Explorer yacht Grace sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard SPS Kooiman to a design by Henk W Koster Ship Design and delivered in 2004, Grace offers a totally unique yachting experience. Drawing inspiration from the classic fantail yachts of the early 1930s, she seamlessly blends elegant lines and traditional detailing with all of the modern systems required for safe global cruising. Features such as the large windows with low sills in the main saloon which allow a clear view from within, the real fire place in the library, the elegant formal dining room and the huge aft deck with all the facilities for relaxed al fresco entertainment and dining, are testament to this.
Built to Bureau Veritas class, her hull is strengthened to ice class standards and with her efficient hydrodynamics she is the perfect platform for worldwide expeditions at any latitude. Accommodation is generous for 10 guests in five cabins including a main deck master suite, two double and two twin cabins, all with en suite facilities.
Due to her size and a powerful bow thruster, Grace can moor in small bays and harbours and, thanks to her extensive battery banks, she can achieve up to 12 hours of completely silent anchoring – perfect for peaceful cruising in remote locations. Twin 600hp Cummins engines give her a range of 5,300 nautical miles at 10.5 knots.
Lying in Norway, Grace was asking €8.5 million.