The Mediterranean's most prestigious yachting event, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, takes place in Porto Cervo, Italy, from 3 to 7 June, 2014. Organised by Boat International Media and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the regatta draws many of the worlds most prominent sailing yachts for four days of competitive racing accompanied by a fun social calendar. Several of the yachts in competition are for sale or charter, and here we present five fine examples on the market.
Designed by Dubois Naval Architects the 37m sailing yacht Moonbird (ex-Midnight) was built by New Zealand yard Fitzroy Yachts with a launch in 2003. Particular attention has been paid to the deck layout, which includes two expansive cushioned seating areas, one on the aft deck and the other forward of the mast, with the additional benefit of sunpads.
She has a pilothouse bar, lower saloon and dining room and boasts accommodation for eight guests in three cabins including a full width master suite plus two twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth and all cabins have en suite bathroom facilities.
Pegaso in Italy is offering the fast 30.26m sailing yacht Cape Arrow for sale asking 6.9 million.
Built by Southern Wind Shipyard with naval architecture by Farr Yacht Design and styling and interiors by Nauta Design, she was launched in 2011 as hull No 3 in the SW 100 series Cape Arrow was built to a very high specification, including a High Modulus carbon mast and carbon rigging, and offers excellent performance, comfort and elegance.
She is the raised saloon model in the sreies and can accommodate up to eight guests in four cabins a master suite, VIP double and two twin cabins. Ideal for blue water cruising and enjoyable races, she is MCA coded with a very good reputation in the international charter market.
She is in immaculate condition, and this high-performance sailing yacht won the SWS Trophy at the 2012 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.
The 24.42m sailing yacht Selene was launched by Nautor's Swan in 2000 and is available for charter through Y.CO at rates of 27,500 per week in high season and 25,000 per week in low season. Refitted in 2009, her interior has a relaxed, beach house styling sleeping six guests in a master suite plus a double and a twin.
She has placed well in regattas around the world and offers guests a thrilling, unforgettable experience. Water toys include a tender, snorkeling gear and fishing tackle.
Fraser Yachts has the 24m aluminium performance sailing yacht Drumfire for sale asking 2.4 million. Built by Dutch specialist yard Bloemsma to a design by Andre Hoek, she was launched in 2006 and had a refit in 2012. She features a classic two cockpit layout, offering space and privacy for owners and guests especially when moored stern-to. The aft cockpit is dedicated to steering and sailing gear while further forward the centre cockpit is intended for socialising. Below, a timeless interior design has panelling throughout in semi-gloss Swetenia mahogany and flooring in jetobo with maple inlays.
Seven guests are accommodated in three staterooms consisting of an owners cabin aft with a double berth to port and a single berth to starboard. There are also two guest cabins forward of the saloon, one with a full double berth and one with upper and lower berths. All cabins have en suite bathroom facilities.
Drumfireamply proved her racing credentials by winning the 2011 Palma Superyacht Cup.
Edmiston & Company and Pegaso are jointly listing the the 24m sailing yacht Matelot for sale asking 2,795,000. Launched in 2005, she is the second yacht built by South African Southern Wind Shipyard from the successful SW80 deck saloon series. Matelot successfully blends the naval architecture of Farr Yacht Design with the elegant Italian styling of Nauta Design, who created the general concept of the project, the exterior styling and the interior design.
The main saloon, with wraparound panoramic windows, is a favourite location aboard. The owner and his guests may relax sitting on the comfortable settees, enjoying the high-quality finish of the renowned Southern Wind Shipyards joinery. Six guests are accommodated in a master suite and two twin staterooms.