Each week at the Virtual BOAT Show we shine a light on five standout superyachts listed for sale under the five million Euro mark.
Originally built by Dutch yard West-Wlaamse as a commercial vessel designed for the North Sea, the 39.74 metre motor yacht La Perla was delivered in 1976 before being acquired by a Croatian owner in 2011 and converted into a luxury charter offering. A recently refitted interior, completed in 2020, sees her able to comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests across 13 cabins, located on two of her four decks. A single Bolnes 1,200hp diesel engine allows a cruising speed of 10 knots topping out at 14 knots and a range of 2,700 nautical miles.
The 24.38 metre motor yacht Bethie Ree was built in GRP by US yard Hatteras and delivered in 2005 as an enclosed flybridge model. An interior with high gloss African mahogany joinery accommodates eight guests in four cabins comprising a full beam master suite, VIP suite, double and twin. All cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities. She also boasts an extremely spacious enclosed flybridge with a wet bar and barbecue grill. Twin 1,650hp Caterpillar diesel engines allow a cruising speed of 20 knots topping out at 24 knots.
Built in composite by US yard Christensen to an in-house design, the 36.58 metre motor yacht Cherish II was delivered in 1995. A major refit in 2013 brought her right up to date with her teak decks replaced, furniture and tenders renewed, sun deck refurbished with a new bar and spa pool, new main engines and a fresh Awlgrip paint job.
Built in triple-planked mahogany by Italian yard Cantieri di Pisa to a design by Pier-Luigi Spadolini, the 40 metre motor yacht Whispers was delivered in 1985 as an Akhir model and was fully refitted in 2015. Her interior can accommodate up to eight guests in four cabins comprising a master suite, VIP suite, double and a twin. All guest cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and en-suite bathroom facilities. Her top speed is 29 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 500 nautical miles at 18 knots with power coming from three 1,960hp MTU 12V396TB93 diesel engines.
The 42.5 metre motor yacht Happy Life was built by Italian yard Cantieri di Fiumicino in 2003 and was the first all-aluminium yacht to be MCA coded. Accommodation is for up to 16 guests in eight cabins including a full-beam owner’s suite sitting on the main deck. Her saloon and dining area are located on the main deck with an observation lounge, bar and owner's study above. Completing Happy Life’s tri-deck arrangement is the sun deck where a Jacuzzi awaits guests at the end of each day.