the home of astarte:
This is the website of a classic, salty Gin Fizz ketch sailing boat that lives in Athens.
It is provided as information for anyone interested in these beautiful yachts, as many are still loved today.
The Gin Fizz is a French designed and made yacht, that holds a special space in the history of yachting.
"If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most.
A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble. If it happens to be an auxiliary cruising boat, it is without question the most compact and ingenious arrangement for living ever devised by the restless mind of man - a home that is stable without being stationary, shaped less like a box than like a fish or a bird or a girl, and in which the homeowner can remove his daily affairs as far from shore as he has the nerve to take them, close-hauled or running free -parlor, bedroom, and bath, suspended and alive."
― E. B. White
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