Monday, October 19, 2009

The One Thing I Wish to Own More Than Anything in the World...

designed by revered naval architect john alden, she was first launched in 1929, named karenita. she has had many owners and other names since. this is her in the 1940's, named sirocco. she's a 75 foot ketch

here she is in the grenadine islands in the 1970's

and in the south of france in 2004, renamed her original 'karenita' and fully restored

she just went up for sale again. if i owned her i'd never let her go. i'd rename her sirocco-a hot wind that blows from the african sahara to the mediterranean. if only she could tell her tales

the interior, all mahogany, her deck is teak

lounge from a different angle

aft stateroom

navigation desk