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DESIREE

Year1913
International RuleFirst Rule
Current Statusvery good - altered to yawl
Current LocationFiumicino
Current CountryIT
DesignerAnker & Jensen
Design / Project#128
BuilderAnker & Jensen
Length Overall19.54 m.
Waterline12.76 m.
Beam3.35 m.
Draught2.40 m.
Displacement24 t.
Sail Areagaff 261 sq.m. - present 173 sq.m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
EngineAifo mod. 8041M - 95 HP
Original OwnerCarl D. Danielsson
Original NameSIBYLLAN
Other NamesSibyllan (1913)-Sirocco (1919)-Scirocco (1926)-Dux (1930)-Marisetta (1948) - Valeria (1956)
Original CountrySE
Original HomeportStockolm
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International First Rule.

1913 - 1915 Carl D. Danielsson - name: Sibyllan - home port: Stockolm (Norway). She entered the 1914 Europe Week at Oslo together with Symra (winner), Erna Signe and Ierne.

1916 - 1918 ?

1919 - 1922 Chr. Christophersen - new name: Sirocco - home port: Christiania, Oslo (Norway).

1923 P. and G. Benson In Lloyd's Register as "Formerly Int. Metric Class 12 Metre".

1924 Camper & Nicholsons Ld. - home port: London (Great Britain). The yacht is for sale.

1924 - 1927 Andrea Ossoinack - new name: Scirocco - home port: Rijeka (Croatia).

1928 - 1946 Compagnia della Vela - new name: Dux - home port: Venezia (Italy). In July 1928, she entered the Trieste Sailing Week organized by Yacht Club Adriaco and she won three firsts and the Emo Tarabocchia, Foscatti and Benelli Cups. Cruises: in 1929 to Barcelona, in 1930 to Istanbul and in 1933 to Tripoli.

1947 Compagnia della Vela - new name: Scirocco. On November 21, she is sold to Compagnia della Vela member Francesco Bonanno.

1947 - 1955 Francesco Boratto - new name: Marisetta. Rig altered to Bermudan ketch in 1949, new lead bulb, new interiors - engine installed in 1951. She won several regattas and in1951 the "Nastro Verde Trophy" on the course Rimini - Venezia - Trieste.

1956 Disappeared from the Lloyd's Register.

1956 - 1969 Torquato Gennari - new name: Valeria. Important refit work with the deckhouse raised.

1970 - 1975 Antonio Malipiero, publisher in Bologna (the date of purchase is doubtful) - new name: Desiree.

1976 - 1984 Antonio, Maurizio and Raffaele Malipiero and then, at Antonio's death, Maurizio and Raffaele.

1984 - 1989 (?) Leonardo Bagni - complete refit at F.lli Carlini yard; the yacht is for charter.

1990 - 1997 Dr. Romano Cal? - home port: Fiumicino (Italy).

Since 1998 Giuseppe Rinaldi - complete refit during 1997 - 1999 at the Delta yard in Fiumicino (Italy). The refit does not conform to the original Twelve Metre plans but maintains the many changes of the past alterations. The rig is Bermudan ketch and the big doghouse was kept. She enters in various regattas of the Classic Yachts circuit.

During the 2007 Argentario Sailing Week she dismasted. Since then, the yacht is sheltered in a shed in Fiumicino (Italy).


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