Welcome aboard Eilean: step onto a legendary 1936 yacht expertly restored by Italian master artisans. Moored in the Venetian waters off San Giorgio Maggiore Island, this beautiful Bermudan ketch will dazzle all who see her. Step on deck and discover the rich history of this ‘little island’ (the Gaelic meaning of Eilean). Learn about her birth in Scotland in 1936 at the hands of legendary boat builders, her heyday as a charter yacht in the Caribbean and her descent into disrepair, before she was lovingly rescued and restored to her former glory. Admire the beauty of her original design, the quality of her materials and discover the meticulous craftsmanship of the Italian master artisans who brought her back to life.
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watchmaking, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai designs its watches in Italy and crafts them at its Neuchâtel premises in Switzerland, combining Italian design flair with Swiss horological expertise.