Van der Graaf Classic Schooner

  • Profile
  • Classic Schooner-2
  • Layout
  • Saloon
  • Saloon
  • Guest cabin (port forward)
  • Guest cabin (port aft)
  • Twin guest cabin (starboard)
  • Cruising in Antigua
  • Racing in Porto Cervo
  • Racing in Porto Cervo
  • Visiting Trieste
  • Cruising in Capri
  • Visiting Portofino
  • Profile
  • Classic Schooner-2
  • Layout
  • Saloon
  • Saloon
  • Guest cabin (port forward)
  • Guest cabin (port aft)
  • Twin guest cabin (starboard)
  • Cruising in Antigua
  • Racing in Porto Cervo
  • Racing in Porto Cervo
  • Visiting Trieste
  • Cruising in Capri
  • Visiting Portofino
Price: 7,900,000  |  Year: 2000   |  Length: 162.5ft   |  Location: Spain

  • General:
    • Make/Builder: Van der Graaf
    • Model: Classic Schooner
    • Year: 2000
  • Dimensions:
    • LOA (m/ft): 49.53/162.50
    • Beam (m/ft): 8.14/26.70
    • Draft (m/ft): 5.21/17.10
  • Performance:
    • Max Speed (KNOTS): 15
    • Cruising Speed (KNOTS): 9
  • Capacity:
    • Fuel Tank (gal): 2370
    • Water Tank (gal): 3170
  • Engines:
    • Make: Baudouin
    • Model: 6R 124SR(5RP2)
    • Quantity: 1
    • Total Power (hp): 460

    Eleonora was built at the Van der Graaf shipyard in Holland to be an exact replica to Westward, one of the fastest schooners in the world which was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff.  One hundred years on, Eleonora follows Westward’s heritage of big schooner racing, along with offering comfort, space and an unforgettable cruising experience.  With no sacrifice to luxurious standards of comfort, Eleonora is astonishingly beautiful under sail with her slender hull cutting a pathway through the sea in an elegant combination of beauty and power.

Electrical & Mechanical Equipment:
  • Engine : 1 x 460hp Baudouin
  • Model : 6R124SR
  • Steering System : Hydraulic, with Hydraulic Simrad Autopilot
  • Power : 343kW/460 HP
  • Propeller : 4 Blades Fixed Prop, CJR of Southampton
  • Electricity : 24V DC, 220V AC, 380V AC
  • Shore Power : 380V 3 Phase, 63amp supply
  • Batteries : (a) AGM sealed 6V cells, 2700 a/h at 24V (b) Main Engine start : 126 a/h at 24V, (c) Generator start : 2 x 50 a/h at 24V, (d) Emergency : 300 a/h at 24V
  • Generators : 2 x Kohler
  • Power : 2 x 41 kVA 380V 3 phases
  • Inverters/Chargers : 2 x Victron 4500W
  • Air Conditioning : 3 x Compressors Chilled Water Condaria Unit, 10800 BTU with individual temperature and fan speed controls fitted throughout the yacht
  • Central Heating : Condaria/Element
  • Waste Water Treatment : Hamann black water treatment plant
  • Watermakers :  2 x Dessalator 200 litres/hr
  • Fresh Water Treatment : UV Light and Carbon Filter
  • Hot Water : 3 x 200 litres Immersion Tanks
  • Fire Alarm : Smoke/heat alarms throughout yacht
  • Heads : TECMA Macerator type

Electronics & Navigation Equipment :


  • 1 x Office computer
  • H.P. Photosmart C410 Printer/Scanner and Photocopier
  • 1 x  Navigation computer with Maxsea software and monitor
  • Repeat monitor at the helm station
  • Simrad IS 15 depth and boat speed
  • Furuno GPS Navigator GP-170
  • Simrad AIS transmit and receive
  • Furuno Navnet radar
  • Navtex ICS
  • Simrad Autopilot AP50


  • Sailor Standard C
  • Thrane & Thrane 150 Fleet Broadband sat phone
  • PABX managing satellite, 3 G fax and phone communications in all of the cabins and the crew quarters
  • Simrad Shipmate RS 8400 DSC VHF


Master Cabin Aft

This spacious and airy stateroom is accessed from the companionway entrance and runs the full width of the yachts beam. It is well illuminated by portholes and a large skylight. There is a large king size bed, fitted wardrobes, drawers, a dressing table and seating area with an office desk. The adjoining luxurious bathroom includes a marble topped bathtub, shower, twin basins and toilet.

Twin Guest Cabin, Starboard

Situated amidships with access from the companionway, it has two single berths, a wardrobe, drawers under the bunks, a bedside cabinet with a glass fronted bookcase above and a desk. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet.

Double Guest Cabin, Port Forward

This second stateroom is lavishly appointed with its own sitting area and table. The large comfortable queen size bed has numerous drawers and stowage below. There is a large bureau writing desk with a glass fronted bookcase above, a set of drawers, a wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.

Double Guest Cabin, Port Aft

Accessed from the main companionway, this spacious cabin with a queen size bed has also an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. It is well equipped with a writing desk, a with glass fronted bookcase above, a full-length wardrobe, a hanging closet and drawers.


This magnificent traditionally paneled saloon spans the full beam of the yacht. The mahogany dining table to port seats up to eight guests, while to starboard, there are two solid mahogany coffee table and a full-length settee. There are numerous sideboards, glass cabinets and lockers with a concealed hi-fi and television system. At the entrance is a bar with a drinks refrigerator.

Captain's cabin

Situated next to the navigation station and main companionway, it has a single berth, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is an en-suite shower room with a basin and toilet.

Galley and Laundry

The large all stainless steel professional galley is fully equipped with modern appliances, including a large oven, Siemens hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, ice machine and coffee machine. It is situated forward of the salon, and is accessible from both the crew quarters and the saloon. The laundry area is equipped with modern professional washing machine and a tumbler/dryer.

Crew Accommodation

There are eight crew berths in three cabins, which are all accessible from a separate crew companionway. There are two bathrooms with basins, showers, and toilets. A crew mess with TV is situated to starboard with a laundry area port forward.












Interior Equipment :
  • Flat screen TV 40" HD concealed in a mahogany cabinet in the saloon
  • DVD, Multi zone player NAD
  • Hi-fi in the saloon
  • IPod docking station
  • 1 x Cold room 220 V / Approx. 2,000 litres
  • 4 x Fridges 220 V / w x 220 litres, 1 x 170 litres
  • 4 x Freezers 220 V / 4 x 91 litres
  • 1 x Ice maker
  • 1 x Miele Pyro ceramic hob, 5 Nurners
  • 1 x SMEG Electric oven
  • 1 x  Nikae Microwave
  • 1 x Lamber dishwasher
  • 1 x Saeco professional coffee machine 
  • 1 x Miele professional 6 kg Washing Machine
  • 1 x Miele professional 6 kg Tumble Dryer

Exterior Equipment:
  • Windlass : Orvea 400V with warping capstan
  • Anchors : 2 x 250 kg Fisherman, to original Herreshoff design, stowed on deck
  • Anchor Chains : 120 meters 18 mm galvanized chain to Starboard and 160 meters 18 mm galvanized chain to Port
  • Winches : 5 x Meissner 500 series 24V electric, 2 x Meissner 300 series 24V electric,12 x Meissner 300 series manual and 4 Meissner 30 series maual
  • Hydraulic Steering : Traditional teak wheel
  • Compass : John Lilley compass housed in bronze binnacle
  • Tables : 2 x Collapsible smaller teak tables, Large removable teak table over the main saloon skylight
  • Deck Chairs : 4 x Reclining and 11 x Directors and Removable settees in front of the helm seat
  • Boarding Ladder : 1 x Teak platform with steps and bronze stanchions mounted amidships on starboard side
  • Swimming Ladder : 1 x Movable stainless, teak steps
  • Passerelle : 1 x Folding teak with bronze stanchions
  • Bilge Pumps : 1 x Electric Driven IFP Pump, 1 x Electric "D.A. BONE" pump, 1 x  Motor Driven IFP Pump and 1 x  Portable Diesel Driven IFP Pump

Sails, Rigging & Winches Euqipment :
  • Sail Area : 1,154 sqm upwind maximum and 2,083 sqm downwind maximum
  • Sail Wardrobe : Incidences, James Lawrence, North Sails
  • Main sail : 364 sqm
  • Jack Yard Top sail : 100 sqm
  • Fore Sail : 168 sqm
  • Fore Top Sail : 63 sqm
  • Staysail : 100 sqm
  • JIB 1 : 108 sqm
  • JIB Top 1 : 175 sqm
  • Ballooner : 649 sqm
  • Golly Wobbler : 529 sqm
  • Fisherman : 149 sqm
  • Queen Sail : 76 sqm

Sail Area in Fair Wind

  • Downwind : 2,083 sqm
  • Reaching : 1,227 sqm
  • Upwind : 1,154 sqm

Sail Area in Breeze

  • Downwind : 1,492 sqm
  • Reaching : 1,152 sqm
  • Upwind : 1,079 sqm
  • Upwind (basic 4 sails) : 700 sqm

Masts and spars : Oregon Pine

Standing Rigging

  • Galvanised Lower Shrouds, S/S
  • Uppers and Forestays

Running Rigging : Duratec and Southern Ropes assorted to suit

Simpson Marine Ltd
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