Sailing yacht Kestrel sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 32.4 metre sailing yacht Kestrel has been sold with Dolphin Yachts acting for the buyer and seller.
Kestrel was built in aluminium by Turkish yard Kestrel Superyachts to a design by Ron Holland and RINA classed. Delivered in 2012, she is a high-volume, ocean-cruising ketch designed to provide impressive sailing performance capabilities with a small crew, along with stability, comfort, and low angles of heel.
Her designer and builder made every effort to create a pleasant and secure place for families, both those that are sailors or non-sailors alike. There are four large cabins for up to 10 guests consisting of a master suite aft, a VIP suite forward and two twins with Pullman berths amidships, all with LCD television screens and full en-suite facilities. A variety of large entertainment spaces above and below deck easily adapt to different requirements while sailing systems are placed where they do not interfere with social activity.
Kestrel is ketch-rigged for ease of handling and has crew accommodation for four. She was the first of a proposed semi-custom series where mast configuration, keel depth, layout, and even length, can be altered within the overall concept. Although privately used to date, she could easily be re-instated to MCA classification to make her a fine charter proposition. Under power, a single Scania diesel engine gives her a range of 2,800 nautical miles at 7.5 knots.
Kestrel was asking £1,250,000.