Nerissa was commissioned as “Mistress Quickly” by Mr. W. Whitehouse-Vaux and built in Italy. While under construction, the owner disappeared for two years and the building was stopped. Voices say that he was a spy for the UK, on a mission in Russia!
Later, the boat was owned by Count Cinzano (of Martini…) Originally, Nerissa was a yawl. Three years after her launch, the mizzen was taken off and since then she has sailed as a sloop. Her impressive round cornered dog-house was a real nightmare for the Yard to build, but they succeeded and now it constitutes her major feature.
|Type of Boat:||10.5-Metre|
|Built By:||Cantieri Vincenzo Beltrami|
|LOA m / ft:||16.30m / 53'4"|
|LOD m / ft:||16.30m / 53'4"|
|LWL m / ft:||12.20m / 40'|
|Beam m / ft:||3.85m / 12'6"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.39m / 7'8"|
|Construction:||Teak planking on oak frames with monel reinforcements. The deck is teak on acacia beams.|