Palmer Johnson - Frers 53' - 1976

We found the Encounter, by coincidence, abandoned in a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She had obviously been neglected for many years and was in a sorry state. However, her pedigree was easily recognisable. Her beautiful lines, unmistakably, were from German Frers.


SY Encounter is participating in regattas

Encounter was built as an Ocean Racer, sistership to "Bumblebee", a very successful yacht which was part of the 1974 Australian Admirals Cup team.Finally launched in 1976 she raced with some success from Milwaukee, her homeport on the Great Lakes in the USA.

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SY Encounter is designed and built to participate in long offshore Ocean events

Encounter has, and continues to cruise extensively in the Mediterranean. Destinations and cruising areas have included the Ionian Sea, Ibiza, Menorca, Corsica, Côte d'Azur, and more.

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Navimarine International, established in 1994, is located in the Port of Cap d’Ail, neighboring Monaco.

Services include private yacht maintenance & management and the supply of fuel on our fuel dock.

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