26 North Yachts sells Bilgin superyacht Star Sapphire
by Malcolm MacLean
A call to 26 North Yachts confirms that they've sold the 35.6m motor yacht Star Sapphire acting for both buyer and seller.
Star Sapphire was built by Turkey's Bilgin yard in wood and epoxy to RINA class and delivered in 2007. She features floors in intricate thin-cut Italian granite, ornate glasswork and custom carpets. A mineral called blue sodalite from Zimbabwe frames the bar in the saloon and Italian blue marble lines counter tops and is in the bathrooms and staterooms. Blue Murano glass also accents doors and windows, so no prizes for guessing the owner's favourite colour.
Accommodation is for eight guests in a main deck master suite, a VIP stateroom and two guest cabins while twin 2000hp MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Star Sapphire was asking $3,490,000.