$3M price drop on Feadship superyacht Sea Racer
by Malcolm MacLean
The 46.63 metre fast motor yacht Sea Racer, listed for sale by Merle Wood and John Cohen at Merle Wood & Associates, has had a $3,000,000 price reduction.
Built to ABS class by Feadship to a design by De Voogt, she has a steel hull and GRP superstructure, and was delivered in 2001 as Detroit Eagle. This superyacht’s delivery was greeted with intense press coverage because of her extraordinary propulsion package. Twin 3,650hp MTU engines are linked to a 5,600hp Lycoming/DDC gas turbine giving a total of 12,900hp to deliver a top speed of 35 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.
Continuously upgraded and recently refitted in 2015, a timeless John Munford interior offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in a main deck master suite, double VIP suite and two twin cabins with two Pullman berths, all with full en suite bathroom facilities.
All the interior bulkheads are honeycomb-cored to reduce weight and keep the center of gravity low while the luxurious furnishings are built of lightweight materials so that the richly toned madrona and lighter anigre interior joinery are veneer, vacuum-bagged over a foam or honeycomb core.
Brilliantly lacquered finishes on the interior joinery give her a sharply defined, contemporary air. In counterpoint, soft textures and simple patterns in the furnishings make the interior feel warm and inviting. Particularly effective is the use of woven leather wall covering in the main stairwell and on the bulkheads concealing the vast air intakes. Because the dining room of this yacht for sale is often used as a conference room, it can be closed off from the saloon by a beautiful etched-glass sliding door.
Currently lying in South Florida and undergoing her 15 year ABS special survey, Sea Racer is now asking $29.9 million with US duty paid.