News just in that Sean Doyle at Northrop & Johnson has closed on his joint listing for sale with All Ocean Yachts, the 27.4 metre expedition yacht Hope, with Pam Barlow at Luke Brown Yachts acting for the buyer.
Hope was built by US superyacht yard Palmer Johnson and was launched in 1992 under the name Ma Mu IV. The main saloon has a full bar aft with large windows providing extra light, comfortable club armchairs and a desk with a view. The rectangular galley works well at sea and the breakfast nook to starboard is very enticing.
She can be run by just two crew and accommodates six guests in three staterooms. The master suite is very private below aft of the engine room with a center line king sized bed and there are two twin cabins forward of the engine room. Twin 380hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 10 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles.
Lying in Palm Beach, Florida, Hope was asking $2,450,000.