We decided to investigate how much yacht a million dollars would buy and the answer is quite a lot of boat. We tracked down five yachts of over 32 metres currently on the market at below the magic $1 million mark and here they are:
The 32m motor yacht Clarissa was built in aluminium by Poole Chaffee in 1977 and in 1999 went to All American Marine to be lengthened by five metres plus a full refit and repaint. Her full time crew and a lifetime of scheduled maintenance have ensured trouble free long range cruising including a transatlantic crossing from the USA to Greece in 2008.
Clarissa has a unique main deck with both an open and glass enclosed aft deck and her massive flybridge makes her ideal for entertaining. She’s economical too, as her twin 650hp Detroit Diesel engines give her a range of 2,400 nautical miles burning a miserly 20 gallons per hour. She sleeps eight guests in four staterooms.
Lying in Palma, Clarissa is asking €650,000 at Burger Yacht Sales.
Built by Tempest Marine in 1990, Trilogy is a 32m motor yacht which underwent a substantial refit in 2005. The refit included a hull extension, new paint, new A/C, new teak decks, major works to all machinery, and upgraded electrical systems. She has four cabins for eight guests, and also features Naiad stabilisers. Twin 1000hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Trilogy is for sale at bluewater asking €595,000 VAT paid.
Whit Kirtland at Bradford Marine Yacht Sales is offering the 32.3m motor yacht Grand Cru for sale.
Built in aluminium in 1984, Grand Cru is a classic raised pilothouse Burger motor yacht with numerous and recent upgrades, including major refits in 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2010. Her upgrades include new generators and new teak decks in 2005, foredeck teak removed and new low maintenance decks installed and superstructure repainted in 2011.
Grand Cru offers accommodation for six guests in three staterooms, all en-suite and also features an air conditioned enclosed aft deck, large cockpit and flybridge.
Lying in Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cru is asking $870,000.
The 34.14m motor yacht Sentimental Journey was built by Lloyds Ships Holdings in aluminium in 1983 and both Lloyds and Fratelli Benetti collaborated on her wider design, with the naval architecture by Lloyds.
Her interior was designed by Hampton Interiors to be comfortable and luxurious, sleeping 12 guests and 6 crew. Sentimental Journey has twin 250hp Gardner engines giving a cruising speed of 9 knots and a maximum speed of 10 knots.
Refitted by Delta Marine in 2009, Sentimental Journey is asking $975,000 at Camper & Nicholsons International
The 42.2m part-refit Balboa is ready and waiting for a new owner to complete the conversion of this North Sea trawler, built by Maaskant Shipyards in 1989, to a world class expedition superyacht. The current owners have decided to halt the conversion plans and put the ship on the market and much work has already been completed.
The work includes removing all insulation in the fish hold; removing fishing gear, winches and masting, removing the rubbing strakes, eliminating all direct current equipment that was needed to power the winches and removing two generators to make room for smaller units. She is planned to have six cabins and a single 2000hp Deutz engine will give her a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Detailed plans, drawings and renderings are available.
Balboa is asking $595,000 at All Ocean Yachts.
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