From Palma de Mallorca comes news that the handsome Swan 100 sloop Garuda has been sold to a Russian owner by Jurgen Koch at Fraser Yachts, with Jochen Brill of Dahm International acting as the the buyer's broker.
Designed for Nautor's Swan by Ron Holland, the New Zealander famous for superyacht designs like Mirabella V, the ABS classed, 30.48 metre yacht was built in 1986, but went through a refit in 2010. This has created a contemporary interior finished in cream fabric in the midships saloon, where there's U-shaped seating around the dining table, a bar and plenty of natural light through wraparound coachroof skylights. A linear galley runs just off along the starboard side.
Jon Bannenberg took control of design below decks and the master en-suite cabin impresses. Claiming almost a quarter of the interior, it takes advantage of the 7.35 metre beam just forward of midships and has a his and hers heads, including a bath – a modest drain on the 3,500 litre water capacity. Other accommodation includes two twin guest cabins, plus quarters for four crew.
Should the wind not play ball, a 550hp Mercedes-Wizemann diesel engine provides a cruising speed of 10 knots, with a maximum speed of 13 knots. The fuel capacity is 7,000 litres.
Garuda was listed at €1,550,000.