Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Capricia

Capricia A 5322, Italian Navy, port of Livorno
The yawl “Capricia” was built in 1963 at the Bengt Plym shipyard in Sweden, on a project by Sparkman & Stephens, the world famous yacht design firm. The vessel is entirely made of wood: white oak for the structure, mahogany for the planking, teak for the deck, Canadian spruce for the masts.
Capricia A 5322, Italian Navy, port of Livorno
The Agnelli family bought it in 1971 and the boat went through a thorough renovation of the interior, which included the creation of an unusual bathroom with a large bathtub. In 1993, the Fondazione Agnelli gave the Capricia as a present to the Italian Navy, and she has been used since as a training vessel for the young officers of our Naval Academy.

See also: Ojalà II
External links: Agnelli (Wikipedia) - Capricia - Design 1645 (Sparkman & Stephens)
Search labels: TAN - Tuttovela - sailboat

11 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

That is beautiful boat.

Gunn said...

Lucky owners.
Looks great, both the boat and the activity.

Revrunner said...

Bath tub! Bath tub! How decadent is that? :-)

Jack said...

It is a fine boat. Is the bathtub still on the boat?

Michelle said...

That is like a piece of art.

Taken For Granted said...

VP, these are great photos of a stunningly beautiful sailboat. Wooden boats, despite their maintenance problems, have always been close to my heart.

Randy said...

What a handsome boat.

Dina said...

Wood is beautiful, and there is nothing more beautiful than a boat made of wood.

It must be strange to sit in a bathtub while at sea.

Cezar and Léia said...

The first composition is my favorite, so lovely day and the boat is beautiful!
So nice to see people enjoying the good weather!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't mind that one... ;-)

JM said...

I wouldn't mind being there right now.