Designed by Philip L Rhodes, whose yacht Weatherly successfully defended the 1962 Americas Cup, Madiba was launched in 1962 at the now world famous Abeking and Rasmussen shipyard in northern Germany.
Built using the toughest German steel, with Canadian spruce wooden masts, teak decks and mahogany interiors, Madiba's 57 ft (17.5m) offers sleeping accommodation for up to 5 guests in 2 double guest cabins and 1 single guest cabin, with en-suites.
Given her pedigree and grace, Madiba is the epitome of the classic ketch of yesteryear. She comes from the era of elegance and luxury, of writing desks and cigars, of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. She spent the first years of her long life sailing the waters of Nantucket and Cape Cod, the stylish 60's sailing playground of the Kennedys and Marilyn Munroe.
The generous aft and fore decks beckons one along for sunset cocktails and star lit dinners, while the main cockpit provides a cool setting for relaxed breakfasts and lunches. Sun-bathing on the foreword, main cabin top and aft decks. Generous awnings keep the heat factor low during the day, allowing gentle breezes to flow through....
Madiba offers sleeping accommodation for up to 5 guests in 2 double guest cabins and 1 single guest cabin, with en-suites.
thE CRUISING plan 2018-2019
During 2018 and 2019, Madiba will be based out of Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, Thailand, with cruises planned in the beautiful islands of the Western Thailand. Each night, Madiba will anchor off an island most with pristine beaches to enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and general relaxation.
Book a cruise:
Have a look at your schedule, talk to a few friends and click on the link below to send us an email with what you have in mind.