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44m Benetti motor yacht The Star sold at auction

11 December 2023 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 44.2-metre Benetti motor yacht The Star was sold at auction on 9 December in Australia, with Brock Rodwell of Ray White Marine as central agent.

Delivered in 2002 as a Benetti Vision, the Italian, GRP-built yacht had extensive upgrades in 2019. François Zuretti designed her interior. A Lloyd's Register five-year class survey was completed in 2024.

The Star's interior has been reconfigured to allow for entertaining large groups – the broker said she is AMSA compliant for 80 passengers. Sleeping accommodation is for 10 guests in five staterooms and there are quarters for a crew of nine. The main deck entertainment room forward could be converted into a master cabin, according to the broker. Upper and lower decks may be reached via a glass elevator, which is a feature in itself, surrounded by a staircase and high-gloss wood panelling.

At 12 knots, range is an impressive 5,000 nautical miles, under twin 1,300hp Caterpillar diesels. The 443GT yacht for sale has a maximum speed of 15 knots and cruising speed of 13 knots.

The Star's sale price is currently undisclosed.

More about this yacht

Benetti   44.2 m •  2002

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