Yacht Connections sends news of a further $2.5 million price cut on the all-aluminium 46m expedition yacht Dione Sky.
Custom built by US yard Palmer Johson to ABS class, she was delivered in 1996 as Turmoil. Under her present owner she made an impressive figure of eight passage around North and South America – a feat duly recognised by the award of the Voyager’s Trophy at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. In all, she has logged nearly 200,000 nautical miles since launch and made a successful transit of the North West Passage in 2001. Her rugged appearance belies a stunning, elegant interior in American cherry wood.
Dione Sky is MCA compliant and has accommodation for 10 guests in a master suite, two double staterooms and two twin cabins, all en suite. She received an extensive refit/rebuild in 2007. Twin 819hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 7,000 nautical miles. Both engines were completely rebuilt in early 2013.
Dione Sky is up for sale as her present captain and his wife, who have been with this owner over 20 years on various yachts, are now retiring and the owner does not wish to hire a new crew at this stage.
Lying at Vilanova Marina in Barcelona, Spain, Dione Sky is down from $17.5 million to $15 million.