Asking price €2,950,000 VAT paid

The legendary SAVANNAH is for sale - with her iconic status within the modern classic regatta fraternity, we expect this fast carbon composite sloop to receive much interest. Ideally set up to day sail with ease and minimal crew, SAVANNAH is a joy to sail. If you like to race, she has a well proven record worldwide and an enviable trophy cupboard! We invite you to visit this Pedrick Design masterpiece at her home port of St Tropez, France.

SAVANNAH’s all carbon kevlar construction ensures thrilling performance & impeccable balance thanks to her deep fin keel. In truth this Modern Classic Legend has never really been matched since her launch in 1997. Achieving a particularly good rating, it is no wonder SAVANNAH continues to turn heads on the racecourse where she has achieved podium results in Antigua, Newport RI, St Tropez and Cowes. With hydraulic winches & furling genoa, SAVANNAH can be easily sailed by 2-3 pers. and is an ideal purists cruising yacht in which to cruise the Mediterranean or US coastline. This is a fine yacht not to be missed! 

In 1997 the classic design of SAVANNAH set new standards of grandeur and elegance under sail. Her long overhangs and low freeboard were inspired by the magnificent J-Class yachts of the 1930's.  

Below the waterline, SAVANNAH has an efficient & fast cruising hull form, a deep fin keel and spade rudder. Utilising the latest composite engineering methods, her construction is of carbon fibre, kevlar and foam which creates a lightweight yet very robust hull. Savannah accelerates to exhilarating speeds. Engineered to be strong yet light, her efficient keel produces high sail-carrying power and superior performance to windward.

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA 90ft (27.43m)
LWL 59ft (17.98m)
Beam 17ft (5.18m)
Draft 11ft 5in (3.5m)
Displ. 95,000l (47.5tons)

Naval Architect: Pedrick Yacht Designs
Artistic Director: Randolph Watkins
Interior Designer: John Munford Design
Builder: Concordia Custom Yachts, Massachusetts. USA
Year: 1997

Construction:
All Carbon Composite Construction, Kevlar, S+E Glass, Corecell foam sandwich deck
Teak laid decks on carbon sub-deck (excellent condition)
Carbon reinforced traditional teak hatches, skylights, and companionways

 
Main Engine:    MAN D0826LE40, (270hp)
Engine hours:   5056 (Sept23)
Main engine reguarly serviced
Stern seal replaced 2021
ZF Reverse reduction gear box
3 blade Gori folding propellor (with overdrive)

Cruising speed under engine = 7-8 knots
In overdrive = 8.5 knots

Generator: Kohler 13.5Kw/230VAC/Single Phase (New 2021)
Engine hours = 447 (Sept23)
Batteries: 2 x Mastervolt 3500 Combi Inverter/Chargers
5 x 180Amph 24V Mastervolt Lithium-Ion Batteries (2019)
2 x AGM 12VDC starter batteries Main engine & Generator
Hydraulic Power: Lewmar 24VDC electric power pack
Engine driven Hydraulic PTO

Deck Winches:
2 x Hydraulic Lewmar 111 custom bronze alloy primaries
1 x Hydraulic Lewmar 66 main halyard winch
2 x Hydraulic Lewmar 77 main sheet winches
2 x Manual Lewmar 66 running backstay winches
3 x Manual Lewmar 66 reefing winches
Winches regularly serviced by the crew

Windlass: 1 x Lewmar 3000 windlass & warping capstan
Delta anchor & 110m chain

Tank Capacities: Fuel = 1150 Litres (303 US gal) in two integral hull tanks
Fresh Water = 1300 Litres (343 US gal) in 3 integral tanks

Water Maker: Sea Recovery 280 Litres per hour

Airconditioning: Crusieair reversable hot/cold compressor
6 x Frigomar Fancoil units (all fan coils New 2022/23)

Refrigeration: 230VAC fridge/freezer compressor or Engine driven Grunert unit

RIG & RIGGING:
Offshore Spars carbon mast and boom
Slab reefed mainsail
Navtec rod rigging (2021 rig out & inspected. NDT’d all rod rigging)
Kevlar Maffioli backstays (New 2021)
Running rigging by Megatwin Dyneema
RF90 Reckman under deck hydraulic furling

SAILS:
1 x North Sails Cruising Mainsail
1 x North Sails Cruising Genoa
1 x North Sails Racing Mainsail (2021 Race 3Di)
1 x North Sails Racing Genoa (2021 Race 3Di)
1 x North Sails Asymmetrical A1.5 (March 2019)
1 x North Sails Asymmetrical A2a
1 x North Sails Asymmetrical A2b (Oct 2016)
1 x North Sails Asymmetrical A3.5 (March 2019)
1 x North Sails Asymmetrical A5

Mainsail & 100% foretriangle = 2,900 sq. ft
All sails well serviced and in good condition

NAVIGATION:
B&G H3000 MFD’s & processor
Maxsea & Expedition electronic chart plotting software
NMEA 2000 & 0183 data – Ship Modul Miniplexer
Autopilot: B&G Hydraulic Autopilot
Navigational Aids: Furuno FA50 AIS
Simrad RS86 VHF
Furuno Radar NavNet
Internet: Pepwave – 4 access points utilising x2 4g data sims (2022)

Audio Visual: 1 x 28” Samsung saloon television
New Alexa sound system with integral speakers

ACCOMODATION:
Savannah sleeps 4 guests in two cabins. There is a double crew cabin with bathroom in the bow.
The interior styling is traditional with a rich dark Mahogany wood adorning the whole of the yachts interior.

Master cabin:
The master cabin is a particularly spacious double cabin with the bed offset to port. The cabin has its own dedicated and private companion-way hatch which is accessed from the aft cockpit. The master cabin has a good sized adjoining bathroom with bath tub. toilet and washbasin. To starboard there is a good sized lounging sofa and plenty of hanging wardrobe space. The cabin is naturally well lit by a good size traditional deck hatch above. Air conditioning also cools the cabin quickly.

Saloon:
Walking forward from the master cabin you enter a full beam, spacious saloon. There is a large traditional opening skylight which naturally lights the saloon very well. The saloon can also be accessed via a dedicated main companionway, which is wide with shallow access steps and a particularly nice feature onboard. The saloon has a large dining table to Stbd and capable of seating 6 guests. In less favourable weather conditions Savannahs saloon is a very comfortable and ‘cosy’ environment in which to relax, watch a movie etc. A

Guest Double cabin:
Forward of the saloon and to starboard is the en-suite guest cabin. This cabin is beautifully appointed and very comfortable.

Galley:
Opposite the double cabin is the well appointed galley which has all necessary catering facilities, including 4 burner gas top stove, gas oven and grill. Twin stainless steel sink, Fridges and freezers.

Crew:
Forward of the galley is the twin crew cabin with en-suite wetroom and washbasin. Above is a dedicated crew companion way hatch for quick and easy foredeck access.


BACKGROUND HISTORY
Savannah was conceived by her first owner, Randolph Watkins, after studying the lines of numerous famous yachts such as Halloween by Fife and the J Class Endeavour by Charles Nicholson. Designer David Pedrick was tasked with her naval architecture and exterior design, along with John Munford for the interior.

Launched in Newport in 1997, the 27 metre Savannah is well-known on the modern classic racing circuit. The brief was to “build the most beautiful classic yacht conceivable”. This mission, allied to an uncompromising build specification, state-of-the-art technology and a beautiful aesthetic produced immediate results, with Savannah winning the ShowBoats International Design Award for Best Sailing Yacht.

At her launch, she was described by BOAT International as: “A tour de force of single-minded aesthetic purity made possible by the intelligent application of modern boat building".

It wasn’t just the exterior and the performance that turned heads. John Munford, whose run of over 20 international awards was topped in 2013 with the ShowBoats Design Award’s Lifetime Achievement Award, says: “Savannah is the ultimate classic sailing yacht evoking the grandeur of the 30s J Class at but at reduced scale with the comfort and elegance of a classic styled interior. Behind this is an integrated structure of modern systems and engineering for today’s cruising and racing with the interior finely crafted around disguising the hours of craftsmanship and detailing”.

Munford’s use of panelled mahogany joinery and buttoned leather upholstered seating, to say nothing of a wood-burning stove, library, oil paintings, and roll-top enamel bath in the master cabin, makes for a warm and inviting interior, reminiscent of a London Club.

Savannah’s current owner, first set eyes on her early in her life. She had just won the 2001 Concours d’El├ęgance at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and was alongside in Falmouth Harbour, surrounded by an admiring throng. As owner, he first helmed her in the 2007 Palma Superyacht Cup. Savannah made it on to the podium, beating two of the original J Class on handicap and outpointing legendary maxis upwind.