"Athena O"   Sterling Class Sloop Lying  Suffolk

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Athena O, Baltimore '98

Builder's Comments

The plans for this new sloop have been specially prepared for us by designer C. R. HOLMAN, to combine ease of handling with comfort and speed.

A large cockpit for sailing does not intrude upon the spaciousness of her cabin with its 6 ft. headroom. Accommodation is provided for four people and allows for a large galley, separate W.C. compartment together with ample locker and hanging space. 

A simple yet strong construction of high specification and good craftsmanship ensures a long trouble-free life whilst new materials reduce maintenance problems.


Athena O alongside in Lemvig, Denmark July '94

Previous Owner's Comments

"Athena O" has had 4 Owners from new and has been maintained in first class condition, latterly by Jim Spencer and Colin White of Brightlingsea. She spent her first 29 years in the West country where she was built; she was cruised extensively in the Western Channel.

Athena O in Harlingen June '94

I bought her in 1992 and after her refit at Falmouth sailed her to Brightlingsea where she has lived until now. I sailed her to Holland and Denmark, finding her an excellent comfortable sea boat making fast passages. She has cruised round the East Coast as far as Wells, and in 1998 she went to Ireland, as far as the Shannon, making the passage from Cork to Falmouth in 36 hours. 

Since then I have been able to sail her much less and am sadly selling her, although our grandchildren have started to enjoy sailing in her.

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Broker's Comments

I have known and admired Athena ever since she arrived on the East Coast in the early 1990s and have witnessed the loving attention given to her during her fit out each year. Her current owner bought her through me last year but has not had the time to be able to enjoy her and has therefore reluctantly decided to sell her. 

She is a real eye catcher and has proven capability. Whoever buys her will love her.

Adrian Espin

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: Freephone 0800 068 6190 or 01206  305996 
     or email to: adrian@EasternYachts.com
The particulars given above are believed to be correct but the Vendor does not make or give and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.