Burgess appointed central agent for expedition yacht Safira
by Malcolm MacLean
ABS classed and MCA unrestricted with an ice-strengthened hull, she's a global explorer with remarkable engineering, excellent seakeeping qualities and a host of ‘green’ attributes.
Power is delivered by Schottel Rudder propeller azipod drives that are 20% more efficient than conventional shafts. Energy-efficient electrical specifications allow smaller generators to be carried, in turn reducing fuel consumption. Even the woodwork and decking is not as it seems. In place of teak is an environmentally friendly Dutch product called Esthec which provides sound insulation to lower decks. Dynamic positioning using GPS enables Safira to stay precisely in place without anchoring, which is ideal when cruising environmentally delicate areas.
Safira accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms with the full beam master suite located deliberately below decks amidships, the position of least movement on board: perfect for those who prefer staterooms for sleeping rather than admiring the views. All have ensuite bathrooms.
Safira is asking $32 million.