Northcoast motor yacht Marbella II sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in GRP by US yard Northcoast Yachts to a design by Jack Sarin, she was delivered in 1998. In 2013 she underwent a major interior upgrade with the installation of completely new light cherry wood cabinetry in all four cabins, the upper and lower foyers, pilothouse and the galley. In addition, any other woodwork that was not replaced was either refinished or reconditioned, creating an attractively casual yet sophisticated look.
Accommodation is for eight guests in four cabins consisting of a master suite with a king sized bed, a VIP suite with a private entrance and two guest cabins, all with flat screen televisions and en suite bathroom facilities.
In the saloon, the flooring is in light Carrera marble with an inlaid dark Emperador marble border. Aft is the dedicated formal dining area with a heavy glass rectangular table seating eight guests comfortably. Above the dining table is a high gloss cherry soffit housing a decorative light fixture. To port and starboard are plateware and accessory cabinets with black granite counter tops.
Continuing into the main saloon from the dining area is a large L-shaped bar on the aft-starboard side with two wine-coloured swivel bar stools. The bar top is made of black granite and a wooden stemware rack hangs from the soffit above. Equipment behind the bar consists of a 24-bottle wine chiller, an ice maker and a separate under counter fridge. Across from the bar is a comfortable seating area featuring an 8’ custom upholstered couch along the port wall with a large matching chair to aft and a pair of designer lounge chairs forward. At the foremost section of the saloon is a custom cherry cabinet which houses the 50 inch LG flat screen television on an electric lift. The wood treatments in the main saloon are a combination of high gloss cherry with satin finished window surrounds and crown moulding above.
Double stainless steel sliding doors with tinted glass open to the aft deck with a gloss teak and mahogany-inlaid dining table and a large built-in upholstered bench seat beyond along the upper transom. There is additional seating in four large chairs with separate cushions. This table easily accommodates 8 or more guests while dimmable lighting and stereo speakers overhead make this an ideal al fresco dining area.
Twin 1,350hp Caterpillar engines give Marbella II a cruising speed of 12 knots and, lying in Fort Lauderdale, she was asking $3,595,000.