Iconic superyacht Athena back on the market for $70 million


Athena the luxury superyacht owned by internet billionaire Jim Clark has been put up for sale for $70 million. The iconic luxury schooner, featuring three masts that stretch 190-feet above the water, was one of the largest private sailing yachts when it was launched in 2004.

Clark has had the yacht giant on and off the market since 2012, but it seems recently to have been replaced by the 100-foot-long all carbon-fiber Comanche in the tycoon’s affection.

Athena has a range of 4000 nautical miles and is able to accommodate 12 guests in five luxury VIP cabins and 19 crew. Its large master suite features a separate study, walk-in-wardrobe and spa bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. It was built by Royal Huisman and takes inspiration from the 1920s Krupp built motor yacht Talitha. Athena has a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 18 knots.

In July 2012 Athena was listed for sale at an asking price of $95 million. After no firm offers were received the price was reduced to $75 million in 2014. In the summer of 2014 the yacht was listed for charter in the South Pacific priced at $296,000.