Japanese screens.
From the circular hall there are two similar twin cabins. Each has its own en-suite marble shower rooms, complemented by a sea view, although the starboard bathroom has a separate access and can be used as a day head.
Aft of the saloon is the navigation area, equipped with all the latest sophisticated navigation and communication equipment. Aft again is the galley, which in turn adjoins the crew mess and their accommodation (optional partition). The crew accommodation has a separate access to the helm. The engine room is accessed via a watertight door in the galley area.
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