Frederick Shepherd OENONE

Sail Number: 25

Type: Marconi Cutter

Oenone Specifications:

LOA: 50’10″ / 15.50m
LOD: 44’11″ / 13.70m
LWL: 34’5″ / 10.50m
Beam: 10’9″ / 3.30m
Draft: 7’2” / 2.20m
Hull Number:
Designer: Frederick Shepherd
Original Owner: Mr. E.G. Wardrop
Current Owner: Enrico Zaccagni – Commodore of the Viareggio Historic Sailboat Association
Year Launched: April 6, 1935, Lymington UK
Built By: Berthon Boat Shipyard, Lymington UK
Displacement: 17 tons
Engine: Yanmar 50 HP



In Greek mythology, Oenone (/ɪˈnoʊniː/; Greek: Oinōnē – Οἰνώνη “wine woman”) was the first wife of Paris of Troy, whom he abandoned for the queen Helen of Sparta.

Oenone is a Bermuda 15 meter long cutter, built in 1935 by Lymington’s Berthon Boat Co. of England by Fredrick Sheperd. The construction is in pitch pine, revisioned and rebuilt with bronze screws and totally claped, rendered in English white oak. The interior, largely original, is in Mahogany of Honduras.

Restoration was completed in 2013, carried out by Naval Shipyard Francesco Del Carlo in Viareggio. Winning the “Award for Best Restoration” in 2014 by AIVE (Italian Vela d’Epoca Association)




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