The yacht has one first IOR design of American architect Olin J. Stephens. The Charisma or “The Old Lady”-name as it is popularly known- was built in aluminum by Palmer Johnson in 1970 (USA).
In 1973 the sailboat participated in the Admiral’s Cup went represent team from E.E.U.U., in this year it won the Campeonato Internacional del Mediterráneo, the“Sardinia Cup” and the “Giraglia” regattas.
The Charisma comes back to American East Coast where it obtained great success in the principal races of the Pacific.
In 2003, the Charisma arrived on Barcelona with a new shipowner Alejandro Pérez Calzada. The boat underwent a refit: the deck was returned to original condition, it was optimized with a new carbon fiber rigging, the communication and the marine electronic system were actualized.
In 2003 the yacht won Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in Classic boats category and in 2005 it won in Spirit of Tradition category.
In 2007 with all equipment optimized for ocean navigation, trough Charisma's Races offshore sailing program- the ship went around the world. It participated in 12 competitions historically among the most prestigious and legendary world race calendar: the Newport Bermuda Race, theTranspac Race (Los Angeles-Honolulu) or the mythical Rolex Sydney Howart. The boat was travelled 34.745 nautical miles around de world and 5.272 nautical miles in regatta.
After nearly five years, in October 2012, the Charisma comes back to Barcelona. His shipowner completed the project by donating to the Charisma to the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona.
Designer: Olin J. Stephens (Sparkman & Stephens)
Shipyard: Palmer & Johnson (EEUU)
Length: 17,37m / 57ft
Beam: 4,20m / 13,9ft
Draft: 3,00m / 9,10ft