Ann Casebourne at Yacht Connections sends news of a further $2 million price cut on the all-aluminium 46 metre expedition yacht Dione Sky.
Dione Sky was custom built by famed US yard Palmer Johnson to ABS class and was delivered in 1996 as Turmoil. Under her present owner she made an impressive figure of eight passage around North and South America – a feat recognised by the award of the Voyager’s Trophy at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. In all, she has logged nearly 200,000 nautical miles since launch and made a successful transit of the North West Passage in 2001. Her rugged appearance belies a stunning, elegant interior in American cherry wood.
Dione Sky is MCA compliant and has accommodation for 10 guests in a master suite, two double staterooms and two twin cabins, all en suite. She received an extensive refit/rebuild in 2007. Twin 819hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 7,000 nautical miles. Both engines were completely rebuilt in early 2013.
'The perfect owner would have a zest for adventure and may be tired of sitting around Antibes and Monaco,' Ann Casebourne says. 'She needs someone who is looking for a turnkey yacht to go a bit further than the norm in safety and comfort. Interest in expedition yachts is picking up, and she’s ready to go right now.'
Lying at Vilanova Marina in Barcelona, Spain, Dione Sky is down from $15 million to $13 million.