S.Y. Elena

55m | 2009



A meticulous recreation of the Transatlantic Race record holder from 1928, Elena combines classic racing pedigree with contemporary comfort.

Built in 2009, her speed under sail is uncompromised by her exquisite luxury. She is confirmation that elegance and style truly stand the test of time.

The modern day Elena represents her predecessor’s old-world elegance but with all the necessary modern touches. Stretch out on the sun pads, enjoy a book on the bow or take dinner at the handcrafted teak table while watching the setting sun.

Elena’s astounding expanse of teak decks offers a variety of areas for charter guests. Yet when regatta days roll by, she transforms into a racing thoroughbred manned by a seasoned sailing crew.

Elena’s crew can create your own aquatic playground – both above and below the waves. With equipment for kitesurfing, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, fishing and water-skiing behind the Valiant 4.5m tender.

Days fly by in a rush of fun and sun. After all that action, Elena’s crew can arrange for a masseuse to soothe tired muscles in time for tomorrow’s jam-packed schedule.

Below decks, polished mahogany panelling conceals an array of sophisticated electronics to entertain the guests accommodated in each of her five cabins.
Natural light filters through the overhead skylight, making Elena's period fittings shine in the sunlight.

However, it is from her decks that you truly appreciate this yacht’s scale and grandeur. These vast expanses of teak are as practical for ocean going as they are for lazy lunches and alfresco cocktails.

Sailing aficionados take note. In 2012, in Italy’s San Remo shipyard, Elena was returned to its original rig from a century ago. The sailing refit introduced a new full-length bowsprit, a new boom, fresh sails and lighter spinnaker. She can now sail, accelerate and cut through the water faster than ever before


  • Type sailing yacht
  • Hull Steel, Schooner yacht
  • Shipyard Factoria Naval de Marin, Spain
  • Length 55 m | 180' 5''
  • Beam 8.14 m | 26' 8''
  • Draft 5.2 m | 17' 1''
  • Year 2009
  • Gross tonnage 157 GRT
  • Classification Lloyds
  • Engine make MAN
  • quantity 1
  • power per engine 600 HP
  • cruising speed 11 KNOTS
  • Maximum speed 13 KNOTS
  • Range 3000 nautical miles at 10 knots
  • Exterior designer Herreshoff
  • Interior designer Steve McLaren
  • Number of guests cruising 12
  • Number of guests sleeping 8
  • Cabin configuration 2 double, 2 twin
  • Number of crew 8
  • Flag United Kingdom (GB)
  • Winter cruising area Unavailable
  • Summer cruising area Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Balearics

Special features

Elena is a race winner! She has won several regattas. Elena was fitted with a new boom, sail plan and bowsprit in 2012, based on the original 1911 sail plan.

Elena has an expansive deck, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

Elena has 2 tenders on board for exploration.


  • 5.4m RIB
  • 4.5m Valiant with 50hp 4 stroke Mercury outboard engine
  • 2 x Kayaks
  • Kite surfing equipment
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Waterskis
  • Wakeboard
  • Fishing equipment
  • Rendez-vous diving



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