Halloween | № 624



Length over all 24.50 Length waterline 14.30 Beam 4.42 Draught 3 m Displacement 35 t Ballast 14 t Mainsail 162 m² Boomed Jib 40 m² Yankee 78 m² Reacher 210 m²

In the 1926 Fastnet Race she roared across the finish line in record time. From the Solent she roamed to the Norwegian fjords and the U.S. east coast.

70 years later, after a thorough refit designed by the Dutch naval architect Cees van Tongeren of Van de Stadt Design, who also helms her, the legendary Fife yacht Hallowe'en leads the Côte d'Azur Classic fleet under the flag of the Netherlands.

William Fife II knew better than anybody the art of designing yachts that were fast, seaworthy and at the same time exceptionally beautiful, or in his own words "fast and bonnie". As a sign of authenticity he had his gilded dragon logo, by which this "artist in boats" distinguished himself from the others, chiseled on either side of the bow of all his yachts.

The restoration of classical yachts is an extremely expensive hobby at top level, which only few dare undertake. So, when Hallowe'en screamed into the bay of Saint-Tropez at glorious speed last autumn, the local yacht club was instantly generous enough to offer her a permanent berth, prominent in the Vieux Port.