Acajou at Zea Marina 18/Feb/05 in seriously bad condition following a storm - Click the photos for larger versions.
Built in 1983 for the new owner of shipyard Les Chantiers Navals De L'Esterel she was designed by Jon Bannenberg and originally intended to be of aluminium hull. However the yard insisted on building in wood and her hull became of beautiful varnished mahogany.
LOA : 42 m
Beam : 7.75 m
Draft : 2.1 m
Hull : Varnished Mahogany
Superstructure : Wood
Built : 1983, L'Esterel
Speed: 15 / 35 Knots
Engines: 2 x 3670 BHP MTU
Naval Architect : Andre Mauric
Exterior Designer : Jon Bannenberg
Interior Designer : Jon Bannenberg
Unfortunately on 15/Feb/05 a very bad storm hit the coast of Athens with winds of up to 11 beaufort. The breakwater at Marina Zeas was smashed in 6 places by the waves. Many of the yachts broke their moorings and drifted. Acajou was sadly very badly damaged.
On 31/Aug/05 we finally located ACAJOU at a Shipyard in Perama. Unfortunately the damage was seen to be even worse than expected. Her hull is ripped open at the stern and her shafts mangled. There did not seem to be any repairs beginning. It will be an expensive project. Perhaps someone will undertake to restore this piece of yachting history to her previous beauty.