82 metre Abeking motor yacht Kibo sold
by Malcolm Maclean
With exterior styling and interior design by Terence Disdale, Kibo was built in steel and aluminium by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen to Lloyds class and delivered in 2014. The main deck saloon leads to a central atrium with lift and stairs for access to all decks. Further forward of this are the five guest suites – four identical doubles and a VIP forward. Up the stairs and forward is the owner’s quarters, entry into which is via a private study. There are his and hers bathrooms, while the master suite, with huge views through the 180-degree windows, sits right at the front of the deck. All cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities while a further 11 cabins sleep up to 23 crewmembers.
The main saloon is ready to host large events with an abundance of seating carefully laid out for guests to circulate throughout. The formal dining room is placed separately for a more intimate environment between diners to mark a special occasion in style.
Outside on the main deck aft is the perfect place to start the day with a coffee and end it with cocktails while the upper deck aft hosts a grand al fresco dining area with seating for up to 12 guests. Her top speed is 16.5 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles at 14 knots with power coming from two 2,000hp Caterpillar 3516-B diesel engines. For added comfort, she is fitted with zero speed stabilisers.
Kibo was asking €129,000,000 and has been renamed Grace.