Islander lowers her sails for the last time
by Malcolm MacLean
Craig Cadwalader of Ardell calls to say that the conversion of the 57.91m motorsailor Islander into a pure motoryacht is proceeding well. Her keel and masts have been removed, ballast re-aligned and she now has a modified upper deck.
Launched by Australian Yacht Builders in 1991, the superyacht's also been upgraded throughout with new electrical systems, fresh paint job, etc. Islander has proved to be a highly successful charter yacht and accommodates up to 13 guests in a full beam private owner's suite, three doubles, a twin and three Pullman berths.
Craig says that sea trials are due in early December after which more comprehensive performance data will be available. A joint central agency for sale with Peter Insull's Yacht Marketing, Islander is asking $24.95 million.