Julien Solari at Thierry Voisin tells me he's closed on his listing for sale, the 21.63 metre sailing yacht Aldabra A acting for both buyer and seller.
Designed by German Frers, she was built in GRP by Finnish yard Nautor’s Swan and delivered in 1991 as the yard’s first hull in the ever-popular Swan 86 series. Fast, safe and sea kindly, she won the Maxi Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo in 2000.
A fine interior in hand-rubbed satin teak sleeps up to 10 guests in five cabins comprising a master suite and three doubles plus two Pullman berths, making her ideal for use either privately or as a charter yacht. An additional feature is a shallow draft keel of only 3.2m, allowing her access to all those quiet, secluded anchorages. Refitted in 2014, she now has a new generator, electronics system and a hull repaint plus a rebuilt 182hp Perkins engine giving her a cruising speed of 9 knots under power.
Aldabra A was asking €650,000.