300 superyacht sales this year as Worth Avenue sells Islander

2013-12-11By Malcolm MacLean

It's a record 300 sales so far this year as Michael Mahan at Worth Avenue Yachts tells me he worked with Simon Gibson and Mark Osterhaven to represent buyer and seller in the sale of the 58.5m motor yacht Islander.

She was delivered by Australian Yacht Builders in 1991 to a design by Glade Johnson and was originally built as an ABS classed motor-sailer. In 2010 Islander had a complete internal and external refit which saw her masts and keel removed to convert her into a motor yacht.

The luxurious full beam main saloon offers four different seating areas while the sky lounge provides magnificent views and offers a sophisticated area for entertainment. A dramatic spiral staircase leads from the lobby entrance to each of the yacht’s three decks, with an elevator to all decks including the sundeck where there is a huge entertaining deck with bar and pool.

Islander offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in six staterooms comprising a master suite, four double staterooms and a twin cabin. The full beam master suite is generously proportioned and features his and hers bathrooms and an owner’s study.

Islander has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, with a top speed of 15 knots. Power comes from two 2,330hp MTU diesel engine.

Islander was asking $12.85 million.