Benetti Motor Yacht Novastar Sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 28.5 metre motor yacht Novastar has been sold with Jelena Vezia at Ocean Independence representing the seller while the buyer was introduced by Onur Erardag at Nautique Yachting.
Designed by Stefano Righini, Novastar was built in GRP by Italian yard Benetti to RINA class and MCA coded with delivery in 2015 as a Delfino 93 model. A neutral interior by Achille Salvagni employs ebony wood joinery, leather panelling and glass to create a pleasant ambience accommodating up to ten guests in five cabins consisting of a master suite, two VIP suites and two twins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. In addition, there are quarters for four crew.
The main saloon has comfortable settees to port and starboard, two occasional chairs, coffee and end tables. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for up to ten guests and storage lockers for glassware, china and silver. Aft and to starboard is a walk-up bar with ice maker and a mini fridge. The saloon flooring is in a beautiful light grey stained oak.
The bridge deck is set up with a helm to port, seating for three and forward facing seating to starboard for up to four guests. Forward on a raised deck are sunpads for three to starboard and for two to port. Aft is a large bar with two bar stools, while to port aft of the helm is an L-shaped settee that is perfect for lounging or dining at a table for up to ten guests. Continuing aft is a Jacuzzi for six and additional loose furniture seating to port and starboard, and a large sunpad. To starboard there is a custom stainless steel barbecue grill and the bridge deck is equipped with a hard top over the forward helm and seating area. The hard top has a powered opening top allowing shade or sun as desired. Her top speed is 13.5 kots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 1,500 nautical miles at 12 knots with power coming from two 985hp MAN diesel engines.
Novastar was asking €4,950,000.