Newcastle superyacht Safira now for sale with Northrop & Johnson and Burgess
by Malcolm MacLean
Built by Newcastle Marine, she is ABS classed and MCA unrestricted with an ice-strengthened hull and was delivered in 2013. The winner of an award for Naval Architecture at the 2014 ShowBoats International Design Awards, she’s a global explorer with remarkable engineering, excellent seakeeping qualities and a host of ‘green’ attributes.
Energy-efficient electrical specifications allow smaller generators to be carried, in turn reducing fuel consumption. Even the woodwork and decking is not as it seems. In place of teak is an environmentally friendly Dutch product called Esthec, which provides sound insulation to lower decks. Dynamic positioning using GPS enables Safira to stay precisely in place without anchoring, which is ideal when cruising environmentally delicate areas.
Safira accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms with the full beam master suite located below decks amidships, the position of least movement on board: perfect for those who prefer staterooms for comfortable sleeping rather than admiring the views. All staterooms have en suite bathrooms.
Safira is asking $28 million.