Benetti motor yacht Happy Hour sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 31.5 metre motor yacht Happy Hour, listed for sale by Bernie Challis at IYC, has been sold with Russell Crump at Yachting Partners International introducing the buyer.
Built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Benetti, she was delivered in 1969. In 2006 she went through a total rebuild at Mondo Marine when she was stripped back to the bare hull and received completely new engineering, engines, generators, electrics and a fresh interior by Frederic Mechiche.
Happy Hour was last sold in 2010 when she was named Happy Day and her previous owner had kept her in immaculate condition, respecting all the improvements made during her rebuild.
Accommodation is now for eight guests in four cabins consisting of a full beam master suite on the upper deck with a private aft deck, a full beam VIP suite below deck, a double and a twin, all with entertainment centres, LCD television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
The main saloon is furnished with L-shaped settees, occasional chairs and tables, and leads into a formal dining room and a library/media room fitted with a 42 inch LCD television screen.
There is an abundance of outdoor space including a large aft deck with upholstered bench seating, a table and chairs, and a huge sun deck with loungers, sun pads and a fridge. Twin 556hp Volvo diesel engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Lying in Italy, Happy Hour was asking €1.3 million.