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Sylphea III was designed by Vittorio Beltrami and built in 1929 by the Beltrami yard for Mario Zerollo of Genoa, a keen yachtsman who had already owned Sylphea I, a 6.50 MR and Sylphea II, an 8 MR, both built by Beltrami.
After an excellent placing behind Bamba at the Coppa Pozzani, just after her launch, Sylphea participated in the Côte d'Azur regattas and won the championship with 3 firsts, 1 second and 1 third, beating formidable opponents such as Catina V and Aile VI. She continued to win in 1930 and also won the Cannes-San Remo cruising race.
In modern times, in 1995, she was carefully restored at the Cantieri Alto Adriatico under the direction of the architect Franco Giorgetti.
Some planking was replaced, new frames were put in place and the beams in the deckhouse area, which had been enlarged by the previous owners, were replaced, returning it to its original size and appearance. Even the interior returns to adapt to the original plan.
Mast in Silver Spruce original and restored.
New sails, very little used.
Engine 25 HP.