Safira was built by Newcastle Marine to ABS class 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 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 eco-friendly. 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.
Accommodation is for 10 guests in five staterooms with the full beam master suite located below decks amidships, the position of least movement on board. There are a further two doubles and two twins and all staterooms have en suite bathrooms.
Lying in Charleston, North Carolina, Safira is down from $28 million to $24.95 million.