ATHENE is a racing and cruising yacht built in 1905 by WM Ford boatbuilders for well-known Sydney yachtsman David Carment. It was designed by EW Heywood and represents the classic style of early 1900s yacht design and construction with moderate overhangs, a deep keel and sturdy scantlings. Ford was the premier builder in Sydney at this time, and ATHENE is one of a small number of yachts built by the firm that are still extant. EW Heywood was an amateur designer who none the less appears to have provided a number of small craft designs for Sydney clients, and was well known around the harbour. ATHENE is one of probably only a handful of designs by Heywood still extant. ATHENE remained with the Carment family until 1950.
She is currently being sailed out of SASC by custodians Alan Gale and Dolone Chakravarti.