Nereida, which means “sea nymph” is a classic yacht built of iroko and teak. She was designed by John Alden, possibly the greatest naval architect who has ever lived. She is a ketch – that means that she has two masts, both of them forward of the wheel (A yawl, the other classic two-masted yacht shape has one mast forward of the wheel and one aft) Only a handful of these classic yachts were ever built – one for an Egyptian prince. They were renowned not only for their extreme elegance but for their steadfastness under heavy seas, and Nereida has crossed the Atlantic several times.
Inside she is furnished in classic style – panelled in mahogany with brass fittings. She has master cabin in the bow , two further bunks in the saloon and a further double cabin and crew quarters in the dog house at the stern.
Restored by the current owners in 2012, she fully conforms to EU safety regulations, with lifejackets for adults and children, and a life raft. She has state-of the art navigational equipment and is fully licensed for tourist use. She is available for sailing holidays, short boat trips and private charter.