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31m classic Camper & Nicholsons motor yacht Midnight Sun joins market

22 March 2024 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The classic 31.1-metre Camper & Nicholsons motor yacht Midnight Sun has joined the market with Jean-Marie Recamier of Camper & Nicholsons after being owned by the same family for the past 56 years.

Design of the all-steel yacht would have been entirely carried out in-house by the yard in those days, as Peter Nicholson stated in The Superyachts Volume One

Launched in the UK by Camper & Nicholsons in 1962, the canoe-sterned yacht is one of the Destiny class series – produced between 1960 and 1964 – and "remains in her authentic condition". The broker said Midnight Sun was "one of the first large motor yachts to have been built by Camper & Nicholsons in Southampton after World War II."

Accommodation for a party of eight is provided, with four cabins on the lower deck, comprising a full-beam suite with twin beds, a guest twin and two single cabins – all with opening portholes for natural ventilation. The semi-sunken observation room has been converted into an additional double cabin with direct access to the sun deck. There are two guest bathrooms fitted with "full-size bathtubs". Crew quarters allow for a team of five.

Her aft deck provides opportunities for outdoor dining or lounging, thanks to built-in seating and a varnished table. This area is shaded by the overhang of the sun deck, where the tenders are stowed when underway – launched and retrieved by traditional davits.

The 113GT Lloyd's-classed yacht for sale has retained her LR classification all her life and is still running on the original two 8L3B Gardner 230hp diesel engines that give her transatlantic range. Vosper stabilisers ensure smooth passages.

The broker believes "Midnight Sun is likely one of the last classic motor yachts of this premium pedigree to be available in her original splendour and is one of very few canoe-sterned classics currently on the market."

Lying in Athens, Greece, Midnight Sun is asking €1,250,000.

More about this yacht

Camper & Nicholsons   31.09 m •  1963

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