Brooke Marine motor yacht Philosophy sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in aluminium by UK yard Brooke Marine to a design by Don Shead, she was delivered in 1991 and completely refitted in 2010 incuding new MTU engines, generators, electrical systems and a hull repaint. Her capacious interior, decorated by Julia Twigg, accommodates 10 guests in five cabins consisting of a main deck master suite with a private study, while below there are two VIP suites and two twin cabins with Pullman berths. All cabins have full entertainment systems including television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
The main deck includes a spacious and elegant saloon and separate dining room decorated in earth tones that are inviting and luxurious. A mixture of tropical woods, lush carpets and soft furnishings make this one of the most pleasant and quiet areas of the yacht. Access to the weather-protected aft deck is from the saloon or via the port side deck for crew service. This area has a large dining table and seating for 12 guests to enjoy al fresco cocktails and meals.
The bridge deck level includes a spacious but cosy sky lounge with large windows, a leather sofa and chairs, a large flat screen television, DVD and music system. The aft deck on this level is the preferred open air dining and lounging area, with large tables and sun protection. Twin 1,360hp MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 13 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles.
Still maintained to Lloyds class, Philosophy was asking €3,450,000.