48m superyacht Crocus on the market with Fraser

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48-metre Crocus
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On board one of Fraser’s most prized yachts for sale

27 September 2023 • Written by Hannah Rankine for Fraser

It’s rare to see a superyacht on the market that combines quality, design and functionality, but the 48-metre Admiral-build Crocus, currently for sale with Fraser, does just that. With its stunning aesthetics, intelligent layout and unwavering commitment to crew satisfaction, it's no wonder that Fraser considers it one of its most prized yachts for sale. For those in search of the ultimate seafaring experience, this Italian marvel is the perfect opportunity for those with an appreciation for the finer details of yachting.

"Crocus is very suited to a buyer who appreciates the beauty of the open sea and wants to maximise their outdoor experience," says Anton Farber, sales broker at Fraser. "The yacht offers spacious decks, lounges, dining spaces and a large beach club for storing water toys."

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Quality Italian craftsmanship

Crafted by Admiral in 2021, a brand of The Italian Sea Group (TISG), Crocus is a testament to the shipyard's rich history, dating back to 1575. With more than 1,257 yachts launched, TISG has set the gold standard for yacht construction. Crocus, the largest of the Atos series, proudly carries forward this legacy of excellence. With a very specific owner's brief, this exceptional vessel was meticulously overseen by a dedicated three-person owner team throughout its construction, ensuring every aspect adhered to the owner's exacting requirements.

"With very low engine hours, Crocus feels like a brand new yacht that's fresh out of the shipyard," Farber highlights.

The level of attention to detail on board is clear to see.. Every facet of this vessel has been crafted with a specific purpose in mind, combining luxury and practicality. An example of this is that there are no sharp edges on board, to ensure that the yacht is child-friendly.

"The yacht's child-friendly features make her safe and comfortable for families with young children," Farber adds. "Parents can relax knowing that their children can move about the yacht without encountering sharp edges or potential hazards."

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Serene styling

Crocus's design features sharp exterior lines in a light blue hue combined with white and black accents. One of the yacht's standout features is its enormous beach platform. The wide gangway, which doubles as a staircase, leads to a beach store equipped with separate rooms for beach towels, water toys and a conveniently located bathroom. The beach platform serves as an extension of the yacht's living space, allowing easy access to the water for swimming, snorkeling or launching water toys like jet skis and paddleboards. The yacht also has a 100-square-metre sundeck. 

Internally, renowned interior designer Gian Marco Campanino has embraced a minimalistic style with neutral colours, creating an inviting ambiance. Floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the interior, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside, allowing guests to feel connected to the water. Crocus can comfortably accommodate 11 guests in five luxurious staterooms, including a full-beam master suite.

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Functionality and performance

What truly sets Crocus apart is its meticulous attention to functionality. Unlike many modern builds that prioritise guest areas at the expense of crew spaces, Crocus maintains a perfect balance. Dedicated crew areas, separate galleys, comfortable crew quarters and a captain's cabin on the bridge ensure that the crew operates smoothly, without compromising service quality. Separate entrances and communication routes for crew and guests guarantee minimal disturbance, enhancing privacy and convenience. Even tender and laundry facilities are thoughtfully segregated for the owner's and crew's use.

Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, Crocus boasts a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, ensuring swift and smooth voyages. The yacht's stabilisers provide additional comfort, both at anchor and underway, making every journey a pleasure. Remarkably, Crocus achieves all this while remaining under 500GT, a testament to its efficient use of space.

"A sub-500GT yacht like Crocus strikes a balance between spaciousness and intimacy," explains Farber. Crocus is large enough to provide ample living and recreational space while still maintaining a cozy, homely atmosphere. The smaller size allows for more efficient use of space, resulting in well-designed, comfortable interiors that feel like a luxurious home away from home.

"Crocus is also easy to manoeuvre both for cruising and docking. Owners who prefer a more hands-on approach to yachting will appreciate the simplicity of operating a sub-500GT, shallow-draught yacht."

For more information on Crocus, contact the team at Fraser today.

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