Built in aluminium by Italian yard Rodriquez Yachts to a design by Foster & Partners as one of a trio of identical yachts designed for charter, Ocean Sapphire was delivered in 2010. RINA classed and MCA compliant, this spectacular and contemporary floating masterpiece was designed with a strong emphasis on space and light and has five suites for up 12 guests.
The design is most successful in the airy master suite, a full-beam area with two private fold out sea terraces. Further accommodation is provided in two double VIP cabins and two twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth.
Throughout the yacht's interior, the architects maximized the amount of natural light by incorporating extensive floor- to-ceiling windows and walls of light-coloured hardwoods with high-gloss finishes. The Italian manufacturer Cassina supplied all the ultra modern furnishings and fittings while the galley equipment is by Schiffini.
One of the most distinctive aspects of her design is the dramatic grey superstructure that arches from the bow all the way aft. The extra space this creates on a 41 metre boat is impressive with 2495 square feet being devoted to outside decks and a further 2790 square feet available for guest and crew leisure areas and accommodation.
A panoramic saloon on the upper deck offers wide, unobstructed views as far as the horizon and natural materials such as solid teak and coconut husk fibre flooring delineate the boundaries between the lush interior and the minimalist outer deck areas.
Fitted with twin Caterpillar C32 engines, she has a cruising speed 0f 14 knots and a range of 2,400 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Ocean Sapphire was asking €4,180,000.