47m Akhir motor yacht Balista sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 46.57 metre motor yacht Balista, listed for sale by John Jacobi at Merle Wood & Associates, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Babb Rawlings at HMY Yacht Sales.
Designed by Carlo Galeazzi, Balista was built in GRP by Italian yard Cantieri di Pisa to ABS class and MCA compliancy, and was delivered in 2013 as an Akhir 153 model, going on to become a finalist at the prestigious 2014 World Superyacht Awards. Her expansive interior by Mark Berryman accommodates up to 12 guests in seven cabins consisting of a full-beam master suite on the main deck, a full-beam VIP suite convertible to two doubles two doubles and two twins, each with a Pullman berth, all with state of the art audio/visual systems and en-suite bathroom facilities. A further seven cabins sleep 10 crew aboard. A successful charter yacht over the past three years, Balista is licensed to carry 12 guests for charter.
Her main deck saloon offers comfortable seating on settees and armchairs upholstered in a tasteful blue fabric, and the lounge area also boasts a bar and an entertainment centre including a 60-inch Pioneer plasma television screen and a server giving on-demand audio and video to all guest areas. Forward is a dining area with seating for 12 guests.
The outdoor spaces have been designed to offer a variety of al fresco dining, relaxation and entertaining areas, including a sundeck, Jacuzzi, open air barbecue, bar and beach club.
Twin MTU 16V4000 M93L engines give her a cruising speed of 22 knots, topping out at 24 knots, and she is fitted with zero speed stabilisers.
Balista was asking $14,250,000.
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