While they may be far outweighed in number by their motor yacht-owning peers, most sailing yacht owners wouldn’t swap their bluewater cruisers or regatta winners for anything. After all, there's nothing quite like sipping ice-cold mojitos to the soundtrack of a sail flapping gently overhead. We take a look at some of the standout sailing yachts listed for sale at the Virtual BOAT Show...
Built by the lauded Wally Yachts, the 30.63 metre Alexia first hit the water in 2004 and is a proven race winner, scooping victories at the Maxi Rolex Cup and Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. With full solid carbon rigging, water ballast and trim tab, she is a no-nonsense sailing yacht with racing at its core. Alexia can accommodate up to six guests across three cabins with traditional mahogany detailing; on deck, a cockpit takes centre stage with a Bimini top for sunny days. Alexia is offered for sale fresh from a refit with just one owner since new.
The 26.5 metre Swan 88 is the latest addition to the Finnish shipyard's fleet of Maxis. She might be the smallest in the series but is an evolution of her predecessors, capturing the best elements of her sisterships and honing them into the perfect 26.5 metre package. Penned as a no-compromise cruiser with a racing edge, the yacht's deck is split into four distinct areas including a cockpit for dining at anchor and a beach club area granted by a fold-down transom, with a twin helm splitting the two. The fourth area, also known as the sunset lounge, sits forward of the mast.
Price on application with Nautor's Swan.
Child of Lir
Child of Lir is a true performance cruiser pairing the thrill of high-octane sailing with superior comfort. From the boards of veteran Swan designer German Frers, with styling by Beiderbeck Design, the 31.89 metre sailing yacht was delivered in 2016 as a Swan 105 RS model built in carbon composite. Under sail, the yacht can be managed by a small crew and manoeuvres are facilitated by a self-tacking jib and complete push-button sail and rigging controls. Below deck, there's accommodation for eight guests with a full-beam master suite.
Asgard is a 42.83 metre ketch-rigged sailing yacht built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1993. She is offered for sale fresh from a refit in 2020, which included an overhaul of the engine, thrusters and generators. Asgard has competed in a number of regattas in her time, scooping the top prize at the Superyacht Cup and Rolex Maxi Worlds with the help of her lightweight cold moulded mahogany hull and modern rig. While she's fine-tuned for regatta racing, Asgard was also designed with world cruising in mind and has made journeys to Alaska and the South Pacific since her launch.
The Swan 120 marks yet another evolution of Swan's Maxi line up and will be the flagship of the entire fleet when she hits the water in 2021. Designed with cruising in mind, highlights include a concealed, electronically controlled bimini top and sprayhood as well as a large teak-decked swim platform, twin staircase and a tender garage large enough for a 4.5 metre tender. There are two interior configurations to choose from: one with the owner’s cabin aft and one with the owner’s cabin forward. Both feature an additional three en suite guest cabins comprising one double and two twins.
Starting from €16,000,000 with Nautor's Swan.
Jongert sailing yacht Wellenreiter was designed by Andre Hoek and launched in 2003. The custom 46 metre sloop is the largest yacht built by the Dutch yard and can accommodate up to seven guests in a full-beam master suite, double cabin and a twin with a crew of six. A study adjacent to the owner's stateroom can be converted into a fourth cabin as required. Wellenreiter has a large sail plan to displacement ratio for a keelboat, with a furling boom and captive winches for simplified sailing.
Built in carbon fibre by Finnish yard Nautor’s Swan to a design by German Frers, the 27.7 metre Alix was delivered in 2009 as a high-performance yacht and received a range of upgrades in 2014/2015. An interior in wenge wood and tinted oak, complemented by an anthracite colour scheme, accommodates eight guests in four cabins. With just one owner since new, Alix is presented in pristine condition having enjoyed only light usage during the summer months and limited charters.
Built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Valdettaro to a design by Laurent Giles, the 34.11 metre sailing yacht Ree was delivered in 1995 and most recently refitted in 2019. A high-volume interior designed by Studio Garroni accommodates 10 guests in five cabins compromising a full-beam master suite and four twins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. Under power, a 400hp MTU engine allows a comfortable cruising speed of 9 knots topping out at 12 knots.
Hoppetosse was built by Nautor's Swan and hit the water in 2006. This 30.21 Swan 100 FD model was designed to offer the best of both worlds, melding together the performance of a racing yacht with the comfort of a luxury cruiser. Hoppetosse has benefited from continuous upgrades throughout her life, including new sails, rigging and navigation equipment in 2016.
Built as custom by Dutch yard Jongert, the 29 metre sailing yacht Mbolo was delivered in 2004 and was awarded ‘Best Sailing Yacht’ in the category for sailing yachts up to 40 metres in length by ShowBoats International in that year. Her interior, designed by Peter Sijm, can accommodate seven guests across three cabins. For a yacht of her size, Mbolo is offered for sale with relatively low engine hours and is in immaculate technical condition having undergone significant refit work in the past three years, including new riggings, winches and furlers.