On February 24th I carried the news that Costa Lourandakis at Ocean Independence in Greece had signed a central agency for sale on the 46m motorsailer Arktos and now he sends word of a €200,000 cut in her price.
Arktos was built by the Basimakopouli yard in wood to RINA class in 2004 and has been carefully maintained since launch. The construction of this superyacht was inspired by the 19th century sailing vessels of Galaxidi and the owner was keen to build a traditional ‘karavoskaro’ design reminiscent of older times combined with the amenities and safety requirements of a modern yacht.
The sailplan and rigging of Arktos also follow tradition: she's a gaff rigged, topsail schooner with a long bowsprit to accommodate several foresails. She sleeps 11 guests in a master, two double and two twin cabins along with a Pullman berth and is now asking €2.8 million.