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

We found the Encounter, by coincidence, abandoned in a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She had obviously been neglected for many years and was in a sorry state. However, her pedigree was easily recognisable. Her beautiful lines, unmistakably, were from German Frers.

Brief negotiations took place, a price was agreed, the sale went through and the refit could begin.

Work initially began in Fort Lauderdale. After a while, she was transported to her new berth in the Port of Cap d’Ail in the South of France; the location of our company Navimarine International.

Once arrived safely, all work was carried out by ourselves and local sub contractors.

We’d like to welcome you to our website, developed to document and share the re-birth of this beautiful sailing yacht.


Participation in Summer 2017 regattas

SY Encounter will be participating in a flee of regattas this coming season: Les Voiles d'Antibes...
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Contact us

Sailing Yacht Encounter
Bart Weduwer
L’Atlantide Bloc B
Impasse du Stade
06320 Cap-d’Ail
T +33 607 93 03 32