Built in steel by Dutch yard J & K Smit, she was delivered in 1961 as one of four similar oceangoing salvage tugs and is the only survivor. This yacht for sale was converted into a superyacht in 1973 and now offers all the modern conveniences and comforts. Accommodation is for ten guests in five cabins consisting of a master suite on the sun deck with a private terrace, three doubles and a twin, all with en suite bathroom facilities.
Since her conversion, Itasca has circumnavigated the world three times, has made four trips to Antarctica, and was one of the first yachts to pass through the North West Passage, travelling from West to East. In 2014 she journeyed to within 570 nautical miles of the North Pole. Thoroughly well maintained, Itasca is fully in Lloyds class and MCA charter compliant, although she has only been enjoyed privately. Her hull is structurally reinforced and equipped to Lloyds highest standards for her encounters with polar ice.
A major highlight is her helicopter pad where there is also the benefit of a re-fuelling system allowing guests access to the very limits of the planet. Other features include a gym and sauna while twin 1,520hp MAN engines give her an enormous range of 13,000 nautical miles.
Available to view at anchor during the Monaco Yacht Show, Itasca is now asking $19,950,000.