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Broward motor yacht Independence 3 sold

18 November 2021• Written by Malcolm Maclean

The 34 metre Broward motor yacht Independence 3, listed for sale by John Slate at Northrop & Johnson, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Raymond Young of RJC Yacht Sales and will be renamed XOXO.

Built in aluminium by US yard Broward Marine, she was delivered in 1997 and had a comprehensive refit in 2017, including having her hull sand blasted and repainted. Patrick Knowles did her interior in his inimitable style, using oak joinery throughout, and she accommodates eight guests in four cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite, a double and a twin, all with entertainment centres, flat screen televisions and full en suite bathroom facilities.

Independence 3 was asking $1,690,000

The open plan saloon has oversized windows letting the daylight flood in and is fitted with a large settee, occasional chairs, a writing table, a wet bar with a fridge and an entertainment centre including a flat screen HD television on a rise and fall mechanism. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for eight guests on custom upholstered rattan chairs. Further forward still is a fully equipped galley complete with an L-shaped settee for sociable breakfasts and daytime snacks.

Outdoors, the large aft deck has upholstered built in seating, a table and a bar, perfect for al fresco entertaining and dining. The flybridge offers a wet bar with a fridge and ice maker, sun pads and L-shaped seating for dining under the stars in total comfort.

Twin 1,350hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 20 knots.

Independence 3 was asking $1,690,000 and will be available for charter with RJC Yacht Sales.

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