€500,000 price drop on sailing yacht Nephele
by Malcolm Maclean
This yacht for sale has spent the past two seasons in the South Pacific and is now based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Ocean Independence says that Nephele is every inch the top end cruising yacht, achieving a balance of high performance and comfort. Nephele is available for charter, and Ocean Independence says she has been well maintained by her owner, captain and crew. The aluminium-hulled yacht, which sails under the Maltese flag, has room for six guests in three cabins and a crew of four. Guest accommodation is aft of the saloon and accessible through a central corridor that leads you to, first, two opposing twin cabins and, second, to the full beam master suite. The interior is finished in European beechwood.
Nephele was launched in 2003 and her Lugger 475hp engine has a cruising speed of 10 knots and top speed of 12.5 knots. She has a range of 2,400 nautical miles and displacement of 116 tonnes. She has a beam of 7.78 metres and comes complete with an Italboats Predator 490 tender.
Entrance to the interior is via the sliding hatch forward of the main cockpit into the large main saloon. The raised house has large windows and gives good vision. A second dining table to port accommodates nine and a there is large settee to starboard. The audio/visual station is discreetly hidden in the port aft corner and has a pop-up 42 inch plasma screen television.
Available to view at the forthcoming Palma boat show Nephele is now down to €4,000,000.