Good news from Toby Walker at Stockbridge Yachts that he's closed on his listing for sale, the 32.3 metre sailing yacht Carl Linne, with William Bishop at Yachting Partners International acting for the buyer.
Named after the 18th Century Swedish biologist and polymath Carl Linnaeus, Carl Linne was designed by Gerard Dijkstra and built in aluminium by Holland Jachtbouw to Lloyds class with delivery in 2003 and a refit in 2011. She is a modern interpretation of the fast and seaworthy Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. Like her forbears, her powerful sail plan is easy to handle with a minimum of crew, and her plumb bow and broad counter stern give her a strong, workmanlike appearance.
Carl Linne's main cockpit is both a sensible working space and a comfortable al fresco dining venue. In addition, she is speedy, having turned in an excellent performance at the 2013 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous.
MCA Large Yacht compliant, Carl Linne accommodates six guests in a master suite plus a double and a twin cabin and four crew. Under power, a single 300hp Lugger engine gives her a range of 1,000 nautical miles at nine knots.
'Carl Linne is a stunning sailing yacht,' says her YPI Broker, William Bishop, who represented the buyer in the transaction. 'She is in immaculate condition and now goes to a new owner who I know is going to savour all that she has to offer.'
Carl Linne was asking €3,950,000.