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This Herreshoff 58 ketch was built in 1962 by Astilleros Mallorca (Mallorca, Spain) to original Louis Francis Herreshoff drawings of 1931 of Tioga and Bounty to which Herreshoff took inspiration in 1937 to design and build the worldwide famous Ticonderoga of 73’ ,one of the fastest and sea worthiest yacht of the Yachting History . Denebola completed a circumnavigation and a half over several decades with its original owner and his family. She was totally restored by Charpentiers Reunis Méditerrannee at La Ciotat over a period of three years from 2011 and re-launched in April 2014.
The 2011-2014 restoration :
The planking above the waterline, Oregon pine, and below the waterline, Iroko wood, was replaced as well as the oak wood for the frame and the Teak for the deck. The deck is totally new as well as the superstructure.
Two new SOLE 42 HP diesel engines, stainless steel fuel and water tanks were installed in 2014 followed by all new electronics, batteries and safety equipment. The chainplates and steel reinforcements were replaced by stainless steel.
Main mast and mizzen mast are original as are all the bronze winches.
The planking above the waterline, Oregon pine, and below the waterline, Iroko wood, was totally replaced in 2013-2014 after a round the world circumnavigation, as well as the oak wood for the stem and the Teak for the deck. The deck is totally new as well as the superstructure. The chainplates and steel reinforcements were replaced by stainless steel.The boat is actually totally new !
The interior has been progressively outfitted since 2014. The salon, two pilot berths, chart table and galley furniture are in place . The master stateroom forward (queen double to port and single bunk to starboard) and bathroom with large shower and sink are installed and finished. A marine toilet is installed in the fore compartment .
The boat has successfully competed on the Mediterranean classic circuit over the last two seasons with good success. She is a very lively yacht and a certain head-turner at the dock with her elegant lines and cambered rigs.
After the restoration, in October 2021 Denebola took part to the Voile de St. Tropez . A video shot on board shows her sailing in strong winds.
Two new SOLE 42 HP diesel engines, stainless steel fuel and water tanks were installed in 2014 followed by all new electronics, batteries and safety equipment.Main mast and mizzen mast are original as are all the bronze winches.
New hydraulic steering system to replace the "continuous screw" steering system that was inadequate.
The main electrical switchboard and wiring were completed in 2017. All plumbing is operational and includes fresh water pump, hot water heater, hot/cold taps at galley sink, bathroom sink, bathroom shower and exterior deck shower. The yacht is equipped with grey and black water holding tanks.
2 x Sole Diesel Engines Year Built: 2014
Engine Model: Mini-44Engine Engine Power: 42 HP X 2 = 84
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (210 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (210 Liters)
LOFRAN horizontal electric windlass, 1800W
Main anchor chain: 60m, diam. 12mm
2 bronze barient winches size 28
2 bronze barient winches size 32
6 bronze cleats, Herreshoff design 200mm
8 bronze cleats, Herreshoff design 150mm
Standing rigging: stainless steel wire rope diameter 12 and 16mm (2004), equipped with bronze turnbuckles
Hot and cold deck shower
Sails & Rig
Main Sail: 71.25 square mt, Dacron, HOOD
Mizzen Sail: 28.91 square mt , Dacron, HOOD
Stay Sail: horizontal cut, Dacron, HOOD
Jib: light & heavy jibs, Dacron, HOOD
Jib top: light & heavy sizes, Dacron, HOOD
Furling Genoa: complete unit available
Rig :Original Oregon main mast (65'12")
Original Oregon mizzen mast (44'11")
Original Oregon bowsprit (12'17")
Depth sounder: NEXUS, triducer multisensor DST800V, new 2014
Wind speed and direction: NEXUS, type NX wireless wind transducer, new 2014
VHF: ICOM IC-M323, new 2014, antenna fitted on mast top
Service batteries: 12V / 690AH, new 2014
Engine batteries: 2x 12V/ 74AH, new 2014, connected with battery isolator model RCE/100-2E-3
3 battery switches
15m shore power cable, 12V / 80 Amp, new 2014
Charger: DOLPHIN PREMIUM, 12V / 80 Amp, new 2014
Alternator: 2 x 12V / 95 Amp, new 2014
Flares: complete set of 3 hand flares, 3 parachute rockets, 2 orange smokes, new 2014
Life vests: 8 life jackets, each with flash light and safety line, new 2014
Complete medical case, new 2014
2 electric bilge pumps with automatic switch, RULE, new 2014
Bronze bell on mast