SWS sailing superyacht Rapture for sale at YPI
by Malcolm MacLean
The 30.2 metre SWS sailing yacht Rapture is now listed for sale by William Bishop at Yachting Partners International.
Rapture was built by South Africa's Southern Wind Shipyard to a design by Farr and Nauta Design and delivered in 2007 as the fifth in this successful series of 100DS advanced composite yachts. RINA classed, she has an exceptionally voluminous four cabin interior layout for eight guests in two doubles and two twins, all en suite, with crew areas aft. With a single owner and captain since new, Rapture is a fast and proven world capable cruiser that has been professionally maintained.
The perfect yacht for family use, ocean racing and luxury charter, she offers the ultimate in style, comfort and performance and has proven herself in all areas. The forward cockpit has a large dining table to port and cocktail table to starboard. This can be open for al fresco dining or covered by two awnings, while the panoramic deck saloon has a comfortable U-shaped couch on the starboard side with a large dining area accommodating eight to ten guests on the port side. Refits in 2013/2014 saw her receive new sails, her composite rigging replaced and her topsides and hull repainted. Under power, a 305hp Cummins engine gives her a maximum speed of 10.5 knots.
Her broker, Will Bishop, remarks: 'Rapture is ideal for any new owner wanting minimal capital investment going forward. She is a versatile yacht that offers a lot to its owner and guests. She is very competitively priced and in superb condition. For an owner looking not only to enjoy his yacht but also benefit from significant charter revenue,there is no better option on the market today – and Rapture’s excellent four-cabin configuration will ensure she continues to enjoy strong demand for years to come. Those considering purchasing a yacht like her should arrange a visit sooner than later. We suspect she will not remain on the market for very long.'
Rapture is asking €4,375,000.