€800,000 price cut on Vitters sailing yacht Aphrodite A
by Malcolm MacLean
The 42.67 metre sailing yacht Aphrodite A, jointly listed for sale by Ann Avery at Northrop & Johnson and Marc Haendle at Ocean Independence, has had a further €800,000 price reduction
Formerly named Aphrodite II, she was built in aluminium by Dutch yard Vitters to a design by Hoek Naval Architects and was delivered in 1999 designed for long range cruising. The interior, again by Hoek Design, features highly polished cherry wood, white ceilings and maple floors giving her a luxurious elegance and she accommodates eight guests in four cabins plus six crew. Guest accommodation consists of a master suite with a four poster king sized bed, port and starboard doubles and a twin. All guest cabins have flat screen televisions, entertainment centres, mini bars and full en suite facilities.
The saloon of this yacht for sale has a dining table seating 12 guests, a comfortable seating area and a coffee machine. Below the waterline in the bow there are two forward facing cameras, allowing guests to watch and film dolphins riding the bow pressure wave from the comfort of the television room.
An ideal yacht for circumnavigating the globe, Aphrodite A can carry sufficient stores and fuel to cruise for three months without cease. In addition, her hull is divided into five watertight compartments, thus guaranteeing maximum safety. An 830hp MTU engine gives her an impressive range of 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. Sloop rigged, she comes with hydraulic in boom furling.
Lying in Cannes, France, Aphrodite A is now asking €6.8 million.