Phocea was built in 1976 by DCAN near Toulon, France, commissioned by French yachtsman Alain Colas to compete in the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race. Following the race, she had a chequered history, becoming first a day charter vessel and later refitted as a superyacht by a French entrepreneur.
She was purchased in 1997 and sent to Lurssen in Germany where she was stripped back to just the hull and superstructure and completely rebuilt to her new owner’s exacting specifications. Following these two metamorphoses she is now a stunning sailing superyacht accommodating 12 guests in an owner’s suite on the main deck and three double and two twin cabins below. Phocea was asking €9.9 million.