Sailing yacht Aschanti IV of Vegesack now for sale with Fraser and dahm
by Malcolm MacLean
A staysail schooner, this yacht for sale was built by Germany's Burmester yard in 1954 as Aschanti of Saba with a steel hull and teak superstructure to a design by Henry Gruber. A thorough refit by Lürssen in 1994 saw the installation of up to date technology including hydraulic winches and two 36.5m spruce masts were stepped. The refit turned out to be more of a full rebuild than originally anticipated and actually exceeded the requirements of a new build, as every attempt was made to reconstruct this yacht for sale according to traditional boat building techniques. This included riveting her original steel plates back in place.
Regularly updated, Aschanti IV of Vegesack is a veteran of the world's classic yacht regattas, and she has completed several transoceanic journeys. Importantly, she carries a complete set of spare parts to enable her to enjoy long distance cruising. Her timeless interior and elegant ambience offer plenty of space to guests and crew and her current owner, who bought this yacht in 2002, continues to enjoy her whenever he is on board.
Accommodation is for six guests in a double master stateroom with en suite facilities and two twin cabins sharing a bathroom. Under power, a 504hp MTU diesel engine gives Aschanti IV of Vegesack a range of 2,500 nautical miles at nine knots.
Lying in Mallorca, Spain, Aschanti IV of Vegesack is asking €4,250,000.