Northrop & Johnson is delighted to announce the in-house sale of the 122-foot (37.19m) ATLANTIDE by Yacht Broker Hank Halsted, representing the buyer and the seller.
Built in 1930, ATLANTIDE has been the pinnacle of iconic classic yachts at every turn of her 90-year history. Christened as CALETA, she was designed by Alfred Mylne and built by Phillip and Sons of Dartmouth for Sir William Burton, the helmsman of J-Class SHAMROCK, England’s challenger to the America’s Cup in 1930. Burton enjoyed the yacht as a tender to his 12 Meters for a decade until she was recruited to England’s fleet of “Little Ships” for Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of English and Allied troops from Dunkirk. Her service entitled her to be one of the few yachts invited to fly the distinguished St. George’s Cross.
ATLANTIDE was purchased by a Greek shipping magnate after WWII and underwent a two-year total restoration at Thornycroft Shipbuilding, Southampton. She was relaunched as ARIANE in 1948 and graced the Mediterranean’s waters for the next half a century until Yachtsman Tom Perkins purchased her. The motorsailer then underwent a total rebuild and refit at Camper & Nicholson with naval architecture by Nigel Gee & Associates and a new interior, deck and superstructure by Ken Freivokh Design. With $18,000,000 to $20,000,000 spent, this is reputed to have been one of the most expensive refits per meter to date.
Relaunched as new in 1999 and again refit from 2013 to 2015, ATLANTIDE is arguably the world’s most elegantly detailed expedition Motorsailer. Fully stabilized and with a proper sailplan on two spars. ATLANTIDE is a kinetic sculpture, a work of art that comes to life in the utilization. The yacht showcases Art Deco aspects throughout her design and décor to a standard that celebrates the glasswork of renowned Deco artisan Rene Lalique, to an unparalleled level of detail.
ATLANTIDE offers accommodations for six guests in three elegant staterooms, which include a master, VIP and a double bed stateroom. The yacht also has main and dining salons, wheelhouse, and entertaining decks that are sculptures unto themselves.
In a magnificent echo of yachting history, ATLANTIDE has been purchased by International Yachtsman Jim Clark, owner of the J-Class Yacht, HANUMAN. A replica of the 1936 J-Class, ENDEAVOUR II, HANUMAN was built by the Royal Huisman Shipyard in 2009 and has shared the J-Class podium ever since. Having been the tender to the J-Class SHAMROCK after her initial launch in 1930, ATLANTIDE is once again tender to a J-Class Yacht, 90 years later.