Hitachi Zosen motor yacht Buckpasser sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 37 metre motor yacht Buckpasser, listed for sale by Andrew LeBuhn and Brendan Roney at Camper & Nicholsons International, has been sold with Perini Navi USA introducing the buyer.
Built in aluminium by Hitachi Zosen to a design by Jack Hargrave, she was delivered in 1985 as a custom mothership to an avid sportsman and is able to host a full-sized helicopter, a 12.8 metre sportfish yacht and an array of other craft. Accommodation is for eight guests in four cabins consisting of four double suites, all with en-suite bathroom facilities, and there are quarters for eight crew, giving an excellent crew to guest ratio.
Glass and stainless steel doors access the enclosed aft deck area from the cockpit and this cosy spot has built-in L-shaped sofas facing forward on both sides with matching chair and table settings for relaxed dining. From the aft deck, glass and stainless steel doors slide open to the large main saloon, which has expansive windows on both sides, highlighted by varnished teak trim and crown mouldings above. There is comfortable seating on settees and armchairs, an entertainment centre including a large screen television and a bar with a sink, fridge and ice-maker.
Further along a starboard walkway, there is a large teak door to the formal dining room with identical built-in buffet cabinets on both sides.
Up on the bridge deck are two deployment cranes for the tenders and fuelling stations for the helicopter, which is not currently on board nor included in the sale. Twin 550hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a cruising speed of 10.5 knots and a range of 4,200 nautical miles.
Buckpasser was asking $3,495,000 and was sold within four months of coming on the market.