Patea was built in carbon composite by Alia Yachts in Turkey in 2012 to a design by renowned New Zealand-based naval architect Alan Warwick. Her current owner bought her in 2019 and completed a number of upgrades and maintenance work, including a full rig service and new performance sails from Evolution Sails NZ.
Her name means "free spirit" in Maori and captures her spirit of adventure. She is designed to be sailed by a small crew and is highly competitive on the race circuit with a Southern Spars carbon fibre rig, push-button in-boom furling and a new sail wardrobe. She flies nearly 500 square metres of sail upwind.
An extended coachroof provides welcome shade over the cockpit for al fresco dining, with skylights that allow light to filter through on sunny days and side curtains that can be installed for all-weather dining.
Forward is the main saloon which is raised for 360-degree views while seated or standing. More skylights allow abundant natural light to filter through the interior and can be controlled by electric sunscreens. The space can be transformed from a casual lounge to a formal dining setting as needed with coffee tables on a rise-and-fall mechanism that can slide together to form a freestanding dining table.
The saloon also has a pilothouse with a joystick-controlled steering station for navigating in inclement weather.
Guest accommodation consists of four cabins, comprising the owner's suite complete with a sofa and office area, a double cabin and a convertible twin. An additional multipurpose media room can be converted into an ensuite cabin as needed, while four crew berths are found forward.
A four-metre tender is stored in a well on the foredeck; once launched the space becomes a recessed sun lounging space lined with cushions.
Moving aft, guests will find a sun pad with life raft storage underneath, which can be transformed into an informal dining area by simply lifting up the central portion to form a table.
Patea is built to RINA class and is offered for sale having completed her class survey in 2023. Power comes from a Volvo Penta 425hp engine delivering a top speed of 12 knots.
Lying in Barcelona, Spain, Patea is asking €3,250,000.