Luxury Classic Yacht Experts.

Our founder, Nicholas Edmiston, is one of the world’s foremost experts on the purchase, restoration and maintenance of classic vessels and has been the driving force behind some of the most notable classic refit projects of the last 50 years. Our Classic Yacht Team, led by Mike Horsley, is proudly connected to legendary yachts including Shamrock V, Talitha, Dona Amelia and Gitana IV.

classic motor yacht Talitha moored by an island with its tender
Yacht Engine Room Control
classic motor yacht Talitha on deck pool from above
Classic motor yacht running shot
Wood Detail, Craftsmanship
Dining area on deck of a classic yacht at night
Classic sailing yacht running shot

The classic team’s passion and knowledge of the genre runs not only to those classic motor and sailing yachts currently on the water but also vessels taken out of service. We track specific yachts, sometimes over decades, working to protect their futures and find potential owners looking for that uniquely special project.

Recent restoration and refit projects include the motor yacht Malahne, rescued from obscurity and transformed into one of the finest examples of 1930s yacht design and elegance on the water today. The legendary J Class Endeavour, one of only three original Js still in existence, is currently for sale through Edmiston following a major refit and subsequent race-winning life.

Classic sailing yacht Endeavour running shot
Desk area in a cabin on a classic yacht
Dunkirk commemorative plaque
Dining area on a classic sailing yacht
Yacht tender running shot from above
Wood with the word cartographer in gold
Classic motor yacht and tender running shot

From regatta winners like Endeavour to sturdy world cruising ketches such as Thendara and canoe stern gentleman’s motor yachts like Istros and Bluebird, Edmiston will know the right yacht for you, or the right buyer for your yacht. Edmiston prides itself on making deals happen, and nowhere is this more true than with our Classic Yacht Team.

Visit the Classic Yacht Teams in Antibes or Monaco and find kindred spirits ready to discuss your favourite pedigree, a Charles Nicholson, a William Fife, a John Alden, a Nathaniel Herreshoff, or a more recent Sparkman and Stephens perhaps? Or if you are just seeking some honest and impartial advice we will happily help steer you onto the right course.

Thendra classic sailing yacht running shot
Classic yacht Blue bird logo on the yacht
Classic sailing yacht moored by an island
Classic yacht Talitha at sunset by islands
White vintage rotary phone
Classis yacht main salon
Moored classic yachts and tender going to shore

‘Classic’ is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind”. We would like to think this concise explanation can be applied to Edmiston’s approach to yachting as well as the classic yachts that are our passion, our love, and our business. Please enjoy the selection we have on offer, and above all, do not hesitate to get in touch with us to explain your needs, your yachting ideas, or just talk about beautiful boats.

Guests having fun on a classic sailing yacht
Chef preparing a dish
Classic sailing yacht running shot
Classic sailing yacht running shot from above
Metal classic design emblem
Yacht tender with passengers
Crew member setting a table on deck for dinner

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Contact our dedicated Classic Yacht Team.

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