Lurssen's superyacht Blind Date to star at Antibes Show says Peter Insull
by Malcolm MacLean
Jane Hardy at Peter Insull's Yacht Marketing writes in to say that, along with joint central agent International Yacht Collection, they will be exhibiting Lurssen's 41m Blind Date at the Antibes Yacht Show which starts today and runs through to Sunday evening. Jane goes on to say, "Blind Date's 'Hamptons Beach house' style interior woos her visitors and gets them into holiday mode as soon as they step aboard."
This superyacht is a combination of European pedigree and American interior design. Originally built in Germany in 1995 and refitted in 2005 for a European owner, she was superbly maintained and was even stored ashore under cover during the winter months.
Under new ownership, the interior of the yacht was completely rebuilt under the careful eye of designer Patrick Knowles and transformed to create the cool and calm ambiance which makes her rather special today.
Blind Date is a fast sleek yacht with a top speed of 24 knots - her shallow draft grants access to those quiet bays and coves inaccessible to many. She accommodates eight guests in a master, VIP and two double cabins and has a range of 1,600 nautical miles at 10 knots. The owner took delivery of his new yacht at the end of 2009 and will consider trades for a smaller yacht, meanwhile Blind Date remains priced at $12.95 million.