Athena sailing on RI Sound© 2009 Allan Prior/Prior Yacht ManagementAthena
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Recently North Sails in Palma had the chance to look at all the new sails on the 296’ Royal Huisman built Athena. Her previous suit were well over 5 years old and had sailed around the world twice.

Made from North Spectra Gatorback these sails are built to withstand the punishing loads exerted upon them by the power of Superyachts.


It was a perfect New England summer’s day for sea trialing, clear skies, good breeze and flat water. All onboard, including the owner, were very happy with the sails which were designed using our latest software and constructed at the North Sails Superyacht loft in Nevada using specially designed sewing machines which make the handling of these giant sail manageable.

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