54m Benetti motor yacht Starfire sold

22 February 2018 • Written by Malcolm Maclean

The 54 metre motor yacht Starfire, jointly listed for sale by Merle Wood & Associates and Northrop & Johnson, has been sold with Michael Rafferty at IYC introducing the buyer.

Designed by Stefano Natucci, she was built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Benetti with delivery in 1998 and was last refitted in 2012. MCA compliant, she has an Art Deco interior by Francois Zuretti accommodating 12 guests in six cabins consisting of a full-beam master suite on the main deck, a VIP suite, two doubles and two twins, all with entertainment centres, television screens and en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition, there are quarters for 12 crew.

Starfire was asking $13.9 million

The main saloon is spacious yet cosy, with comfortable seating, a bar, piano and an entertainment centre including a 55-inch plasma television screen. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for 12 guests.

The upper deck saloon is wrapped in glass, ensuring panoramic views and is the ideal place for casual relaxing and dining with a modern audio visual system and dramatic fibre-optic lighting.

Outside, the aft deck is superbly equipped for al fresco entertaining and dining, with a table and chairs plus an outdoor cinema system, while the sundeck offers dining for 12 and a glass enclosed fitness centre featuring a gym, sauna and shower.

Further features include helicopter capability, WiFi internet access throughout, a Jacuzzi, and a Ku-Band satellite communication system.

Twin Deutz SBV6M 628 engines give her a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots and she is fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilisers.

Starfire was asking $13.9 million.

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