Yacht: Astra

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Astra and Candida, Guillaume Plisson

Astra and Candida, Guillaume Plisson

Built for Sir A Mortimer Singer KBE, the sewing machine tycoon.

In 1931 Astra was modified to compete under the J-Class rule and performed well in light airs.

Other owners include Sir Howard Frank and Hugh Paul.

In 1950 she was sold to an Italian who converted her to a yawl rig.

In 1987 she was completely restored at the Cantieri Navali Beconcin of La Spezia.

Moved to Greece in the summer of 2012.

Designer: Charles Ernest Nicholson
Type of Boat: 23-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Cutter
Year Built: 1928
Built By: Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport
LOA m / ft: 35.05m / 115' (originally)
LOD m / ft: /
LWL m / ft: 22.86m / 75' (originally)
Beam m / ft: 6.16m / 20' 2 (originally)
Draft m / ft: 4.21m / 13' 8 (originally)
Yard No: 355
Sail Stats Sail Area: 755 sq.m
Construction: Honduran mahogany planking on steel frames with yellow pine decks.
Other:
Original tonnage: 164

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