56m Benetti motor yacht Ulysses sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 56 metre motor yacht Ulysses, listed for sale by Dennis Frederiksen at Fraser, has been sold with John Wood at Gibraltar Solutions introducing the buyer.
Built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Benetti to a design by Stefano Natucci, Ulysses was delivered in 2012 and has been impeccably maintained ever since. She has a striking black hull and beige superstructure with a classic interior sporting marble artwork, chandeliers and rare pictures. Accommodation is for up to 12 guests in six cabins, along with quarters for up to 12 crewmembers.
As well as a spacious master suite on the main deck, she features an office, hairdressing salon, bedroom and a private observation lounge forward. The VIP suite is located on the upper deck and offers stunning panoramic views over the sea, while below are a further two double and two twin cabins, all with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Her impressive saloon has a cocktail bar and lounging area along with an antique grand piano by Steinway & Sons. However, non-musical guests have no need to try to play it, as it has been specially adapted to tinkle away automatically at the touch of a button.
Ulysses has three separate dining areas for 12 guests with formal dining in the main saloon and al fresco meals on the upper and sun decks, all united by a central elevator. The sun deck is particularly suited to outdoor life, equipped with a full wet bar, pizza oven, outdoor cinema, spa pool and large sun pads. More al fresco entertaining and dining is offered on the shaded aft deck, complete with seating and cocktail tables.
Twin Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines allow a terrific range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots and she cruises comfortably at 15 knots.
Ulysses was asking €24,900,000.