82′ Palmer Johnson Maxi class
One of the most prolific yachts in the history of sailing, NIRVANA shocked sailors when introduced in the 80’s with record setting finishes on the most challenging of courses throughout the world, including Sydney Hobart Ocean Race, the Bermuda Race, numerous European races and Southeast Asian races as well, all the while sporting a fully fit, luxurious, cruising yacht interior, serving fettucini Alfredo, on heavy teak tables with white table cloths, crystal long steamed wine glasses, etc..
As one of the most successful Maxi racers ever to have been campaigned, Nirvana is a known world champion, having broken many course records of her day, and for four consecutive years holding the course record for the Newport to Bermuda, a race she dominated in other ways for more than a decade. She also held course records for the South China Sea Race, Sydney/Hobart and the the renowned Fastnet. But with all of the above notwithstanding, in every aspect she is a Yacht, capable of cruising in luxury and style, comfortable, safe, stable. Further to the point, Nautical Quarterly praised her spacious interior as “one of most outstanding ever seen in a boat of her kind”.
She would make an epic family yacht, one able to race or cruise in superb comfort and with the ability to cover long distances quickly, all the while in comfort and again, saying so twice should make the point, IN STYLE.
Nirvana is a classic and one of the heirlooms of the sport. Historical. Venerated. Respected throughout the world of sailing.
She is a must see for a sailor considering a yacht of real capability and great historical significance.