Feature: Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Nova Scotia

The Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE is a 47m (154ft) ketch built by Hodgdon ...

Feature: Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Nova Scotia

September 12, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE is a 47m (154ft) ketch built by Hodgdon Yachts in 2000. She was designed by Bruce King Yacht Design, Inc. with interior design by Andrew Winch Designs of London, England.

Superyacht SCHEHERAZADE is a fast ketch embodying the skill and integrity of the ancient boat builder’s art. This luxury sailing yacht is classic in proportion and line, totally modern in systems and controls, she is fantastic sailing yacht with a beautiful and comfortable interior.

The interior of charter yacht SCHEHERAZADE designed by Andrew Winch was crafted from fiddle back sycamore and walnut woods. SCHEHERAZADE furniture features harlequin book matched panels and more than 350 relief carved seashells in walnut with burled walnut furniture tops. The numerous overhead ports and hatches combined with the lovely Andrew Winch interior create an atrium-like atmosphere in the main saloon.

The SCHEHERAZADE yacht is able to accommodate up to 6 charter guests in 3 cabins including a master suite that takes up the entire after portion of the yacht’s aft deck – it is a beautiful multi-cabin apartment. The master suite has a king-size bed, a built-in sofa, his and hers bathroom and a staircase leading directly onto the aft private deck sitting area. Two en-suite cabins are used as offices or libraries.

Moving forward from the yacht’s rotunda from the main saloon there are two identical twin staterooms with ample beds and en-suite bathrooms.

Specially formed rock-solid glass around the upper saloon offer beautiful 180-degree views. The generous deck layout provides plenty of room for crew and guests to move around with ease. Two large tables in the main cockpit are ideal for al fresco sheltered dining. A second cockpit further aft creates a private gathering spot just a few steps up from the master suite.

Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

The yacht’s composite hull construction method used western red cedar wood, Douglas fir, divinycell, balsa core and carbon. All of these materials were epoxied and vacuum bagged to create a strong, stiff and monolithic structure.

Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE was not available for charter during the summer of 2011 however she will be available for charter in the Caribbean this winter season, based out of Antigua.

Below are photos of the sailing yacht Scheherazade taken in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 29, 2011 by a Charterworld reader Brian William Hagell.

Superyacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Superyacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Luxury sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

The harbour front was busy with tourists and locals enjoying the beautiful sunny day. There was a small, yet noticeable swell in the harbour, a leftover from Hurricane Irene. Nova Scotia was fortunate to miss much of the wind and rain that the Northeastern USA received.

The waterfront had the usual “buskers” entertaining along the walkway, Nova Scotian fiddlers and other musicians. Young families, strollers and joggers hurrying by, business men and women and tourists from near and far.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

The masts of the charter yacht SCHEHERAZADE were clearly a standout on the waterfront. There was a steady stream of admirers enjoying the beauty of the S/Y Scheherazade. It is a pastime of Halifax harbour watchers to imagine who might be sailing on such a sleek boat. Perhaps a famous movie star. In Halifax, it has been known to happen!

Charter sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

Charter sailing yacht SCHEHERAZADE in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Photo Credit Brian William Hagell

She was spotless and well-polished, thanks to her hard working crew.

The Halifax boardwalk has been expanding and improved over the past years and now travels from Pier 21, the national immigration museum (Canada’s equivalent of Ellis Island in New York City) to Purdy’s Wharf, a twin tower office complex near the naval dockyards.

For those less adventurous but would like a little sailing experience Halifax offers several harbour tours such as the “the Mar II”, “the Silva”, the two Halifax ferryboats and on occasions, the Bluenose II. Naturally, there is even a “Harbour Hopper” seen coming in to look at Scheherazade.

Halifax, a safe and exciting port for any vessel and any sailor!

Luxury ASOLARE Specifications

Type/Year:Hodgdon Yachts/2003 
Refit:2014 
Beam:8.70m (28' 7")  
L.O.A.:47.20m (154' 10")  
Crew:
Guests:
Max Speed:15 knots 
Cabins:
Engines:960 hp DDC/MTU diesel  
Cruise Speed:12 knots 

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