On deck

As you walk across the passerelle and step onto Iduna's stern, you'll be immediately impressed by the sexy sheer of her long flat deck. The expansive teak planking curves forward in a distinctive style and shape that exudes 'classic'. The materials add to the ambience - the nickel, aluminium bronze, stainless steel, leather, varnished wood and sails all have a singular look and feel.

You may also feel yourself drifting back in time as you remember that others have stood on this deck before, facing up to the elements and relishing every rain-soaked moment of it. The fact that so many original features have been preserved and restored helps make Iduna so historically compelling.

The deck is uncannily close to the way she looked back in 1939. Original features include the main mast, skylights, deck saloon, compass, anchor winch and steering wheel. Iduna’s teak deck was laid in the traditional way with a planking pattern that follows the old to the millimetre. All replica fittings have a traditional bronze look, designed and cast to look completely authentic.

From the helm you can oversee the rigging (made by Harry Spencer of Cowes) and classically coloured Ratsey & Lapthorne sails. With its fold-down captain's seat and ample space for others to enjoy the panoramic views, the helm is a very popular spot. There is even a niche built into the dashboard to hold your drink and cigar!

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