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Classic Sailing Yacht CharterStarting at €25,000

Hallowe’en is a classic sailing yacht designed and built by William Fife: she is now available for classic regattas (Trophée Panerai, Régates Royales de Cannes, les Voiles de Saint Tropez) and day charter with up to 12 people.

With her uncluttered deck and timeless mahogany interior furnishing, SY Hallowe’en combines outstanding performance – up to 11 knots under sails – with gracious living. Charter the ex Norwegian Racing Clubs official yacht and enjoy a unique sailing experience.

Broker advice: recommended for those searching for an authentic sailing experience.

BY PHONE: +33 (0)4 93 67 80 94

SHIPYARD: William Fife
MODEL: Bermudan Cutter
YEAR: 1926
LENGTH: 68.9ft – 21m
BEAM: 14.5ft – 4.42m
ENGINES: 1x80hp
TOP SPEED: 11kts (20km/h.)
CRUISING SPEED: 8kts (15km/h.)
CONSUMPTION: 8L/h. (cruising speed)
Yacht review: 2010-02-04

Yacht available from May to November
Area: France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Spain and Balearics
Day rate: 4,000 euros + exp.
Week: 25,000 euros + exp.
APA: 25%


  • Yacht in exceptional condition
  • Authentic sailing experience
  • Sailing performance
  • Exclusive yacht pedigree
  • Unique elegance and historical atmosphere

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The 24.7m cutter Hallowe’en designed by William Fife III for Lt Col JFN Baxendale, was built to the 15m rule and launched in 1926 just in time to compete in the ORC FastNet. William Fife III, designer of a number of classic yachts still racing today was quoted once as saying “Hallowe’en is the perfect gentleman’s yacht. She is a jewel”.

William Fife decided to rig the yacht as a low-aspect ration bermudan cutter, which was uncommon in the days when gaff rigged racers dominated the various regattas. These experiments with her rig continued over the following years as her mast and boom heights changed and eventually she was transformed to a yawl.

After racing in the Mediterranean for a number of years she returned to the Atlantic under new owner Alfred Larsen, a Norwegian industrialist. Hallowe’en became the Royal Norwegian Racing Clubs official yacht and was helmed numerous times by future king to Norway, Prince Olaf.

In 1938 she ventured across the Atlantic and then disappeared off the radar. She was later discovered by Walter Wheeler and renamed Cotton Blosson IV before continuing her history of ocean racing and eventually being donated to the Classic Boat Museum at New Port, Rhode Island where she waited for a much needed refit.

After 5 years of work in New Port, funds dried up and Hallowe’en was in need of new ownership and she eventually returned to the Mediterranean when Elizabeth Meyer (owner of J-Class Endeavour) helped find a buyer.

She has had a number of refits (and owners) since then, the latest being completed in 2009 at Fairlie Restorations on the Hamble river, UK, and is now available for charter in the Mediterranean where she races competitively in the classic regatta circuit which stretches from France to Corsica, Spain and Italy.

Fastnet Record
AUG 18th 1926
Racing in the 2nd Fastnet Race, Hallowe’en sailed the fleet home to cross the line some 10 hours before the next competitor.
A record which would stand until 1939 when the new course was shortened, going out through the Needles Channel instead of heading around the east coast of the Isle of Wight, as had been the course since 1925. Hallowe’een’s uncluttered deck and cushioned cockpit are perfect for enjoying the yacht underway. The outdoor cockpit table can sit up to 4 people.

The classic sailing yacht Hallowe’en boasts a superb mahogany interior and the full beam salon, with its library alcoves, will likely be the place for more formal gatherings and evening dining. Bathed in natural light, the large dining area can sit up to 6 people whereas the two chesterfield sofas provide both stylish and comfortable seating.

Forward, to starboard, the guest cabin has two bunk beds (75x205cm each) and a lovely vanity unit with mirror plus a separate shower area. To port, the fully equipped galley comprises an oven, a refrigerator, a deep freezer and a gas stove.

Although the yacht was restored to its former glory, it combines a unique historical atmosphere with the most recent electronic equipment (color charts plotter, auto-pilot, GPS, VHF). Aft, the master cabin comes with a double bed (135x205cm), ensuite shower, library alcove as well as a chesterfield sofa. The separate shower room comprises a wash basin with mirror and a toilet.

SY Hallowe’en is a Class III coded vessel.
Crew skills include advanced medical training
Extensive safety & security equipment: lifelines, life jackets, EPIRB, VHF x 3, twin GPS and all extra coded items.

Maximum upwind sail area: 331 sq. m.
Maximum down wind sail area: 464 sq. m.
Sail area details:
Main sail: 164 sq. m.
Jib N°1: 167 sq. m.
Jib N°1: 106 sq. m.
Jib N°3: 60 sq. m.
Reacher: 210 sq. m.
Spinnaker: 300 sq.m.

Tender with outboard engine

Stereo with Ipod docking station
Deck speakers
Salon with CD player + speakers
Selection of superb classic yachting books

Crew 3 – skipper + stew + mate
Hallowe’en has a friendly English/Irish crew with extensive world sailing experience on variety yachts and more than 12 years of experience in classic regattas, advanced medical training.

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