Welcome to the 12mR Anitra website

Anitra is one of six nearly identical 12mR yachts built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1928, based on the design of W. Starling Burgess. All six boats were built within five (!) months only. Once finished, they were transported by vessel to Halifax/Canada, from where they sailed on their own keel to New York in order to avoid US customs duties on imports. The six Yachts were named "Waiandance", "Isolde", "Tycoon", "Iris", "Anitra" and "Onawa". Out of those gorgeous looking yachts, just two have luckily survived, Onawa and Anitra. Onawa has been restored already. Now, a partnership, Mast GbR, is undertaking the challenging task of bringing Anitra back to her former glory.

The 12mR's combine timeless maritime forms designed by W. Starling Burgess with the outstanding craftsmanship in which these yachts were built at the shipyard of Abeking & Rasmussen. These Bermuda rigged meter yachts were a feast for aesthetic eyes with their lovely finished details and fine materials. Once restored, "Anitra" will become again a breathtaking overall work of art incorporating the fragrance of wood, a slim mast, the inimitable elegance of the contours blend with sails full of wind.