Sailing yacht Q readying for charter
by Malcolm Maclean
She will be offered for charter in the West Med this summer and in the Caribbean next winter at €195,000 per week in high season and €180,000 per week in low season. Built by New Zealand yard Alloy Yachts to a design by Dubois Naval Architects, she was delivered in 2008, specifically designed with long range cruising in mind.
A luxurious interior by Reymond Langton accommodates 10 guests in five cabins consisting of a full-beam master suite, two VIP double suites and two twin cabins plus two Pullman berths. All cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
The emphasis on this yacht for charter is on outdoor living, with stylish al fresco entertaining and dining available in the spacious aft cockpit featuring large windows that can be opened and closed electronically, meaning that this area can be closed for air conditioning or opened to let in the sea breezes.
Up on the flybridge is comfortable seating, a table, barbecue and panoramic views.
Water toys include two tenders, a sailing dinghy, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear, fishing tackle and a range of towables including water skis.
Under power, a 1,200hp diesel engine gives her an impressive range of 7,200 nautical miles at 10 knots.