Shenandoah of Sark

Build to exhilarate, built to endure…

Like a beautiful opera or painting, Shenandoah delights and exhilarates.

Built in 1902 by the renowned shipyard Townsend & Downey, Shenandoah incorporated cutting-edge design, craftsmanship and elegance. She was built for speed and long-distance ocean sailing. Yet her legacy has been endurance. Embroiled in the upheavals of 20th Century Europe, she is one of the few classic masterpieces afloat today. In mint condition and technically up-to-date, Shenandoah has cruised in the world’s remotest areas, often under extreme conditions. A yachtsman’s sailing yacht, she is easy to handle, smooth and responsive, truly coming into her own in stiff winds and whitecaps.

“Built for global discovery…”
"Own your piece of Yachting History"


54.25 m
178 Ft


Townsend-Downey Shipbuild Company

New York

In 1902 Townsend & Downey built the mighty racing yacht Meteor III for the Kaiser Wilhelm II.

The three- Atlantic was launched in 1905. She won the Kaiser's cup and set a record for crossing the Atlantic under sail which stood unbroken for almost 90 years. Townsend & Downey also built the brigantine yacht Carnegie in 1909 for use in magnetic surveys in the Pacific Ocean in addition to eleven other yachts.


Theodore Ferris

Theodore E. Ferris worked for Townsend and Downey Company from 1898 until 1903. He became a recognized leader in marine architecture and designed and supervised the construction of ocean-going ships. His most important work was that connected with the standardization of plans and specifications of both steel and wooden vessels and the design and creation of the pre-fabricated ship.




1996 ShowBoats International Best Classic Yacht Restoration award.


“Under one of the masts a New Zealand Collector's Edition silver coin has been placed, as tradition demands, to mark the year of the refit - under the other two masts American coins from 1902 match the year she was built”.

2010 New Zealand Finalist 2010 Boat International World Superyacht Awards 'Refit of the Year'.

SHENANDOAH is perhaps the most famous and desirable of all the classic yachts afloat today. She combines all the attributes that make a yacht great beauty, comfort and speed.
Exterior and Sail Plan
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