Ardell signs Alloy sailing yacht Lochiel for sale
by Malcolm MacLean
Brian Hermann at Ardell tells me he's taken over the listing on the 31.7m sailing yacht Lochiel.
She’s the well-known ex-Chanel, designed by William Garden and built by Alloy Yachts in 1985. In addition to seakindliness, she offers an enormous on-deck pilothouse and outside lounge areas.
Belowdecks Lochiel has three staterooms plus an office for owner/guests, a raised saloon, galley and crew quarters forward. The stand-up, walk-in engine room is a real advantage for a sailing yacht, and she has twin Volvo TMD121C 360hp engines. In addition, she has two generators and a 3,200-gallon fuel capacity.
Her current owners bought her for a five-year journey around the globe. While a great platform to begin with, along the way they improved the efficiency of some systems, upgraded others, and maintained her well, culminating with a refit at the Delta yard in Seattle in 2010.
Lying in St Thomas, Lochiel is asking $1,995,000.