Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht Elandess sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Designed by Donald Starkey, she was built in steel and aluminium by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen to Lloyds class and delivered in 2009, going on to be nominated in several categories at the 2010 ShowBoats Design Awards and World Superyacht Awards.
A serene interior by Bannenberg & Rowell accommodates up to 12 guests in six cabins including a main deck master suite featuring an Art Deco theme, floor to ceiling windows and a private deck. Below lie two twin and two double cabins that can be converted into two full beam suites, while there is a multi-functional cabin on the bridge deck with two Pullman berths that could serve as a children’s area or be used as a study.
The main deck saloon of this offers a comfortable seating area decorated in a pale cream colour palette with bold splashes of colour and a full cocktail bar. Forward is a formal dining area with a large glass topped table and seating for 12 guests.
The sky lounge is generously proportioned and offers informal relaxation before a sophisticated audio/visual system and there is another full sized bar.
Al fresco entertaining and dining is available aft on both the main and upper decks while the flybridge has a rectangular Jacuzzi, sun pads and sun loungers, a bar and gym equipment. Twin 2,000hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a range of 5,000 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 13 knots and she is fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilizers.
Elandess was asking €52.5 million.