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Year of construction 1930
Material Wood
Length 125.98 feet
Width 23.0 feet

1x275Hp. Puritan is an absolute beauty, a true labour of love and these days on board will be ones I will cherish dearly.

Basic data of the Gaff Schooner

  • Seller:Sea Independent
  • Reference:SI200139CH
  • Brand:Gaff
  • Model:Schooner
  • Ship's name:Puritan
  • Motorization:1x275Hp
  • Category:Sailing Yacht
  • Additional category:Classic yacht
  • Year of construction:1930
  • Last refit:1990
  • Material:Wood
  • Experience: A day of boating fun, Family holidays, Sailing races
  • Length:125.98 feet
  • Width:22.97 feet
  • Draught:8 feet
  • Variable draught:No
  • Beds:8fixed, 7 for staff
  • Country: France
  • To view in sales harbour/showroom: No , Mediterranean French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia
  • Price:price on request
  • Account Manager: Marcel Borgmann



  • Remarks:

    Puritan's shape and her look fulfill and gratify any classic yacht lover's desire of beauty and harmony and John Alden's powerful lines are a statement of seaworthiness. The elegance and charm of her interior and the warm atmosphere enhanced by the light Oregon pine finish makes any guest feel at ease and welcome, uncluttered by unnecessary additions or frills.
    One of the great yachts of all time and for the first time after twenty five years she is again available for your next cruises.

    SIZE 38.4m - 8 GUESTS - YEAR 1930 - 7 CREW - 4 CABINS
    Cruising area Mediterranean French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia.
    Cruise offerings: day and week charter , regatta & event
    Guests max: 8 persons week charter, day charter 12 Persons Reception and Events max 35 people
    Crew: Captain, engineer, 1st Mate, Cook, Hostess, Deckhand
    Price € 45.000 - 50.000/week+VAT+Expenses depending high or low season.

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  • Designer: John Alden
  • Shipyard: John Alden
  • Draught: 240 cm
  • Displacement: 180 tonnes
    180 Tons
  • Comments:

    Originally commissioned for Mr Edward M. Brown, a member of the New York Club in 1929, designed by the renown naval architect John G. Alden and still considered his masterpiece, she was built in steel hull and with teak deck and superstructures in 1930 at the Electric Boat Company, the same company that had been appointed by the US navy to build US submarines.

    Being used as private yacht until 1941, Puritan has served under the US navy to patrol off the Mexican costs in the vicinity of the Guadalupe Island, about 350 miles south of San Diego and 150 miles seaward of the Guadalupe. At that time she was converted into a military ship, with officers sleeping on the after part and enlisted men forward. Puritan was credited with sighting a Japanese submarine which was supposedly later sunk, due to her radio call.

    After the WWII, the new owner, Harry Bauer, invited the American Museum of Natural History of New York to organize an expedition to the Gulf of California using Puritan as its base. They sailed more than 4,000 miles and collected three quarter of a ton of scientific specimens, ranging from mollusks to whale skull, ranging age from Miocene to Pleistocene. The results of this expedition are still conserved at the Museum of Natural History.

    In 1967, Puritan was going to have her third birth: she was sold to Mariano Prado-Sosa, son of an ex-president of Peru, who brought her back to a yacht standard. New air-conditioning, new engine, new varnish... She was sailed as a Beauty Queen among the Caribbean Islands and Acapulco.

    In 1972, after being seized by the Peruvian government, she was again sold to Bill Bolling, and Petsy Kennedy, an American gentleman who had just sold his previous boat to Teddy Kennedy, before falling in love with this beautiful schooner. He restored her again and sailed her to win the Mystic Schooner race in her class, in Connecticut. She then was put for charter in the Caribbean Sea.

    In 1991 she was sold the Ferruzzi family, who was supporting the Italian Challenge to the America's Cup in 1992 with 'Il Moro di Venezia' and attended all the Round Robins as the family yacht. She has been sailed privately in the Caribbean as well as the Mediterranean Sea, since then until 2015.

    In 2015, she has been sold to the current owner, who is a classic yacht passionate and owns already another classic schooner built in 1937, Orianda, and a gaff cutter racer 10m international class built in 1910, Marga.

    After 25 years, Puritan, is finally back in the charter market. She will be sailing in the Mediterranean Sea for the next two seasons but the owner is planning to sail her to the Caribbean and to Antigua in the very next future.


  • Cabins: 4 Cabins
  • Berths: fixed: 8 crew: 7
  • Comments:

    Rigging: Gaff Schooner

    Shipyard: John Alden

    Year: 1930

    Lenght: 126ft - 38.4m

    Beam: 23ft - 7.00m

    Cabins: 4 double suites (one convertible) + Crew quarter

    Guests: up to 8 guests

    Engines: 1x275hp

    Top speed: 11kts

    Cruising speed: 8kts

    Consumption: 45L/h

    Crew: Captain + six

Engine, electrics

  • Brand: 1x275Hp
  • Max speed: 9.5 Club
  • Cruising speed: 95 knots
    9.5 Club

Deck Equipment

  • Comments:


    A wonderful deckhouse hosts a superb navigation room with access to charts and electronics in a great comfort.

    All the furniture and panelling in original or restored Oregon Pine wood.

    Owner's Suite with king bed

    Owner's Desk with drawers and bookshelves

    Owner's Office convertible into a cabin with queen bed

    Two VIP staterooms with queen bed

    All cabins have their en-suite bathrooms

    Waterskiing, wakeboard, donut with a 15ft/5m tender with a 45Hp powerful engine.

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