Nigel Wales at Arrival Yachts tells me of a €1.75 million price drop on his listing for sale, the 41.5m motor yacht Foners.
Previously known as Fortuna, she was built by Spain’s Astilleros Bazan yard to DNV class and launched in 2000 as the King of Spain's royal yacht. Her interior is in gloss sycamore wood throughout with stitched tan leather detailing. The main saloon is large and has settees, occasional chairs and tables, a 46 inch television/entertainment centre and a formal dining area.
Eight guests are accommodated in a four stateroom layout including a lavish master suite, VIP stateroom and two twins. All staterooms have en suite bathroom facilities. A noteworthy fact is that the superstructure is lined with Aramid fibre for the express purpose of making it bullet proof.
Above all else, Foners was built for speed. Her machinery space is divided into three compartments separated by two water tight bulkheads and contains two 1,280hp MAN engines and three Rolls Royce 6,700hp gas turbines driving three KaMeWa water jets. Her top speed is a blistering 68 knots, and she has a range of 1,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Lying in Mallorca, Foners is down from €10 million to €8.25 million.