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Herreshoff NYYC40 "Vixen"
3 cabins (Master, 1 doublese and 1 bunkbed)
Beautiful classic yacht, winner of many regattas
Vixen is ready to sail for the 2023 season.
She can be seen on the shore in Spain, between Barcelona and Valencia. Are you looking for a ship with character and on which to read great craftsmanshaft? Then now is your chance. For 149,000 she is for sale and has an almost new generator (Paguro 1500 RPM, 6.5 kva, supersilent) and an almost new mainsail on board. Most of the photos and film were newly uploaded on 11-April 2023 and show the exact condition of the vessel. She is a true head turner and an appearance on the Mediterranean. Not a 12 in a dozen or mass-built yacht. Almost 24m of pure nostalgic pleasure. Fully equipped with Simrad navigation/steering automatic and schenker watermaker. Only for diesel you need to enter the harbor.
She was sanded in March and ready for the new owner to choose which wood treatment can be put, oil varnish or sanded as she is now. A good regatta sailor also and the ship with which the Antiqua classic week once started (see testimonial below) and which she also won in 2002 when she was still in the Carib.
More than 15 years under the Dutch flag and VAT already paid. The romantic ship with which you easily attract charter guests and is ready to explore the world's seas further. Questions about this beautiful classic, ask the man who since 2005 took on the captaincy and is ready for all your questions and a possible trial run. Call for more information:or mail to email@example.com.
The Vixen II (ex Jessica) was ordered in 1914 to be built by Wilson Marshall, the chairman of the New York yacht club then, under her first name Jessica. Wilson Marchall holds a fantastic record to his name. In 1905 he sailed the Trans atlantic record with schooner the Atlantic that record held for 100 years and was broken in 2005. A replica was built a few years ago.The NYYC'40 ies where the first one design class and notorious that they where never reefed. The first racing boats for the rich and famous that could let their crew live onboard.Wilson ordered a total of 19 identical boats for club racing.The first time that VixenII showed her speed is when she won the New York Yacht Club 40 one design series in 1915. This was the first victory in a long line off matchrace success. Vixen II participated over the years in many races and won some really famous of those like the Foxy's wooden Boat Regatta and the Boston seaport Museum Regatta as well as the Antigua Classic Race in 2002. Vixen was founder of this race as the crew at the time, Jane and Kenny Coombs started this race while crewing it for the owner. In 1978 the entire boat has been rebuilt in Ferrocore with epoxy outerlayer, so very low in maintenance and very strong. Former owner Warner Beatty has had many famous guests on the boat. The JP Morgan family owned Vixen in the 20ies. Jaques Langtang who wrote a book about Herrshoff schooners has a small chapter about Vixen. In the 2nd worldwar she served as a mine sweeper as many wooden boats at the time. Now laying in Ibiza, for sale by her Dutch owner who kept the boat for over 17 years now.
History//Testimonial Vixen II
"My name is Jane Coombs, Vice Chairman of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.I was very excited to see some recent footage shot in Ibiza of the beautiful Vixen 11 under full sail.My heart skipped a beat as if I had seen an old friend.My late husband Kenny and I were running her in the late 80's in the Caribbean when she was owned my Dr. Shimmert. She is the fast schooner that inspired us to start the regatta which has been a great success. We saw her several years ago, in need of a re-fit in Mallorca so it is wonderful to see her restored to her former glory. I still believe she was the greatest little ship we ever sailed in a long career on classic yachts. So I am writing to you to invite you to attend the 30th anniversary of our regatta next April. It would mean a great deal to have her join in as she was such an important part of the story. I realise you have charter plans but I thought that perhaps if I contacted you early maybe it might be possible to sell an Atlantic circuit and the regatta to your clients. I hear talk of a Panera Atlantic Classic Challenge and after the classics in early May there is feeder race to Bermuda for the America's cup too so it is an exciting year. Schooner America, Columbia and Spirit of Bermuda are all expected for that.Do look at our Website antiguaclassics.com to get a taste of our event. You would not be disappointed. Vixen 11 always loved our perfect Tradewinds conditions.I look forward to hearing from you and congratulations again on your fine restoration.Best regards, Jane Coombs, Vice Chairman of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta."
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Length overall including Yankee Boom is 23.64 mtrs. Hull material ferrocore (1978), covered with 4mm Epoxy inside and outside by J. Avoures in Florida.
New generator 2020, refit electric cables, all water tabs 2014, etc.
Simrad Gyro Compass, AIS sender/receiver 2018
Super Structure Construction
Herreshoff Manufacturing Company (Rhode Island)
<p>Main fridge needs refilling of cooling gas 134A. Woodwork outside is for 95% cleared of varnish and ready for a new varnish or covering systems up to owners choice. Force 10 stove has all parts but after change of burners recently its still needs to be reassembled but a replacement gasstove in place. </p>
The Herreshoff NYYC40 "Vixen" is a 78 feet long that boasts a 14 feet beam. The Herreshoff NYYC40 "Vixen" is made of epoxy composite. and can accommodate up to 14 passengers. comes equipped with anchor, battery, battery charger, cd player, dvd player, fire extinguisher, generator, heating, inverter, tv. as well as being equipped with compass, navigation lights.