32m Tarrab motor yacht Platypus sold
by Philip Reynolds
The 32 metre Tarrab-built motor yacht Platypus has been sold. The listing agent was Whit Kirtland of Fort Lauderdale-based Bradford Marine, and Greg Hughes of BC Ltd represented the buyer.
The flybridge cockpit Platypus has been used as a dive charter vessel in Florida, Bradford Marine describing her as one of the finest of her type around, visiting many spectacular marine sights off the southern eastern seaboard of the United States and The Bahamas.
The semi-displacement yacht Platypus has a GRP hull and was built by Argentinian yard Tarrab, which operates out of Tigre, near the capital Buenos Aires. Tarrab is a family-owned company that celebrated its 40th anniversary two years ago. Tarrab Yachts are noted for their wide beams and low centres of gravity, which improves stability and adds multiple structural bulkheads to enhance hull structure and offer greater safety.
Platypus, which can accommodate nine guests in four cabins, is no exception. The accommodation includes a master cabin, which has a queen-size bed, shower and toilet. There is a VIP cabin, which also has a queen-size bed, shower and toilet. A guest cabin has a double bed, a single bed, shower and toilet. A further guest cabin has a twin bed. She is fully air conditioned throughout.
Platypus was built in 2000 and underwent a refit this year. She is powered by two inboard Caterpillar 3412 E diesel engines. With these she has a cruising speed of 22 knots, which can increase to 24 knots flat out. She has a range of 700 nautical miles at just over 21 knots.
She was lying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was listed at $995,000. Platypus will move to Canada at the end of October.