Price drop on Trehard sailing yacht Dark Star of London
by Malcolm Maclean
The 27.5 metre sailing yacht Dark Star of London, listed for sale at Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage, has had a €160,000 price reduction.
Built in aluminium by French yard Trehard to a design by Martin Francis, she was delivered in 1982 as a sloop-rigged centre board cutter and was totally rebuilt at Camper & Nicholsons in 2000, going back to Trehard in 2007/2008 for a further refit.
Formerly named Buzzy B, her cherry wood interior by Pierre-Luigi Spadolini has versatile accommodation for up to 10 guests in three double and two twin cabins, all with en suite shower facilities.
The saloon of this yacht for sale offers comfortable seating with a large dining table to port, but the main attraction is her outdoor space, as her deck is fitted with flush hatches and winches, making moving around safe and easy with plenty of room for sunbathing on generous sun pads. Access to the water is via an electrically operated hydraulic aft door which converts to a spacious swim platform and there is a vast cockpit easily seating 12 guests for al fresco dining under a Bimini top.
On the technical side, she has an aluminium mast and a carbon Park Avenue boom with two Rekmann hydraulic sail furlers. A further attraction is the fact that her centre board retracts from 4.7 metres to 2.7 metres, enabling her to cruise easily in shallower waters.
A single 330hp Lugger diesel engine fives her a cruising speed of 10 knots and a range of 1,000 nautical miles under power.
Lying in Port Napoleon, France, Dark Star of London is now asking €1,090,000.