Built in GRP by UK yard Oyster Marine to a design by Rob Humphreys, Billy Budd was delivered in 2005. Specially commissioned under expert guidance for high latitude cruising, this Oyster 72 has travelled extensively since her launch. She has had a carefully planned refit and maintenance programme to keep her in first class condition and is ready to continue her adventures with a new owner who wants to cruise the world.
With interior joinery in mahogany with cream painted bulkheads, the saloon boasts a large U-shaped settee to port around a table with a diamond-patterned grain and a central burr wood marquetry dolphin design. A comfortable settee is to starboard and a television screen is mounted on a bookshelf at the aft end of the saloon.
Accommodation is for 10 guests in four cabins plus three crew. The master suite is located aft with a double berth offset to port, under-berth drawers, dressing table, settee and two large hanging lockers. To starboard lie a twin and double cabin and there is a further double cabin to port. Under power, a 225hp Perkins engine gives her a cruising speed of nine knots.
Lying in Lavagna, Italy, Billy Budd is asking €1.3 million with VAT paid.