She is designed by the famous American designer John G Alden in 1944 under the code name RENA CLASS 0744N.
Plans were bought from Alden Company, through Peabody Museum Massachusetts U.S. in 1975, by the British captain mr. Nigel Halliwell .
Construction (Iroko, for the hull and deck – mahogany, for the interior) tooke place in Cape Town and get done in 1984.
Her “father” Nigel choose this type of vessel because of the ideal water line for the ocean length of waves and because of the flexibility of sail area (two masts and double fore stay). So he believes that she was the right vessel to do transatlantic passages from South Africa to United States, from there to United Kingdom and back to South Africa !
His record ……… 60.000 nautical miles, in five years !!!
She came to us in 2012 and she had a respectfull restoration, to stay a jewel of the sea which takes us back to time.