Van de Stadt 41, ALBATROS – Always the prettiest yacht in any anchorage…
January 23rd, 2019
This charming contemporary classic was made flesh in 2006 to designs by Van de Stadt; with her build overseen by her current, original owner, for whom superyacht build supervision is his business.
Van de Stadt 41, ALBATROS offers easy and rewarding sailing with an atmospheric and very comfortable interior – she even has a multi-fuel stove for dark evenings after sailing!
She has been conceived and built as easy to maintain, despite her gleaming varnish and traditional spars. She has offered enormous pleasure to this owner and now it is time for her to find a new family to enjoy sailing and the sea in a truly unique way.
Full specification available here – [OFF MARKET]
We thought that you might be interested to see this video which was produced in the late summer and which show ALBATROS doing what she does best –
She offers variable draft for creek crawling and getting into all those lovely anchorages inaccessible to many yachtsmen.
Before building ALBATROS, her owner read Norman L Skene’s book – Elements of Yacht Design, which was written in the early 1900s. Mr Skene says –
“Beauty is a valuable quality in a yacht, a never ending source of satisfaction to the owner and a tangible asset when he desires to sell. The external appearance must be in accord with the particular class of service for which the yacht was designed, and no matter how severe the conditions which she must meet, it is never necessary to design an ugly boat.”
These words were kept firmly in mind throughout the design and build process and the result is lovely.