Berthon is proud to be working with the Tall Ships Youth Trust on the sale of the STAVROS S NIARCHOS. An incredible ship, cutting an impressive sight whether heeling under the wind or cruising the calms of distant shores. While having the appearance of a classical tall ship she’s modern, coded to sail anywhere in the world and certificated to year 2020. Professionally maintained by Northern Marine Management Ltd, part of the Stena group, she’s fully equipped including 2 engines, air conditioning, sewage treatment, water makers, satellite communications and radar with the 6 water tight compartments making her one of the few Tall Ships in the world with proper survivability.
She was built in 2000 for the Trust, previously The Sail Training Association, to replace their iconic schooners – MALCOLM MILLER and SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.
She is unusual because she is a purpose built Brig suitable for adventure sailing, maybe in high latitude, or could be changed to meet the needs of a private owner. To replace the ship today would cost in the region of £20m. The Trust is delighted via Berthon to discuss her sale to enable it to reconstruct its fleet for the next chapter of its sail training voyage.
Uniquely, the Trust which has 60 years’ sail training experience during which it has trained over 110,000 young people, is also able to offer a comprehensive package of training should a new owner require this. This would include on-board training for the Buyer’s officers and crew, a comprehensive explanation of the ships’ systems and the supply of operating and technical manuals. The Trust are also able to assist her new owner to deliver the ship to her new home port.
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About the Tall Ships Youth Trust
The Trust is the world’s oldest and largest sailing charity for 12-25 year olds and celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee this year. It uses the power of sailing to increase disadvantaged and disabled young people’s chances in life – developing their life skills, increasing their self-esteem, motivation and aspirations, getting them fitter and more active, encouraging them into volunteering and improving their employability.
From the minute they step on board, the young people take responsibility for themselves and others as they set sails, helm, navigate, clean, cook and support their crewmates. Living, working and eating together in such a unique physically and mentally challenging environment they don’t just learn about life at sea, they learn about life itself.
As a result, they develop a wide range of skills relevant to all aspects of their everyday lives from self-reliance and communication to team working and social skills. Their self-esteem soars and they learn that the more they put into a task, the more they get out of it. Around 20% of them come back to join a team of 2,500 regular volunteers who donate over 100,000 hours a year.
The Trust’s fleet comprises the STAVROS, together with 4 x Challenge 72s originally built to circumnavigate against prevailing winds and currents for Chay Blyth’s Challenge Business. A 62’ catamaran and a 60’ ketch complete the fleet.
The Trust wants to continue and expand its important work, changing the profile of its fleet with a smaller tall ship to focus on smaller group work. So whilst the STAVROS has been an inspiration and a great ship to own, sadly she must now be passed onto another custodian. Meanwhile, she continues to offer sail training to the Trust’s youngsters and to be maintained to the highest standards.
Berthon are an international yacht sales organisation with its HQ in Lymington UK. With offices in France and the USA, Berthon is a well-known yacht brokerage house that specialises in high quality sailing, motor and performance yachts from 40 to 120 ft. They offer professional advice and help on all aspects of a yacht’s sale and purchase, and over half of our business is repeat custom.
Berthon has worked with the Trust for a number of years and were involved in the disposal of both the MALCOLM MIILLER and SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL as well as the purchase of the Trust’s 4 Challenge 72s.