Sailing superyacht Arabella now for sale with Camper & Nicholsons
by Malcolm Maclean
Built in aluminium by US yard Palmer Johnson to a design by MacLear & Harris, she was delivered in 1983 as a classic schooner named Centurion. She was completely rebuilt in 2000 and went on to have an illustrious charter career.
Arabella is US Coast Guard certified to accommodate 40 guests overnight in 20 cabins plus nine crew. Her 2000 refit included all new plumbing, power and auxiliary power, running gear, electronics and navigational equipment, communications, lighting, galley and food service, safety and lifesaving equipment. The installation of automated rigging now allows for operation with only three crew and just 10 minutes to fully loft the sails.
Her main saloon is spacious and can offer a seated dinner for up to 48 guests and also features a beautiful varnished mahogany bar as well as a buffet station. Features include a cushioned sun deck forward, a covered aft veranda and a six person Jacuzzi. In 2013 Arabella was acquired by the Manhattan Yacht Club, a leading organization in New York Harbour with more than 900 members. The Club has been improving Arabella for the next chapter in her storied career.
For the past 15 years, Arabella has been a famous yacht on the US East Coast during the summer and in the Caribbean in winter. She has hosted thousands of guests, providing unmatched sailing experiences and lots of memories. Under power, a 1,500hp Caterpillar engine gives her a cruising speed of 11 knots.
Arabella is asking €2.9 million