CIM sailing yacht Demoiselles sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens as a family cruising yacht, Demoiselles is an attractive Maxi 88′ sloop built in GRP by the French yard CIM to Bureau Veritas class and delivered in 1989. She is very well equipped and offers comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests in two doubles and two twins with two Pullman berths, plus four crew. With her outstanding range and go-anywhere capabilities, she has proved to be a very popular charter yacht.
Her fully air-conditioned contemporary interior is predominantly cream with warm wood accents and pale fabrics. The relaxation area of the main saloon offers two large settees with tables to port while individual chairs seat eight guests comfortably at the inlaid wood dining table to starboard. Above deck, a permanent Bimini top lends shade to generous seating for eight around the cockpit’s U-shaped table. For more al fresco enjoyment, there is a large teak deck aft.
Demoiselles has an hydraulic platform at the stern, suitable either for carrying a large dinghy or for diving activities. The well protected centre cockpit area is the perfect space for long, leisurely al fresco meals. Further features include confident sailing performance, a large volume interior, and a sizeable crew area. Under power, a 275hp Caterpillar engine gives her a range of 1,500 nautical miles.
Demoiselles was asking €500,000.