Yacht: Zinita

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Commissioned by the Connel family and built according to the Second International Rule.

Was also named ‘Zinita of Chichester’ in 1971.

Sailed to Norway and to Germany.

In 1991 she was brought to Holland and plans were made to restore her. The particular owner however, took on another challenge and Zinita’s restoration plans were aborted. It would take another 5 years before the meticulous restoration materialized, initiated by new owners.
The vessel was completely stripped, all fittings and rigging taken off and the interior taken out. The bare hull was sandblasted and dried and only then could be determined what damage was done by ware over a period of 70 years. A “battleplan” was drawn up and in conjunction with De Jager & Simhony Yacht Design, Naval architects and Engineers, she was completely rebuilt. She also received a completely new interior to serve owner and crew. A low profile superstructure and skylights were fitted to create more headroom and light below decks. Her interior is a mix of modern and classic materials creating a higher level of comfort and luxury for both owner and guests.
Registered as “Ned 1” (formerly K8) she was, and maybe still is, the only Dutch 12-Metre Class yacht to compete in the exclusive and famous Mediterranean 12-Metre Regatta Class.
Competed in VIII Puig Vela Classica of Barcelona in 2015.
Puig Vela Classica 2015

Puig Vela Classica 2015

Designer: William & R B Fife
Type of Boat: 12-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Cutter
Year Built: 1927
Built By: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland
LOA m / ft: 19.96m 65'4"
LOD m / ft: 19.96m/65'4"
LWL m / ft: 11.96m/39'2"
Beam m / ft: 3.76m/12'3"
Draft m / ft: 2.57m/8'4"
Yard No: 749
Sail Stats Sail Area: 147sq.m
Construction: Wood on steel frames. The keel and sternpost are made of teak.

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