Motor yacht Stampede now for sale with Merle Wood and Northrop & Johnson
by Malcolm MacLean
The 35.6 metre explorer motor yacht Stampede has changed central agencies and is now listed for sale by Merle Wood & Associates and Northrop & Johnson.
Built in GRP by US yard Delta Marine to a design by John Schubert, Stampede was delivered in 1990 as Princess Gloria with an extensive refit by Delta in 2008. The refit added nine feet to the yacht, creating a more spacious layout and greater outdoor spaces for the owner's enjoyment. The flybridge was lifted to accommodate a Jacuzzi and the main deck now offers al fresco dining, among other improvements. The large aft deck too, offers several areas for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Inside, the interior design, by Penny Stamps Interiors, included light gloss teak paneling throughout and a custom built glass dining table to grace the main saloon. All audio visual systems were upgraded with state of the art technology, and all interior and exterior lighting was replaced by more modern lighting. All the work proved to be worthwhile when Stampede was voted best refitted yacht of the year at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards.
The master cabin and head, located forward on the main deck, were gutted and reconfigured to create more wardrobe space. Below, one of the four generously sized cabins was converted to a gymnasium complete with mirrored walls and free weights. Thus Stampede now accommodates eight guests in four cabins, all with en suite facilities while twin 623hp Caterpillar engines give her a range of 6,500 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 10 knots.
Lying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Stampede is asking $9.5 million.