Interesting to see that the names of two yachts with price reductions by the Ardell brokers in Fort Lauderdale, both have classical allusions. Firstly, Wallace Donker’s central agency, the 25.9m Feadship Stultifera Navis means ‘Ship of Fools’ from a medieval poem published in 1494. Built in 1971, she is a typical Feadship ‘Little Ship’ and has had six major refits between 1995 and 2005. Accommodating six guests in three cabins, her price has been cut from $995,000 to $795,000.
In the same office Craig Cadwalader has reduced the price of Arethusa from €23 million to €20 million. Mythology has it that Arethusa was a companion of the goddess Artemis. Anyway, to get back to the point, the 47.08 Arethusa was launched by Turkey’s Nereids Yachts in 2008, sleeps 10 guests in five cabins and has a maximum speed of 17 knots.