Short specification

AELLO AT A GLANCE

AELLO AT A GLANCE

Guests

8

Cabins

4

Crew

4-6

Cruising Speed

9 kt

Sailing Speed

12 kt/23 kt wind

Engine

Cummins Mercruiser QSL 9-M/325 BHP

Generators

Two (2) 17,5 KV/ 27 KV Onan

Fuel Capacity

3,500 litres 

location

NAVIGATION AREA

NAVIGATION AREA

East Mediterranean

Aello's remarkable History

A SAILING LEGEND

The Building of a Legend

Aello was designed in 1919 and launched in Hamburg in 1921 by Max Oertz, probably the most famous German shipbuilder of his time. Aello was created as Meteor’s IV sister vessel and is the only remaining large schooner of Max Oertz design in the world. Aello was build for the account of Greek merchant and art lover Antonios Benakis, founder of Museums, art collections and the first Yacht Club of Greece.

 

Aello was the first yacht member of the Club and today, one can see engraved on her beautiful bronze wheel the initials of the Yacht Club. When Antonios Benakis decided to move permanently to Greece he made his historic return voyage from Alexandria onboard Aello.

Aello was eventually acquired by a Baron and Admiral of the British Empire who began a lengthy voyage around the world that spanned over many years. Aello was sold after the World War II and was subsequently abandoned in a mud-berth in England, for over four decades. However, the mud where she rested on had the fortunate characteristic of preserving its hull.

 

 Although she lay there for nearly four decades, the mud where she rested on had the fortunate characteristic of preserving its hull.

A New Era

In 1985 Aello’s fortunes turned for the better as she was discovered by New Zelander Cameron Chisholm who did not resist to her elegant lines as he saw her laying abandoned in the river. He acquired her and undertook a lengthy restoration that lasted for more than four years and was carried out in Bristol and Southampton by Britain’s most skilled craftsmen.

The very wood from which this rare schooner was entirely refitted has a history of its own. Indeed the wood used was salvaged from a vessel that sank in 1917 that was carrying a cargo of Burma teak, an exceptionally rare and beautiful wood. The Burma Teak found in the bowels of the ocean was used to completely rebuild Aello and grant her a new breath of life, bringing her back to her former glory.

Part of her uniqueness stems from the fact that she is the only yacht worldwide that is build entirely, both hull and interior cabinetry, with this precious wood for the last 50 years. After a few voyages to Malta and the Mediterranean, Aello was acquired for a short period of time by an Italian sailing lover who took her to the Caribbean and the Pacific traveling via Panama.

In the 90’s Aello found its way to Maine and Fort Lauderdale of Florida, the largest sailing port of the United States as she was acquired by a member of one of American’s most famous families of industrialists. There she was groomed and perfected to become the ultimate racehorse, winning many international regattas.

Aello Today- a New Millennium

More than eighty years away from its original home, Aello was at last acquired by a Greek ship owner and art lover who brought her back to Greece were she enjoys her former glory, sailing under the Mediterranean Sea and sun.

 

Today Aello is the Queen of the Mediterranean Sea as she is the only schooner of her size bringing together such history, incredible craftsmanship, speed and unparalleled beauty.

 

Aello was designed in 1919 and launched in Hamburg in 1921 by Max Oertz, probably the most famous German shipbuilder of his time. Aello was created as Meteor’s IV sister vessel and is the only remaining large schooner of Max Oertz design in the world. Aello was build for the account of Greek merchant and art lover Antonios Benakis, founder of Museums, art collections and the first Yacht Club of Greece. 

Aello was the first yacht member of the Club and today, one can see engraved on her beautiful bronze wheel the initials of the Yacht Club. When Antonios Benakis decided to move permanently to Greece he made his historic return voyage from Alexandria onboard Aello.

Aello was eventually acquired by a Baron and Admiral of the British Empire who began a lengthy voyage around the world that spanned over many years. Aello was sold after the World War II and was subsequently abandoned in a mud-berth in England, for over four decades. However, the mud where she rested on had the fortunate characteristic of preserving its hull.

 Although she lay there for nearly four decades, the mud where she rested on had the fortunate characteristic of preserving its hull.

In 1985 Aello’s fortunes turned for the better as she was discovered by New Zelander Cameron Chisholm who did not resist to her elegant lines as he saw her laying abandoned in the river. He acquired her and undertook a lengthy restoration that lasted for more than four years and was carried out in Bristol and Southampton by Britain’s most skilled craftsmen.

The very wood from which this rare schooner was entirely refitted has a history of its own. Indeed the wood used was salvaged from a vessel that sank in 1917 that was carrying a cargo of Burma teak, an exceptionally rare and beautiful wood. The Burma Teak found in the bowels of the ocean was used to completely rebuild Aello and grant her a new breath of life, bringing her back to her former glory.

Part of her uniqueness stems from the fact that she is the only yacht worldwide that is build entirely, both hull and interior cabinetry, with this precious wood for the last 50 years. After a few voyages to Malta and the Mediterranean, Aello was acquired for a short period of time by an Italian sailing lover who took her to the Caribbean and the Pacific traveling via Panama.

In the 90’s Aello found its way to Maine and Fort Lauderdale of Florida, the largest sailing port of the United States as she was acquired by a member of one of American’s most famous families of industrialists. There she was groomed and perfected to become the ultimate racehorse, winning many international regattas.

More than eighty years away from its original home, Aello was at last acquired by a Greek ship owner and art lover who brought her back to Greece were she enjoys her former glory, sailing under the Mediterranean Sea and sun.

Today Aello is the Queen of the Mediterranean Sea as she is the only schooner of her size bringing together such history, incredible craftsmanship, speed and unparalleled beauty.

Gallery

AELLO THROUGH THE LENS

AELLO THROUGH THE LENS

onboard living

BORN TO SAIL

BORN TO SAIL

Enjoy on board luxury entertainment, high gastronomy or host your private events on this historical schooner. Weekly charters available.

Enjoy on board luxury entertainment, high gastronomy or host your private events on this historical schooner. Weekly charters available.

cabin arrangement

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Master Cabin

ONE FULL WIDTH DOUBLE CABIN, AFT, WITH GENEROUS ENSUITE HEAD & AMP, SHOWER (THE MASTER VABIN).

Port double cabin

ONE DOUBLE CABIN, TO PORT, WITH ENSUITE HEAD AND SHOWER. (THE VIP CABIN)

Starboard double cabin

THIRD DOUBLE CABIN, TO STARBOARD, WITH DEDICATED HEAD AND SHOWER WHICH DOUBLES UP AS A DAY HEAD, IF REQUIRED.

Twin bunk bed cabin

TWIN BUNK BED TO PORT WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM, FORWARD TO THE LIVING ROOM.
*air-conditioning throughout.

Living Room

Galley

*air-conditioning throughout.
The Restoration (2010-2011)

THE REFIT

THE REFIT

Raising the standards of S/Y ‘Aello’, over an extensive refit.

Raising the standards of S/Y ‘Aello’, over an extensive refit.

Accommodation

  • Complete refurbishment of galley that now boasts a modern oven, microwave, four new fridges and a dishwasher.
  • Full refurbishment of heads with Lalique bathroom items
  • Additional cabin fitted bringing total number of guest capacity from 6 to 8 persons. What was previously an office/navigationroom has been converted to a double cabin increasing the number of guests onboard.
  • Refurbishment of crew accommodation
  • Fitting of washing machine and dryer
  • Full varnishing throughout the interior of the yacht
  • New entertainment equipment fitted (DVD players, Satellite TV, andipod socket)
  • Installation of new (bronze) fittings throughout

Deck

  • Removal of masts, repairs, replacement offoundations, varnishing
  • Installation of hawse pipes port and starboard for easier operation of the anchors,
    which previously had to be hand-lifted onboard the deck
  • Total renewal of rubber channels on the deck
  • Refurbishing of lighting system on deck and navigational lighting system
  • Refurnishing of entertainment system on deck (discrete speakers)

Hull

  • Complete stripping of the interior of the vessel followed by extensive repairs on the steel rames of the structure,
    renewal of most of the bolts securing the wood hull planking to the steel frames.
  • Repainting of frames with epoxy paints
  • Repainting of wooden planking internally with water resistant paints
  • Chipping and painting of forecastle including chain locker
  • Stern space chipped and painted with water resistant paints
  • External hull extensive treatment and repainting
  • New design and installation of cathodic protection system

Mechanical

  • Installation of new engine, Cummins QSL9-M / 325 BHP, in order to achieve lower consumption,
    less noise and vibration, and less weight

  • Installation of new shaft and new propeller

  • Installation of new sewage system complying with latest international and national regulations

  • Fabrication and installation of new stainless steel tanks for fresh water, fuel, and sewage tanks

  • New piping fitted onboard, throughout (water,sewage, fuel)

  • Redesigning of engine room for better access and safety

Electrical & Navigational Systems

  • Complete renewal and replacement of electrical systems on board, including new wiring,
    |new switchboards, and new equipment throughout
  • Complete renewal and replacement of navigational and communications equipment
    with state-of-the-art equipment for international navigation
  • Complete stripping of the interior of the vessel followed by extensive repairs on the steel rames of the structure,
    renewal of most of the bolts securing the wood hull planking to the steel frames.
  • Repainting of frames with epoxy paints
  • Repainting of wooden planking internally with water resistant paints
  • Chipping and painting of forecastle including chain locker
  • Stern space chipped and painted with water resistant paints
  • External hull extensive treatment and repainting
  • New design and installation of cathodic protection system
  • Removal of masts, repairs, replacement offoundations, varnishing
  • Installation of hawse pipes port and starboard for easier operation of the anchors,
    which previously had to be hand-lifted onboard the deck
  • Total renewal of rubber channels on the deck
  • Refurbishing of lighting system on deck and navigational lighting system
  • Refurnishing of entertainment system on deck (discrete speakers)
  • Complete refurbishment of galley that now boasts a modern oven, microwave, four new fridges and a dishwasher.
  • Full refurbishment of heads with Lalique bathroom items
  • Additional cabin fitted bringing total number of guest capacity from 6 to 8 persons. What was previously an office/navigationroom has been converted to a double cabin increasing the number of guests onboard.
  • Refurbishment of crew accommodation
  • Fitting of washing machine and dryer
  • Full varnishing throughout the interior of the yacht
  • New entertainment equipment fitted (DVD players, Satellite TV, andipod socket)
  • Installation of new (bronze) fittings throughout
  • Installation of new engine, Cummins QSL9-M / 325 BHP, in order to achieve lower consumption,
    less noise and vibration, and less weight
  • Installation of new shaft and new propeller
  • Installation of new sewage system complying with latest international and national regulations
  • Fabrication and installation of new stainless steel tanks for fresh water, fuel, and sewage tanks
  • New piping fitted onboard, throughout (water,sewage, fuel)
  • Redesigning of engine room for better access and safety
  • Complete renewal and replacement of electrical systems on board, including new wiring,
    |new switchboards, and new equip ment throughout
  • Complete renewal and replacement of navigational and communications equipment
    with state-of-the-art equipment for international navigation
TROPHY WINNER

REGATTAS

REGATTAS

AELLO has participated in the Mediterranean Regattas such as Monaco, Cannes, St. Tropez, Argentario, Imperia and Porto Cervo. She has sailed in the Big Class of yachts which often included the J-class Sloops and Schooners.

 

AELLO has participated in the Mediterranean Regattas such as Monaco, Cannes, St. Tropez, Argentario, Imperia and Porto Cervo. She has sailed in the Big Class of yachts which often included the J-class Sloops and Schooners.
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DESTINATIONS

DESTINATIONS

Book the Aello for hundreds of islands of the Aegean sea. Weekly charters are available for the  most exclusive guests.

Book the Aello for hundreds of islands of the Aegean sea. Weekly charters are available for the  most exclusive guests.

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