Stuart Larsen at Fraser Yachts asks me to publicise an Open Day on five Fraser motor yachts in Monaco's Port Hercules on May 13th from 12 noon to 7pm.
In descending order of size, they include the 59m motor yacht Capella C, asking $5.8 million. Built as a pilot vessel by Holland’s Scheepsbouwerft Pot yard in 1968, she was converted into a luxury yacht in 1985 and was last refitted in 2008. Capella C sleeps 22 guests in 12 staterooms with 17 crew and her triple 600hp Deutz engines give her a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 11.5 knots.
Secondly, the 55.4m Turquoise was delivered by Turkey’s Proteksan-Turquoise yard in 2011. With naval architecture and styling by Dubois, this steel and aluminium superyacht offers the ultimate in cruising comfort for up to 12 guests. Her exterior combines a purposeful sheer and business-like vertical windscreen with a long, elegant, seagoing bow. With two 1,500hp Caterpillar engines giving a maximum speed of 17 knots, and a 3,500-mile range at 14 knots, this is a yacht built for going places and she's asking $31.5 million.
South is a 53.30m motor yacht built by Rossi Navi in 2008. She accommodates 12 guests in a master, VIP, 2 double and 2 twin. She is powered by twin Caterpillar engines giving her a cruising speed of 15.5 knots and top speed of 17.3 knots.South is asking €24,800,000.
One of Benetti’s popular Golden Bay Series yachts, the 50m Taiba was built in 1997 with a steel hull and alloy superstructure and refitted in 2012. Her attractive exterior lines were drawn by Stefano Natucci, and she features an extremely large flybridge as well as a heli pad. Sleeping 12 guests in a large owner’s suite, a VIP and four spacious guest suites, Taiba has a classic, timeless interior by Francois Zuretti and is asking €9.5 million.
A Riva 85 Opera Super, the 26.02m Monokini was built to RINA class in 2009 and accommodates eight guests in a full width master suite, double stateroom and two twin cabins. Two 2000hp MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 26 knots and her asking price is €2.95 million.