CRN superyacht Matahari sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 52.43 metre motor yacht Matahari, listed for sale by Simon Theseira at Simpson Marine in Malaysia, is sold.
Matahari (ex Taipan III) was commissioned by the Emir of Bahrain and built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard CRN to a design by Kevin Calhoun & Company and delivered in 1981 with refits in 1996, 1998 and 2012. Her 14 guests are accommodated comfortably in seven en-suite cabins including a master suite of truly grand proportions, an exquisite VIP suite, and five additional twin cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities.
The saloon has several conversation areas plus an antique player piano, ideal for group participation in hearty singalongs. More contemplative guests will find the large freshwater aquarium offers beauty as well as peacefulness. Forward, the dining area comfortably seats 14 guests with full silver service upon request.
The aft deck has a bar, seating and a table, and can be fully air-conditioned or have all side windows removed for superb ventilation. The aft cockpit has easy access to the water, descending on stairways, not via a ladder.
The sun deck offers three separate areas for entertaining. There is the heated Jacuzzi tub surrounded by a seating area, a fully stocked bar with its own seating, and built-in heavily upholstered lounging chaises all the way aft for enjoying the sun to the fullest.
Matahari is a proven, economical passage-making charter yacht with six transatlantic crossings, Caribbean and Bahamas cruising plus a winter cruise from Europe to Taiwan and back.
Lying in Singapore, Matahari was asking US$4.5 million.