Broker Insight: On board classic motor yacht Paloma

12 January 2021

Paloma is a beautiful example of a rebuilt classic and a rare offering on the brokerage market. Custom built by Japanese shipyard Ishikawajima-Harima, she first hit the water in 1965 and was later sold to an experienced owner who oversaw her rebuild between 2003 and 2004. Paloma has since proved her mettle as a world cruiser, crossing the Atlantic 20 times, and with a range of over 4,000 nautical miles she still offers unencumbered adventures at sea. With just two owners since new, Paloma is offered for sale in prime condition, asking €14,250,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International. Senior sales broker Jean-Marie Récamier walks us through this historic offering...

What makes Paloma stand out?

Paloma is one of the very few large classic motor yachts available and the largest of three yachts built in Japan by the Ishikawajima-Harima shipyard. She is simply timeless and one of a kind.

How many can Paloma accommodate?

Paloma offers accommodation for up to 14 guests in seven suites including the owner’s suite on the main deck. The guest’s accommodation is found on the lower deck and comprises two double cabins and two twins, all ensuite, plus two single berth cabins that share a shower room.

What's your favourite onboard feature and why?

Her panoramic master stateroom and traditional bridge deck salon/bar. Plus, her exceptionally large deck space, which is rare to find these days.

What type of owner would Paloma suit?

Considering Paloma has only had two owners since new, she would attract an individual with worthy yachting background and who appreciates a more classic way of life. She would be a perfect yacht to those who have large families, with an extensive cruising programme.

What recent work or refit has the boat had (if any)?

She was first totally rebuilt in 2003/04 when sold to the present owner. Then underwent further comprehensive refits in 2018 and 2020. For further details please contact Camper & Nicholsons International to receive the full list.

Is Paloma suitable for charter and, if so, why?

She would be a perfect yacht for charter operation because she is so unique. Her ample deck space offers great entertainment space for private events or to accommodate large groups of friends or family.

Does the yacht have an interesting history or has she made any trips of note?

Paloma was originally built for the famous ship-owning Goucandris family. Since her rebuild in 2004, the yacht has crossed the Atlantic at least 20 times. She’s also hosted many influential politicians and celebrities of our time, but that’s for me to know and for you to find out!

Where is Paloma located now?

After a successful boat show during the Riviera Rendez-Vous in Nice this September 2020, Paloma headed straight to Malta where she will be lying until next spring.

Paloma is asking €14,250,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International.