Classic German Frers Design. A true Ocean-Going vessel.
‘RENAISSANCE’ is an exceptional, well-cared for converted racing yacht designed by German Frers for the then Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. This 73 foot sloop was custom built of aluminium by Williams and Manchester, in Newport, Rhode Island. Today she is ready to cruise with 7 berths and 3 cabins (Captain's quarters and Crew quarters forward have been converted to storage but can be used as berths). Thoroughly detailed in the past two years when she received an extensive "face-lift", she can be run with just two people.
She underwent an extensive refit and update in 2000 and 2001, which included installation of a new Volvo TAMD41 200HP engine, a 12 kw Northern Light generator, most systems, a complete rig overhaul with new standing and running rigging, including a new hydraulic furler. The majority of the work was completed by what is today the Hinckley yard in Portsmouth, R.I.
Since 2008, she has been under new ownership. The owner has fully maintained and upgraded the boat where needed or desired. From 2012-2014, here is are some of the items done:
- Replaced Engine Head, rings, injectors, fully serviced,
- New hull paint (Navy Blue) - May 2014.
- Fresh Bottom paint July 2019
- Bow Thruster, finished in July 2014.
- New deck paint in Blue-Grey, stripped and repainted in Polyeurythane, with non-skid,
- New Biminis on cockpits,
- Teak coamings and deck hand-holds repainted in Polyeuthane paint, no more varnishing to do except in mid-ship cockpit!
- Rebuilt all winches, new buttons, fully serviced Harken winches, mast blocks,
- New AGM Batteries,
- Updated electronics to Garmin Charplotter (2011) and Raymarine e120 (2008),
- New LED lighting throughout the interior,
- Complete new headliners down below, plywood covered in epoxy then with new fabric.
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She has completed four very successful trans-Atlantic crossings, and participated in the America’s Cup Jubilee (2001). Her new owner brought her from Rhode island to Cartegena, Colombia, and then to Panama.