Price for rent, starting from
$ 5,070 per day
AELLO one of the very few Classic Gaff Schooners sailing today. Build in 1921 by the renowned Max Oertz in Hamburg. After her extensive major refit 2009 to 2011, she is kept in excellent shape and maintained to a pristine condition. Come and feel the True spirit of sailing
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The sail yacht AELLO is a classic yacht of a bygone era with a rich history.
When Antonios Benakis moved to Greece permanently, he made his historic return voyage from Alexandria onboard Aello. After many years of sailing on the Mediterranean Sea, Aello was eventually bought by a Baron and Admiral of the British Empire who began a lengthy voyage around the world that spanned over many years. Sail yacht Aello was sold after the World War II and was subsequently abandoned in a mud-berth in England where she lay for nearly four decades. The mud where she rested on had the fortunate characteristic of preserving her hull.
In 1985 Aello's was re discovered by New Zealander Cameron Chisholm who acquired her and undertook a lengthy restoration that lasted for more than four years and was carried out in Bristol and Southampton by Britain's most skilled craftsmen.
The wood used to refit and rebuild the vessel was in fact salvaged from a vessel that sank in 1917 that was carrying a cargo of Burma teak, an exceptionally rare and beautiful wood, bringing her back to her former glory.
Part of AELLO’s uniqueness stems from the fact that she is the only yacht in the world that is built entirely, both hull and interior cabinetry, with this precious wood for the last 50 years. After a few voyages to Malta and the Mediterranean, Aello was acquired for a short period of time by an Italian sailing lover who took her to the Caribbean and the Pacific traveling via Panama.
In the 90's the classic yacht Aello found its way to Maine and Fort Lauderdale of Florida, the largest sailing port of the United States as she was acquired by a member of one of American's most famous families of industrialists. There she was groomed and perfected to win many international regattas. After many voyages on the American coastline and expeditions across the Atlantic to take part in races, Aello founds it way back to Europe. AELLO was at last acquired by a Greek ship owner and art lover who brought her back to Greece were she enjoys her former glory, sailing under the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and sun. She is the only schooner of her size bringing together such history, incredible craftsmanship, speed and unparalleled beauty.
The yacht AELLO has a comfortable interior with a main salon equipped with a bar, a 42inch wide Screen plasma TV with state of the art sound system (Bose Surround sound) and DVD provide high quality entertainment yet are discretely hidden so as not to interfere with the relaxing ambiance. The chandelier is an original 1930's Art-Deco piece. The finest Wedgwood china, Cristofle silverware and exquisite crystal glassware make dining an exclusive experience.
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