Price cut on Green Marine sailing yacht Maria Alba II
by Malcolm MacLean
The 29.49 metre sailing yacht Maria Alba II, listed for sale by Simon J. Turner at Northrop & Johnson in Spain, has had a further €210,000 price reduction.
Maria Alba II was built as a fast racer by UK yard Green Marine with a carbon composite racing hull and delivered in 2000 as a sloop rigged yacht named Leopard of London. Her sleek, low exterior profile is the work of Reichel-Pugh Naval Architects with Ken Freivokh handling her styling and interior design. She is now ideal as a cruiser racer and for those who enjoy attending regattas.
As Leopard of London she was a keen competitor on the racing circuit worldwide, competing in the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, and Middle Sea Race, among others. She broke the record in the Round-the-Island race off the Isle of Wight in 2001. Acquired by the current owners in 2006, this yacht for sale was renamed Maria Alba II and has since been used purely for cruising with family and friends.
After a full interior refit in 2011, Maria Alba II boasts accommodation in like-new condition. The modern, bright interior spaces showcase a New York loft apartment style with a soft palette of neutral tones and wooden panels and veneers used throughout to emphasise the sense of light. She can accommodate up to six guests in three spacious cabins including a full-beam master suite and owner’s study plus room for four crew members.
Lying in the south of Spain, Maria Alba II is now down from €2.2 million to €1.99 million with VAT paid.