Type: Frers 53′ – Year of Build: 1976 – Shipyard: Palmer Johnson USA – Naval architect: German Frers

We found the Encounter, by coincidence, standing on the hard, in a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale-Florida. She had obviously been neglected for many years and she was in a sorry state. But her pedigree was easily recognised, with her beautiful lines, unmistakenly, from German Frers.

Brief negociations took place, a price was agreed, the sale took place and the refit could begin.

Work started initially in Fort Lauderdale. After some time she was transported to the South of France where we could berth the boat in the Port of Cap d’Ail, the base of our company Navimarine International.

Once here, all work has been carried out by ourselves and local sub contractors.

Welcome to this website which has been developed so as to record and share the re-birth of this beautiful sailing yacht.

Encounter First prize Voile D'Antibes_Panerai


1st prize in Voile d'Antibes 2015

During the Voile d'Antibes - organised this year for the 20th time - the Encounter won 1st prize in ...
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Sailing Yacht Encounter
Bart Weduwer
L’Atlantide Bloc B
Impasse du Stade
06320 Cap-d’Ail
T +33 607 93 03 32