Volterra takes her name from her key sponsor, Château Volterra, known for its superb wines, produced from grapes grown on Cap Camarat with a view of the Mediterranean all around. Chateau Volterra offers a prominent landmark for sailors and is identified on nautical charts on the eastern approach to Saint Tropez harbour.
Sailing yacht Volterra is a modern classic sailing yacht designed to circumnavigate the world with a family safely in comfort and style. While she has indeed traced a stern wake around the globe, she has also distinguished herself on the race course in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Atlantic; first in the 1997 Transatlantic Challenge Race. Her design is an achievement of collaboration between German Frers and John Alden, endowing her with fast, classically elegant lines. Her builder is Palmer-Johnson, an American yard famous for building strong, seaworthy luxury yachts. Her comfortable and airy interior was designed by John Munford and executed in solid cherry wood. Her large cockpit offers ample elbow room to an active racing crew as well as comfortable accommodations to owner and guests for a full service moonlight dinner.
The ships services and electronics are complete and modern. A partial list includes airconditioning, hot water, water maker, freezer, refrigerator, cockpit drinks cooler, ice maker, induction cooking surface, oven, microwave, washer, dryer, stereo, radar, computer navigation system, autohelm, helm station repeater display for radar and chart overlay, satelite communication, digital and analog wind, speed, direction, depth instruments. Autohelm and pushbutton hydraulic winch control make it possible to sail Volterra single handed. Her easy motion through water even in heavy seas, coupled with her well balanced helm make Volterra a joy to sail. Her cutter rig offers sail configurations to match all wind conditions.
TThe ample interior of Volterra offers sleeping accommodations for up to six guests plus a crew of three. There are port and starboard guest cabins, each with two single beds and adjoining bathrooms with showers. Two additional bunks are provided in the main salon, enclosed by a privacy curtain. The owners cabin at midship offers two beds, one of which extends to a full double bed. The owner's cabin also offers a comfortable settee with a fold down work desk and a well appointed bath room with shower stall. The fore peak accommodates the crew quarters with two bunks, wash basin, shower and head.