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Nereida is a classic wooden Rena Class sailing yacht, designed in 1944 by John G Alden, one of the greatest naval architects of all time. She was built in 1984 of iroko and mahogany, the last known yacht of this design – considered by many to be John Alden’s finest. Supremely elegant under sail, steadfast in heavy seas, the Rena yachts included royalty amongst their proud owners. Nereida has crossed the Atlantic several times as well as sailing all over the Mediterranean.

Inside she is panelled in mahogany and furnished in traditional style with brass fittings and leather upholstery. She is available for boat trips, private skipper charter, film shoots and sailing holidays.

Restored by the current owners in 2012, she fully conforms to European safety standards.

Master cabin

Master cabin




Docked at a local port (Kala Nera)

close hauled

Sailing close-hauled

with spinnaker

Sailing with spinnaker

Captain Marios

Captain Marios


Nereida, which means “sea nymph" is a ketch – that means that she has two masts, both of them forward of the wheel (A yawl, the other classic two-masted yacht shape has one mast forward of the wheel and one aft). Only a handful of these classic yachts were ever built – one for an Egyptian prince. They were renowned not only for their extreme elegance but for their steadfastness under heavy seas.

Inside she is furnished in classic style – panelled in mahogany with brass fittings. She has master cabin in the bow, two further bunks in the saloon and a further double cabin and crew quarters in the dog house at the stern.

Sunset cruises John Alden


Length : 45 ft
Draft: 6’4
Year Built – 1984
Designer – John Alden
Stabilisers None
Beam – 12’6
Type – sailing yacht
Refit – 2012
Builder  Nigel Halliwell, Capetown
Engine – Perkins 75 HP
Speed – 7.5 kts
Tender 3 m inflatable.
Accommodation – Double cabin in the bow. Two single bunks in the saloon.
Heads 1
Crew quarters – at stern in doghouse.
Crew: Captain, Marios Karabinis. First Mate & Chef, Charlotte Glascock
Flag – Greece
Provided – snorkelling gear, sound system, fishing gear,  sun awnings

Born in 1884, in America, the naval architect John Alden, is regarded by many as the greatest boat designer who ever lived.

His yachts are characterised by gentle curves and streamlined underwater profiles to give an overall impression of extreme elegance.

 Alden founded The Alden design Office in 1909 and by the 1930’s, the company enjoyed world renown, and still continues to this day. 

Nereida was built from plans bought from the Boston City Museum. She is a fine example of an Alden design, and is featured in the Alden Company Design Data Base.

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