A Sailing Yacht That Has Been Meticulously Restored, Blending Old-School Aesthetics With A New Engine, Is Now Available For Purchase.
'Captain Cook', a 100-foot sailing vessel which is home to an elegant Colonial-style interior, is complemented by a beautiful wooden exterior.
Despite the fact that Captain Cook spent 30 years on the high seas, his sailing yacht still looks brand new, even after 30 years. There is no doubt that a good refit can have such a powerful impact.
Gulluk Shipyard delivered this classic schooner to a new owner in 1993 after undergoing a meticulous makeover that brought her back to life and prepared her for the waves ahead. It has just been announced that Ocean Independence has just listed the renovated 100-footer for $1.9 million (€1.8 million) on their website.
It was requested by the owners Ahmet and Cigdem Ongun that the vessel be restored from the keel up so that all the parts could be replaced. The elegant wooden exterior of the yacht largely remained unchanged, with one major exception: The original two-tone finish on the sides of the hull was replaced with a navy blue hue that is much more subtle. As a result, the vessel is given a more modern feel, which doesn't detract from the charm that makes her so charming.
“During the rebuild we went to great lengths to not change the exterior dimensions by an inch,” according to Ongun. “Her proportions are what make her sit so nicely on the water, and maintaining this was a priority for us.”
In order to add a little bit of nostalgia to the new interior, the design was inspired by traditional British colonial styles. It was Cigdem's responsibility to make sure that the décor of the vessel matched that of the rest of the vessel, which was why she sourced an array of vintage furniture and beautiful Italian fabrics. It was also modified so that the flow between the cabins was improved as a result of the new layout.
Captain Cook's engine was completely rebuilt in order to improve its performance in the waves, according to Rich Report. In addition to her cruising speed of nine knots, she will now offer a top speed of eleven knots as well as a range of 750 nautical miles under the mill alone. If the wind is blowing, she can also sail indefinitely (and pick up a little more speed) if she uses that power.
A high-end hotel in Turkey called Sabrina's House has successfully hired the yacht over the past three decades for luxury cruises as a honeymoon charter yacht in the Caribbean and as a luxury cruise yacht for luxury cruises for a high-end hotel in the Caribbean.
After purchasing the vessel from the hotel in 2017, the Onguns decided to change the name of the vessel from Miss Sabrina to Captain Cook. In Ahmet's opinion, the schooner's classic colonial design was an appropriate tribute to the British explorer who had given the vessel its name. There is no doubt that the Captain would be proud of what he accomplished.