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SKYTHIA Yacht for Sale

78' 3" (23.86m)

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The striking SKYTHIA is a 78.3’ (23.86m) replica schooner built in 2005 by Nautica, in one of the oldest shipbuilding regions on the Baltic shores of Bulgaria. She is a replica of the AMERICA, arguably the most famous racing yacht ever, and the vessel behind the naming of the America’s Cup. 

A steel-hulled, gaff-rigged schooner, her classic exterior has been meticulously maintained. An enormous bowsprit comprising almost one-third of her length provides tack points for two furling headsails. Beautifully varnished cap-rails and skirting boards frame her solid teak decks, and two varnished coach roofs are crowned with brightly shining brass-framed hatches. SKYTHIA’s recently painted black hull is trimmed with intricate gold-colored bow carvings. 

With some enviable results on the classic racing circuit, SKYTHIA is also a successful charter yacht, performing superbly for corporate, team building as well as for private cruising. She can accommodate six to eight guests across three well-appointed cabins, with room for four crew members. Her full-beam master cabin is midships ahead of the saloon, equipped with two large beds outboard to port and starboard, and has a separate en-suite and shower forward. Her guest cabins have a private entrance from the deck midships. Bunk beds to port and starboard also have their own en-suite and a large shower cubicle. 

SKYTHIA’s main salon is comfortable and homely, with richly oiled teak sole boards creating a classic, clean feel. A dining table for six to port is the perfect spot out of the elements, and with a lounge area to starboard with sofas and a coffee table, it’s the perfect area to socialize. Her navigation and communication area is located in the salon, aft starboard. The well-equipped galley to starboard, with all the modern amenities one would expect plus a wine fridge. Another dining area is located in the aft cockpit, well-protected and seating eight around a beautifully varnished cockpit table with curved teak benches.

Having undergone a major refit in 2020-2021, SKYTHIA’s 370HP Yanmar engine was fully serviced at 1,400 hours (summer 2022). She enjoys a new Fischer Panda Generator (4,000s Neo), a new Quick hot water boiler and new service batteries with Mastervolt chargers. Her engine room was replumbed, rewired, repainted and reinsulated. She was also outfitted with a new Raymarine instrument package. She was fully repainted and varnished. 

In near-perfect condition, SKYTHIA is ready to go. With an incredible legacy behind her, and a proven race pedigree, she is the perfect yacht for those interested in the upcoming America’s Cup in Barcelona, whether for a charter business or a head-turning spectators’ platform. In between charters and classic regattas, SKYTHIA makes for a very comfortable cruising yacht.


  • SKYTHIA is a modern replica of the world´s most famous racing yacht, AMERICA
  • In near-perfect condition after an extensive refit in 2020-21
  • Category A charter coded for day trips with up to 20 guests with huge potential for the upcoming America's Cup cycle in Barcelona
  • Proven race pedigree on the Classic Regatta circuit with numerous Class wins
  • SKYTHIA sleeps up to 12 people


Builder Nautica
Model america's replica
Length (LOA) 78' 3" (23.86m)
Year 2005
Year Refit 2021
Draft 8' 10" (2.70m)
Beam 18' 8" (5.7m)
Location Rostock, Germany


Staterooms 3
Sleeps 8
Heads 3
Crew Cabins 1
Crew Sleeps 4
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 78' 3" (23.86m)
Min Draft 8' 10" (2.70m)
Max Draft 8' 10" (2.70m)
Displacement 55


Hull Material Steel
Hull Config monohull
Stabilizers None


Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 6LYA-STP
Power HP 0
Power KW 0
Fuel Type Diesel
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Built in 2005 in Varna -one of the oldest shipyards on the Baltic shores of Bulgaria- as a replica of the AMERICA, SYKYTHIA is a steel-hulled gaff-rigged schooner. With some envious results on the Classic Racing circuit, SKYTHIA is also a successful charter yacht and performs superbly for corporate, teambuilding, and private cruising. She features a steel hull, teak decks, and wooden masts.

SYKTHIA is a replica of the legendary sailing yacht "America". Legendary because in 1851 it shook the self-confidence of Great Britain's seafaring nation for a long time. Back then, Queen Victoria instituted a Hundred Guinea Cup (now the oldest running sporting competition in the World, The America's Cup) for the winner of a race around the Isle of Wight.

There was only one yacht from the New World that took part in this competition, the "America". She was ridiculed by the elite of British yachting for her bow shape. This ship was the first sighted by Queen Victoria on August 22, 1851, at 8:37 p.m. When she asked about a second yacht, the Queen got the legendary answer:

"Your Majesty, there is no second!"


The classic exterior is striking with two tall, wooden schooner rigs and an enormous bowsprit comprising almost one-third her length. 

Beautifully varnished caping rails and skirting boards frame the solid teak decks. The two varnished coach roofs are crowned with brightly shining brass framed hatches.

SKYTHIA´s freshly painted black hull is trimmed with intricate gold-colored, bow carvings.


Aft Deck: Comfortable and well-protected aft-cockpit with curved teak benches seating up to 8 people around a beautifully varnished cockpit table.


SKYTHIA accommodates 6-8 guests in 3 cabins, plus 4 crew members.

Owner: Full beam master cabin midships ahead of the saloon with two large beds outboard to port and starboard, and with separate ensuite and shower forward.

Guests: Private entrance to guest cabin from deck midships. Bunk beds port and starboard with separate ensuite and large shower cubicle.

Crew: Separate entrance from deck forward.Bunk beds to port and starboard with storage, hanging lockers, and washroom forward.

Main Salon/dining: A comfortable and homely saloon. Dining table for 6 on port side with a lounge area to starboard with sofas and coffee table.

Navigation and communications area in aft starboard saloon.

Galley: Well-equipped galley on the starboard side, aft of the main saloon fitted with 2 large fridges plus a wine fridge.

SKYTHIA's interior is made of rich wooden floorboards. Her off-white hull, bulkheads, and ceilings combined with wooden trim result in a clean, classic feel. 


Yanmar 370Hp. 213kW. 6LYA-STP. 1,350hrs

Fischer Panda Generator. Neo 4000s. 350hrs


MasterVolt Chargemaster Plus 24/30-3

SBC Advanced Plus 250 12v/25A Quick battery charger

24v/220v Converters

6x 180Ah Batteries


Raymarine Plotter and Instruments

Raymarine DSC VHF

Pioneer CD AM/FM Radio

Raymarine AIS Class B Receiver A1700

Furuno Radar

ICOM Handheld IC-M



Tron SART-20 (search and rescue transponder)


Watermaker 40L/hr

Water purifier 

1x Electric head (master cabin)

1x Manual head (middle guest cabin)


AquaQuick Tender with Johnson 4-stroke outboard engine



Yanmar (6LYA-STP) engine fully serviced 1400hrs (Summer 2022)

New Fischer Panda Generator, 4000s Neo.

Engine room re-plumbed, rewired repainted and re-insulated.

New Quick hot water boiler

New Raymarine Instrument package

New Service batteries with Mastervolt and Quick chargers

Fully repainted and varnished

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