$ 3,900,000

HERMITAGE Yacht for Sale

101' 9" (31m)
C.A. Morse Shipyard
Asking Price
$ 3,900,000

Not for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters.

Steeped in maritime history and lovingly restored to her former glory, HERMITAGE stands as a testament to the golden age of sailing. Crafted in 1929 by the C.A. Morse shipyard, now known as Lyman-Morse, in Thomaston, Maine, this classic sailing yacht boasts a rich pedigree and a storied past. Originally christened as SEA GYPSY, HERMITAGE participated in World War II, patrolling the waters near Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island as part of the picket patrol. In the years that followed, HERMITAGE continued to leave her mark, playing a pivotal role in the classic yachting movement and revival of the 1960s. With her sleek lines, traditional look and impeccable upkeep, she inspired a new generation of John Alden-styled schooners, setting the standard for elegance and craftsmanship. In the 1980s, she underwent a graceful transformation from a gaff-rigged schooner to a staysail schooner, further enhancing her performance and overall aesthetic.

Now, after an extensive 2 million dollar refit spanning 2023-2024, HERMITAGE emerges from her restoration as a timeless beauty. Every aspect of her design and functionality has been carefully reconsidered and meticulously upgraded, ensuring she remains at the pinnacle of classic yachting for generations to come. From her galley updates and air conditioning system to her electrical and navigational systems, no detail has been overlooked.

The 2023-2024 refit saw the installation of a new Sea Frost 12 Volt system in the freezer compartment, a state-of-the-art HVAC system to keep guests comfortable in any climate and the addition of a second Ramnarine chart plotter for enhanced navigation capabilities. Engine instruments were upgraded to OEM specifications, and Lewmar thrusters were rebuilt to ensure smooth maneuverability in tight quarters. The propulsion system underwent a comprehensive overhaul, with the inboard engine removed, rebuilt, and reinstalled, and new bearings, seals, and hoses added to the transmission system for improved performance and reliability.

Tankage and plumbing were also addressed during the refit, with new fuel, fresh water, and holding tanks installed to ensure ample supply on long voyages. An updated water-making system was rebuilt to provide fresh water on demand, while standing rigging, stays, shrouds, and halyards were renewed or replaced to ensure the utmost safety and stability under sail. Winches were upgraded to hydraulic Lewmar models for enhanced performance, and safety equipment, including bilge pumps and fire-fighting systems was added.

Despite her age, HERMITAGE's interior spaces are as elegant and inviting as ever, with teak accents and dark glass cupboards lending a sense of timeless charm to the main salon and dining area. The salon is anchored by a large wooden dining table, perfect for meals or simply enjoying conversation. A large mirror adds to the sense of openness. The galley, positioned on the port side forward of the salon, combines modern convenience with classic elegance, featuring stainless steel countertops, a double sink and a Meile electric stove and oven. The modern yet classically styled galley further solidifies HERMITAGE’s commitment to maintaining traditional charm without compromising functionality.

Accommodating up to 12 guests in seven cabins, HERMITAGE offers a luxurious retreat. The owner's stateroom, situated on the port side aft of the salon, exudes classic elegance with its teak accents and tranquil ambiance. Bathed in natural light from a port window, the room features a welcoming double bed flanked by a wooden hanging closet and ample storage. A full en-suite bathroom adds convenience and privacy. Guests are treated to three staterooms on the port side, each designed for comfort and style. Detailed teak doors lead to cozy sleeping quarters with bunk-style twin beds, overhead lighting and portholes. Spacious hanging closets and additional storage ensure a clutter-free environment. A mirrored layout on the starboard side offers twin bunks and ample storage for added convenience. Starboard and aft of the salon, another guest stateroom awaits, boasting classic wood teak finishes and a comfortable double bed. A sink and hanging closet add to the room's functionality, ensuring a restful stay for guests. Forward, the final guest stateroom features a bright ambiance and a double bed with storage, providing easy access to the deck through the lazarette hatch.

HERMITAGE cuts a striking figure on the water, with her sleek lines and graceful silhouette evoking the timeless beauty of a bygone era. Her teak pilot house offers unparalleled panoramic views. To starboard is a second helm station ready for navigation and to port, a dedicated navigation station offers all the essential instruments and charts. The custom seating area forward features a U-shaped teak bench that provides the perfect vantage point for alfresco dining and soaking in the sights and sounds of her cruising grounds. 

Whether under sail or at anchor, HERMITAGE is a true masterpiece that captivates all who encounter her.


  • 2024 Refit: Boat like NEW
  • Classic Racing Ready: Carbon Fibre masts and booms, new rigging, new winches and sails in great condition
  • John G. Alden Design - clean lines, beautiful silhouette, impeccably designed
  • Cherubini Classic 225 Sport Tender


Builder C.A. Morse Shipyard
Model Custom
Length (LOA) 101' 9" (31m)
Year 1929
Year Refit 2024
Gross Tonn. 56
Draft 10' 5" (3.05m)
Beam 16' 4" (5.61m)
Location Newport, United States


Staterooms 7
Sleeps 14
Heads 3
Crew Sleeps 4

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 101' 9" (31m)
LWL 62' 5" (19.63m)
Min Draft 10' 5" (3.05m)
Max Draft 10' 5" (3.05m)
Fuel Tank 500 g (4,800 L)
Fresh Water 250 g (3,000 L)
Gross Tonn. 56
Displacement 83


Hull Material Oak
Ext. Designer John G. Alden
Max Speed 10 Knots
Cruising Speed 9 Knots
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Full Details

Refit And Upgrades

2022-2024 Refit: 
  • Complete overhaul of Windlass 
  • Rebed cabin house windows 
  • Bronze seacock brought to current ABYC standards
  • New standalone SeaFrost freezer
  • Entire HVAC system replaced 
  • Replaced house service batteries batteries (14 AGM) 
  • Raymarine Hybrid touch combination radar, speed GPS, chart plotter new 2023 (x2)
  • All engine equipment instruments are new (OEM)
  • Engine was removed, rebuilt and reinstalled 
  • Lewmar bow thruster rebuilt 
  • Fuel tanks new 
  • Fresh water tanks new 
  • Holding tanks and sanitation hose new 
  • Upgraded water maker
  • New Stainless steel Goosenecks 
  • Full rig inspection
  • All halyards and sheets new 2023
  • Deck winches replaced with 11 new Lewmar hydraulic winches, Nine #68 and two #58.  
  • Mast winches replaced with Andersem #46 two speed speed self tailing.  
  • New Halon 1211 automatic fire extinguisher 
  • New Electric bilge pumps (x4)
  • All mechanical systems renewed including engine and drive systems.
  • Planking renewed including a complete new stern
  • Full sanding and paint of entire vessel
  • Full interior renew floors, cabins, paint new head in bow cabin, fabrics etc 
  • Full varnish
  • Complete new A/C
  • All rigging revised and repaired.
  • All hydraulics repaired or replaced
2014-2015 refit:
  • 2 x hydraulic Schottel hydraulic drives removed and bench serviced 
  • Lewmar bow thruster -Carbon Main and Fore masts and standing rigging from GMT 
  • New Mainsail, Foresail, Fore-staysail, Genoa, Staysail and 2 Asymmetric spinnakers from Evolution sails 
2007-2009 Refit:
  • All planking, framing, floors, transom, transom framing and replaced
  • Stem, stem knee, horn timber and deadwood repaired or replaced
  • Keel inspected and bolts ex-rayed and found to be in good condition
  • New deckhouse/cockpit
  • New nav./electronics system
  • New Lewmar deck gear/winch package and hydraulic powerpack
  • New plumbing-new wiring, panels and charging system-new galley
  • 2 new Northern Lights generators
  • New MAN diesel D2866TE 300 HP
  • New Carbon “Park Ave” Main and Fore booms GMT
  • 3 x Anderson 46 winches (foremast halyards), 3 x Anderson 56 winches (main mast halyards), 9 x Lewmar 68 hydraulic winches (sheet winches)-2 x Seldon hydraulic furlers

Accommodations / Walkthrough

Introducing "Hermitage," a stunning sailing vessel that seamlessly blends timeless elegance, and the classic luxuries of living  aboard.
Upon boarding, you're immediately captivated by the expansive teak deck, setting the stage for the exquisite craftsmanship that defines this vessel. Adorned with faux painted carbon fiber masts and booms, Hermitage boasts a unique and striking exterior that commands attention.
As you move through the custom teak dining area on deck, you're drawn towards the helm and into the custom pilot house, offering panoramic 360-degree views. Whether navigating calm seas or braving rough waters, you'll feel secure and comfortable surrounded by top-of-the-line navigational systems and seating.
Descending below deck, you're greeted by the carefully crafted saloon. Directly to port lies the master stateroom, exuding sophistication and traditional comforts of a classic sailing yacht. The guest stateroom to starboard offers a welcoming retreat for visitors. Continuing forward, you enter the main dining area, bathed in natural light filtering through the skylight by day and illuminated by soft ambient lighting at night.
The galley beckons with its sleek stainless-steel appliances, complemented by dark teak cabinets, creating a space where culinary excellence meets elegant functionality. A conveniently located day head to starboard ensures comfort and convenience for guests.
Venturing further forward, you'll discover five elegantly appointed rooms, including three twin bunked rooms to port and one to starboard. The most forward room presents a double bedroom with ample light and direct access to the deck above. 
Hermitage exudes the elegance of a traditional sailing yacht and classic luxuries that come with it. This vessel creates a transformative experience sailing under the sunny blue skies or watching the sunset while dining on the custom teak deck table. Whether entertaining guests or embarking on a distant voyage, this vessel offers unparalleled adventures for all.  


"Hermitage" boasts a salon exuding timeless charm and practical sophistication. Anchored by a substantial wooden table, the space invites guests to gather for meals and conversation. Dark glass cupboards, reminiscent of the vessel's heritage, offers both aesthetic appeal and functional storage. Across the salon, a large mirror enhances the sense of openness, reflecting light and adding to the welcoming atmosphere. Here, guests can unwind, socialize, and create cherished memories in a setting that seamlessly combines tradition with modern comfort.


Positioned on the portside, just forward of the salon, "Hermitage's" galley is a harmonious blend of modern convenience and timeless elegance. The spacious layout ensures ample room for culinary endeavors while preserving the vessel's traditional charm. Stainless-steel countertops, a double sink, a Meile electric stove and oven, and a Grunert freezer are seamlessly integrated, offering top-of-the-line functionality that complements the teak and meticulously crafted wooden cabinets. This modernized yet classically inspired galley is a testament to the vessel's commitment to both style and practicality, providing a culinary sanctuary where culinary delights are prepared with ease and finesse. 

Master Stateroom And Head

Nestled on the portside aft of the galley, "Hermitage's" master stateroom is adorned with classic teak accents, exuding timeless charm and tranquility. Bathed in natural light streaming through a port light, the room features a welcoming double bed flanked by a wooden hanging closet and storage, seamlessly blending practicality with elegance. An ensuite bathroom offers convenience and privacy. In this master stateroom, every detail embodies the vessel's commitment to both classic comfort and sophistication.

Guest Stateroom(s)

On the port side of "Hermitage," three guest staterooms offer comfort and privacy, each boasting a similar layout designed for maximum functionality and style. Upon entering through detailed teak doors, guests are greeted by ceramic sinks, mirrors, and cabinetry to the left, providing essential amenities. Directly across, sleek bunk-style twin beds with overhead lighting, portholes, and reading lights offer cozy sleeping quarters, complemented by spacious hanging closets and additional storage to the right. Starboard, another room mirrors the layout, featuring twin bunks and ample storage. 
Starboard and aft of the salon, a guest stateroom welcomes guests with classic wood teak finishes, a comfortable double bed, sink, and hanging closet, ensuring a restful stay. Forward, the final guest stateroom boasts a bright ambiance and a double bed with storage, with access to the deck through the lazarette hatch. 

Navigation And Electronics

  • 4” Compass Mounted at main Helm 
  • VHF radio: ICOM IC M-504 
  • Autopilot: SIMRAD model AP25 
  • Depth sounders: B&G Network 
  • Speed Instruments: B&G Network 
  • Multi-function: Ramnarine Hybrid Touch combination Radar, depth, speed, GPS, Chart plotter. (Second added 2023) 
  • Wind: B&G Network 
  • Radar: Raymarine 

Engine And Mechanical Equipment

  • Propulsion system: Man D2 866 TE (rebuilt and reinstalled 2023) 
  • All engine instruments are OEM (NEW 2023) 
  • Firefighting: Fireboy 
  • Rudder position indicator: Simrad 

Electrical Equipment

  • D.C Electrical Systems: 12 and 24 volt systems 
  • Batteries all NEW (2023) 
  • A.C Electrical Systems: 50 amp 120/240 Volt system 
  • Generator: Two Northern Lights 25KW 

Deck And Hull

  • Teak decking (New 2009)
  • Anchor/ chain and locker accessed from top deck. 
  • Custom windlass
  • Lifelines double stainless steel port and starboard have boarding gates
  • Traditional schooner Butterfly Hatches 
  • Hydraulically powered Lewmar 68 self-tailing chromed winches
  • 1 Mainsheet
  • 2 Runner / Spinnaker Sheet
  • 1 Foremast
  • 2 Midship Trim
  • 2 Halyard
  • Manually Powered Andresen
  • 3 Foremast
  • 2 Mainmast
  • Spinlock Maxi Rope clutches for ease of handling running rigging
  • Stainless steel sheet lead tracks
  • Rondal and Harken stainless steel deck hardware throughout 
  • Oregon fir 4”-5” x 2” Planking, Bottom Longleaf yellow pine wood planks 
  • White paint, with gold cove stripe
  • GMT prepreg carbon fiber masts and pocket booms new 2015, with faux painted to appear as Sitka Spruce for traditional look.  1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging throughout, new 2015.
  • Genoa/Yankee Evolution Sails 
  • Staysail Evolution Sails  
  • Main Sail Evolution Sails  
  • Foresail Evolution Sails  

Pilot House

"Hermitage's" teak pilot house offers unparalleled panoramic views, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding seascape from every angle. With its custom teak construction, this commanding space provides a sense of elegance and functionality. To starboard, a second helm station stands ready for navigation, ensuring smooth sailing in any conditions, while to port, a dedicated navigation station offers access to essential instruments and charts. Comfortable seating invites guests to relax and take in the scenery, completing the perfect vantage point for enjoying the journey ahead.


The helm of "Hermitage" features an independent cockpit, where you can experience the thrill of sailing firsthand. Anchored by a beautiful wooden wheel and accompanied by a classic compass, this focal point exudes timeless charm and navigational precision. 

Dining Cockpit

Forward of the pilot house on "Hermitage," a custom seating area beckons guests to indulge in open-air dining and panoramic views of the surrounding seascape. The centerpiece of this inviting space is a u-shaped custom teak bench, thoughtfully designed to accommodate guests in comfort and style. An attachable teak table provides the perfect setting for al fresco meals, creating unforgettable dining experiences against the backdrop of 360-degree views of the ocean. Whether savoring a gourmet meal or simply basking in the beauty of nature, this custom seating area on deck promises moments of relaxation and tranquility that define the essence of life at sea.


This Cherubini classic 225 sport, will turn heads with its mahogany decks, clean lines, and elegant design. It is the perfect boat to pull up to the dock for dinner, go on an intimate joy ride and tender, as it handles well in all types of weather. 

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