Vitters sailing superyacht Timoneer sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, Timoneer was built in aluminium by Dutch yard Vitters to ABS class and delivered in 2001 as a high volume, powerful ketch-rigged sailing yacht. A pedigree world cruising yacht, she soon established a great reputation at superyacht regattas worldwide.
Among many other triumphs, she won the Palma Superyacht Regatta in 2004, the Antigua Superyacht Cup in 2008 and the Dubois Cup in 2011.
She certainly isn’t without the comforts of home either, as her saloon has a starboard dining table seating eight guests while to port there is a bar, fridge, couch, chairs, coffee table and an entertainment centre with a television screen on a rise and fall mechanism. The saloon has nine electric-powered drop-down windows meaning that this area can be fully opened up to the ocean’s breezes if desired.
Her beautifully designed and finished interior by John Munford Design with elegant paneling in hand-polished cherry wood creates a gracious and classic interior accommodating up to nine guests in five cabins. These consist of a master suite, two twins and two singles plus a Pullman berth, all with en suite shower facilities. In addition, there are quarters for nine crew in four cabins.
Under power, an 890hp Caterpillar engine gives her a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.
Timoneer was asking $8,250,000.