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Whether it’s Bluenose or Mari Cha IV, schooners are bad-ass vessels that definitely have ‘the look’ as well as an often surprising turn of speed.  This one should be no different, except for the fact that the Hoek-designed Athos is massive – 62 meters (203 feet) makes her the largest privately-owned two-master on earth.  And while the gigantic rigs have yet to go in (her main mast is 62 meters and her main boom 23.5, or almost 80 feet), her sail plan has more in common with the monohull record-breaking Mari Cha than with the schooners of years passed.  Her hull may look classic, but wind tunnels have shown fisherman stays’ls, flying jibs, and gollywobblers far less efficient than a big-roached main and foresail with big jibs and code sails flown off a monster sprit.  We’ll have a report once her rigs are stepped in a few days, and we’re very excited to see this extreme mix of past and future under full sail, being pushed hard by the real sailors who own and run her.  This ain’t no Perini; this is art.  See more pics from Anarchist ‘Fletch’ here, and read about how Holland Jachtbouw got her from their build site to the water here.