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C&N Classic Ketch




Launched 1952


Camper & Nicholson, Gosport


Bermudian ketch


Charles Nicholson

Hull material

Wood on steel frames


35m 115'


22.72m 74'6"


6.20m 20'4"


3.85m 12'7"


Cummins 300 hp 1997


8 guests in 4 cabins


150 tonnes


41 tonnes

Fuel Capacity

6000 litres

Water Capacity

3600 litres




Nr. Barcelona Spain



The hull is Burmese teak planking of 2.1" placed on 4˝” x 3” x 7/16” steel frame sections.

Deadwood mahogany was used for the keel, aft and stern and Oregon pine for the masts in 1996.


Aries (ex White Heather) is a 115ft ketch, built and designed by the famous Camper and Nicholson shipyard in Gosport, United Kingdom. The framing of the keel was in 1939 but because of the 2nd World War and family circumstances Aries was first launched in 1952. Her first owner was the tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds.

Designed for long North Atlantic and Arctic cruising, Aries was given her extremely seaworthy structure and voluminous hull form, which gives her interior space and comforts that are normally not found in many (racing) classics of this size, giving Aries an exclusive elegance of style, solidity and reliability.

In 1959 Aries was donated to the American Geographic Society and served as an oceanographic research vessel. She then sailed for Bermuda where, for the next two years she studied ocean currents with the aid of Swallow buoys. To view the excerpts of the first log from 9 to 16 march of 1959 click here. In September 1960 the Aries survived without damage Hurricane "Donna" that surprised her while she was docked.

She then was sold in the spring of 1961 to the Man Johnson Co. Ltd. of Panama, one of the holdings of Mr. John Theodoracopulos, a Greek ship owner. Mr. Theodoracopulos has taken 'Aries' to Greece, where she then was used as a yacht.

The history in the late 1960’s and 70’s is clouded in mystery. Aries was restored in the early 80’s in Halifax, Canada, by Canadese dentist Dr.Jene Jensen who fitted a new interior and a Bermudian rig.

After several years of chartering in North America, Aries came to Europe after having been dismasted in 1989 in a Caribbean hurricane. There she was partially restored in the early 90’s but financial problems of the owner at the time forced the work to be stopped and the boat to be put up for auction.

This is where the yacht was bought. During 1996/97 Aries was restored in The Netherlands under supervision of her new owner when she was given a new rig and partially new interior, new electrical systems, sails etc

After the 1997 refit the yacht was used for charter activities (€32 500 / week) increasing to up to 25 weeks per annum in the last few years of operation.

The winters of 1997/8 were spend in the Eastern Caribbean and the San Blas Islands, Panama and Costa Rica respectively. After that, Aries remained in the Mediterranean all year round, with Cannes as her home port in Winter. The reason for this being to significantly extend the Summer season (late April to early November) and enable quiet maintenance in Winter. All this guaranteed a profitable organisation while ensuring an optimum condition of the vessel.


Disclaimer These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide to the yacht, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed by us. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineer’s inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they may wish to rely

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