Classic sailing yacht Saharet of Tyre sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 32.43 metre sailing yacht Saharet of Tyre, listed for sale by Andre Barbier and Sandra Totten at Dolphin Yachts, has been sold in an in-house deal.
Built in teak on steel frames by British yard Camper & Nicholsons to a design by Charles E Nicholson, Saharet of Tyre was delivered in 1933 and fully restored in 1986. An interior in period polished walnut and teak accommodates seven guests in three cabins comprising a master suite, twin and a triple, all with en suite facilities.
In the lower saloon there is an L-shaped settee with a cocktail cabinet, French polished panels of walnut and bevelled glass cabinets and a large skylight above, allowing in plenty of daylight. In the bright and airy deck saloon, settees surround a teak dining table with a built-in bar area, stereo unit and a Vestel flatscreen LCD television set.
A Bermuda ketch rig, she comes with Profurl roller furling for the jib and boasts new masts in Columbian pine by Spencer. In 2013/2014 she underwent another major refit and continued to be updated and maintained, both technically and aesthetically, by her meticulous former owner and the same captain for over 30 years to the highest standard possible.
Her top speed is 12 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 1,200 nautical miles at 9 knots with power coming from a 270hp MAN diesel engine, new in 2014.
Saharet of Tyre was asking €850,000.