Pandora is probably the first R boat in the World, built to the first R Rule of 1907. Johan Anker was one of the architects behind this rule, which was agreed upon in London in late 1906 and operating from 1907. During the winter 1906 / 07 the Anker & Jensen shipyard in Norway had 11 big boats built; 8 of them to the new rule. Pandora was also the first to be completed and was launched in February 1907.
During her 100 year – nay 104 year history she has only had 8 owners; one of whom was for 30 years and another for 28! This is probably one of the reasons why she is still very original and in great shape.
She was originally gaff rigged, but then rigged as a Bermuda in 1921, and stayed that way for about 80 years, winning several races meanwhile.
In 2001 she was re rigged back to gaff, and awarded the special prize for “Best sailing yacht” at Risør woodenboatfestival in 2007.
Carvel mahogany on grown oak frames (retaining c 80% of new body frames and planking)
Teak deck planking 10 mm thick on double plywood, new in 1985, mostly on new deck frames
Accomodation and Equipment
The partly new internal from 1907 is of mahogany and Japanese hardwood. Modifications were made in the 1960s. She has capacity for 6.
Entering via the cockpit through double opening doors the pub with single settee berths each side and drop leaf dining counter between, lies forward. Aft to wharf and starboard are single captain berths. Forward to wharf is the galley with Techimpex gimballed 2 top burner petrol hob and oven (new 2008) to wharf, Fridge and sink to starboard, also with cupboard stowage. Forward to wharf is the front - refitted from 2008 in the category of new. A corridor leads forward to the fore room with single Vee berths with mainstay chain container forward.
Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle
- Original category bronze windlass, new 2008- Bruce mainstay - 50 metre galvanised 10mm mainstay chain
Mechanical Electrical and Tankage
- Vetus M 3.28 3 cylinder 28 HP, new under assurance for 1 year from 1st Qtr 2012- Bronze 3 bladed propellor and stainless steel shaft new 2008- Electric cabling, fuse box, lamps new from 2006- Double charger beach - Start charger - Syrefast stainless steel fuel tanks c 90 litre (2003)
Navigation Communication and Electronics
- GPS / outline GPS / deepness sounder, new 2010
- 2 x Separate electric bilge pump systems- Manual bilge pump new 2009
Refit and Restoration
2003 - Stern / aft restored to new shape and space 2006 / 7 - New wooden keel and keel bolts- Lower parts of 4 sets of frames in area of mast renewed - Mast foot- Wooden structures - Floors over wooden keel; stainless (Syrefast) flat steel from frames to structures / floors- 2 bottom planks each side.
In collaboration with Navone Yacht Brokers
NUMBER OF CABINS
PRICE FOR SALE
PRICE PER WEEK FROM
Anker & Jensen
Number of Storeys
13.8 m / 45'3 ft
2.89 m /9'5 ft
2.04 m/ 6'8 ft