Having had Feadship deliver his perfect private yacht in 2012, the experienced owner of the 68.77 metre Drizzle has put the superyacht on the market for the first time. Listed at €76,000,000 with VAT paid, she features among the top 25 most expensive boats currently for sale, and for good reason.
Drizzle is offered for sale in exceptional condition and her broker, Hamilton Marine International’s Jonathan Syrett, is urging prospective buyers to see for themselves during the Monaco Yacht Show next week. In the meantime, we get to know what has made Drizzle a standout addition to the market…
When placing the new-build order for Drizzle back in 2008, the owner recruited a team of expert designers at British studio RWD to collaborate closely on an interior that would stand the test of time. The result was a neutral, comfortable and contemporary interior, customised to feel like a home away from home, while offering wide appeal to any would-be owner looking for a seamless changeover and eager to get out to sea with no time to wait for a new build.
Thanks to her near-perfect condition, Drizzle is ready to go. And her comprehensive maintenance schedule – which has been overseen by her highly experienced crew and adoring owner – means that she won’t need a yard period any time soon. In 2019, a refit project saw Drizzle repainted and fitted with a new, full-width swim platform with a shower and retractable self-washing swim ladder, and she is offered for sale following her Lloyds 10-Year Special Survey completed in May this year.
Drizzle can cater to any indoor or outdoor occasion thanks to her range of social areas. Starting with the top deck, an open sun deck features three lounge areas, a bar and a gym that includes a Technogym treadmill and elliptical walker, as well as a selection of free weights and a weight bench.
The bridge deck has a full walkaround layout and lounge, as does the main deck below, which also features an al fresco dining table aft. Additionally, guests can move into the main saloon and dine at the large formal table. The forward area of the main deck is dedicated to the owner’s suite, which features large windows, an office area, an en suite bathroom and dressing room. The remaining six en suite staterooms are predominantly on the lower deck and can accommodate a total of 12 guests. All the guest spaces on board Drizzle are connected to WiFi and benefit from state-of-the-art entertainment systems.
Toys and crew
Drizzle has a complement of 18 crew, many of which have remained on board for some time, and are enjoying a long and happy career, which is a testament to the owner’s considerations of crew welfare and comfort. As guests will see during the Monaco Yacht Show, all of Drizzle’s crew areas have been maintained and finished to the highest possible standard, including the separate large crew lounge and crew mess fitted with entertainment systems.
With a lower deck accessway solely for the crew to easily access guest spaces above, the crews can easily tend to guests during longer trips. To enhance comfort of these longer journeys, the yacht includes high-end amenities such as a large laundry room, wine stores, trash stores and a walk-in fridge-freezer. Drizzle’s impressive engine room has been designed with a segregated generator and water treatment system rooms, which has not only future-proofed her design, but kept her running consistently well, particularly when achieving a transpacific range of 5,500 nautical miles, which is attainable when cruising at nine knots.
There is also ample space dedicated to the toy garage and tender bay, where the crew can assist guests with using the yacht’s two 7.5 metre tenders, and equipment such as wave runners, SeaBobs and inflatables. Also in the toy chest are two BIC windsurfers, two BIC kayaks, four sets of Scubapro dive gear, two Hobie SUPs and a self-supported slide.
To find out more about Drizzle, or to see her at anchor outside of Port Hercule, contact her broker, Jonathan Syrett, at Hamilton Marine International directly here.
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