Custom Tore Holm International 8-M

Sailboat from the year 1939 - 14,05m length - in Sussex (United Kingdom)

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256.680 €
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It has been said that the most important of Tore Holm’s designs were to the International Rule, and ATHENA ex ILDERIM might be case in point – with her stunning all varnished hull and designer’s signature rounded forward end of the cabin top; she beat many of the fastest 8’s in the Mediterranean immediately before the Second World War. Perhaps ATHENA’s beauty has seduced her owners ever since as she has regularly raced internationally on the 8-Metre circuit and has benefited from an impressive maintenance regime in her last two ownerships.

If ever there was an International 8-Metre you might want to cruise as well as race – ATHENA might well be the boat – perhaps more weatherly than some in her fleet and with an alloy rig in her inventory – you would have to be tempted!

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Features of Custom Tore Holm International 8-M:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailboat

  • Year : 1939

  • Length: 14.05 m

  • Location: Sussex (United Kingdom)

  • Name: ATHENA (EX ILDERIM)

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 2.57 m

  • Draft: 1.92 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 8650 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 25 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Beta

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

It has been said that the most imseaportant of Tore Holm’s designs were to the International Rule, and ATHENA ex ILDERIM might be case in point – with her stunning all varnished body and designer’s signature rounded forward end of the compartment top; she beat many of the fastest 8’s in the Mediterranean immediately before the Second World War. Perhaps ATHENA’s beauty has seduced her proprietors ever since as she has regularly raced internationally on the 8-Metre circuit and has benefited from an impressive service regime in her last two proprietorships.
If ever there was an International 8-Metre you might want to cruise as well as race – ATHENA might well be the vessel – perhaps more weatherly than some in her fleet and with an alloy rig in her index – you would have to be tempted!

Owners' Comments

Having bought the vessel in the autumn of 2006, our first racing season was 2007. In that year, we took her to the Clyde to take part in the Centennial World Cup. She later competed at World Cup regattas at Hyeres (2009), Cowes (2012), La Trinite (2014), Hanko (2017) and Cowes, again, in 2019. Fortunes varied, but with an amateur ethos in the team we have thoroughly enjoyed sailing this beautiful vessel against the best in the World. She has also taken part in the Panerai Classic series in the Solent for the last ten years.

Restoration / Refit

ATHENA has been sailing and racing pretty well continuously ever since she was manufactured, but she has nevertheless had two major refits. The first of these was in her home country of Sweden over the period ***.***.***, and the second was shortly after arriving in the UK in 2002. Since then she has been vessel-yard maintained, initially by the Metre Shed at Universal Boatyard, Hamble, and latterly by Lallows at Cowes. Both these yards have highly professional and experienced wooden vessel building personnel, and she has spent every winter out of the water and under cover.

History

ATHENA was crafted and manufactured as ILDERIM in 1939 to 3rd International Rule for Swedish banker Marcus Wallenberg Jr at Tore Holm's Gamleby yard, Sweden. Wallenburg had been disappointed in his attempt at the 1936 Olympic title: sailing the previous ILDERIM, a politically influenced decision had found him relegated from the Gold Medal position to fourth. Wallenburg subsequently challenged the Germans and Italians for Coppa d’Italia, the European championship for the 8-Metre class, at Genoa in 1937 and 1938, winning on the second occasion and taking the cup home to Sweden. For the 1939 defence, he commissioned this ILDERIM, again from the board and yard of Tore Holm. She too was successful and won the last challenge for the Cup before the Second World War, beating, among others, such renowned 8mRs as PINUCCIA, SIRA, and GERMANIA III.
In her design, the ever innovative and competitive Holm exploited a then loophole in the rule by raising the deck height at the mast. The initial design actually had no coach house as we know it - simply an extension aft of the raised deck. But in consultation with the IYRU this radical departure from the norm was toned down to the very attractive as-manufactured and instantly recognizable configuration. Her forward team also find it very spacious when heeled!
Wallenberg named all his vessels ILDERIM: a Turkish word which can be translated as “Thunderbolt”. He retained the name when he sold this one to one of his employees in 1945, and after the war he manufactured other ILDERIMS. She later had a variety of names in her native Sweden including SILVERVINGEN, again ILDERIM, AMIGA and under the proprietorship of her last Swedish proprietor, Ingmar Bergman's photographer Bengt Wanselius, AMORITA.
On being brought to the UK in 2002 by Avia Willment she became AMOREVITA, undergoing a major refit at Casse Tete, Hamble Point. When the present proprietors acqu

 
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Custom Tore Holm International 8-M

The shipyard Custom has offered us this Custom Tore Holm International 8-M of 14,05m of length and a for sale price of 256.680€. Boat manufactured in the 1939 and located in Sussex (United Kingdom).

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