The 30.5-metre motor yacht A Place In The Sun has been sold at auction, with Joe Foggia and Steve Elario of Northrop & Johnson representing the seller, and DJ Parker of Neptune Group Yachting representing the buyer, cooperating with Jack Mahoney of Boathouse Auctions.
A Place In The Sun is a raised pilothouse model built and designed by US shipyard Broward Marine in 1992. She underwent an extensive two-year refit in 2021 with over $4,000,000 invested. According to the brokers, “Each and every surface of the yacht was improved, leaving her in pristine condition.”
There was a total of 37 interested parties and four bidders who placed a total of nine bids via the online auction platform.
Major changes on the exterior included an additional aft deck stairway leading up to the reconfigured sundeck that is now home to two Jacuzzis, a new bar and barbecue area, and updated seating arrangements. The bow is now flanked by new seating and dining areas, as well as new railings, while the bridge benefitted from updated Garmin navigation equipment and screens.
Elsewhere, the main saloon with its floor-to-ceiling windows was also given a fresh look, including a new bar, banquet-style dining table and a designated lounging area. Throughout the yacht, the entertainment system was upgraded to include Apple TV and Savant audio. The country-style galley, converted to a European-style galley during the refit, is complete with new equipment, making it ideal for both private and charter usage.
The guest accommodation was also adapted on this 152GT yacht resulting in an additional en suite master cabin. The two master suites combined with one VIP, one twin with a Pullman, and a multi-berth stateroom results in guest accommodation across five staterooms for up to 13. She also has space for five crew in newly refitted cabins.
Powered by a pair of Detroit Diesel engines that were updated and serviced within the refit, A Place In The Sun can reach up to 15 knots and cruise at 12 knots.
A Place In The Sun was sold for $650,000 at auction, with a reserve of $500,000.