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Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Sea Cloud 96.35m (316’1″) | 1931 GermanySea Cloud

When stockbroker and yachtsman Edward F Hutton married heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in the 1920s, he introduced her to yachting aboard his three-masted schooner Hussar. Post and Hutton later built an even larger yacht, Hussar II, which was designed by Cox & Stevens and built by Friedrich Krupp in Kiel, Germany. Launched in 1931, it had panelled saloons and seven lavish cabins.

When the couple divorced Marjorie kept the yacht and renamed her Sea Cloud. She served as a patrol vessel for the US Coast Guard during World War II and in 1955 was sold to the Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo, who renamed her Angelita. After his overthrow, she was acquired by Clifford Barbour, who renamed her Antarna. New German owners rescued her from neglect in 1978, returned her name to Sea Cloud, and rebuilt her in Bremerhaven.

The yacht now charters in the West Indies during winter and in the Mediterranean in summer, operating with 60 crew and offering 34 cabins.

  • Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
  • Naval architecture: Cox & Stevens
  • Former names: Angelita, Antarna, Hussar II, Patria
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One response to “Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

  1. Hi there,
    I think this well-built boat would be best for me if I were doing any off-shore sailing. The front metal hull of this yachts is amazing and but not necessary, unless you plan to sail to high latitudes. Any way nice post.

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