Talking to Neal Esterly at Fraser Yachts in San Diego I get the distinct impression that he'd buy for himself his new listing, the 35.05m motor yacht Beija Flor if he had the resources - especially in view of the new engine room, but more of that in a moment.
Beija Flor is a delightful classic canoe stern Feadship yacht built at the Van Lent yard in 1968 that has, to a great degree, been maintained to her original charm. Her flexible accommodation for eight guests in four staterooms would make her an excellent long range charter or family cruising yacht, with her new twin 600hp Caterpillar engines giving her a range of 3,500 nautical miles.
A true ‘Gentleman’s Superyacht’, Beija Flor has recently completed a multi-million dollar three year refit as approximately 50% of the underwater plating was replaced as per radiation hull survey plus full repaint.
But the pièce de résistance must be the engine room where every single piece of machinery and equipment was torn out and replaced with state-of-the-art equipment including zero speed stabilisers, making this a classic yacht that beats with the ultramodern heart of Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise. So no need for another refit anytime soon. Simply load the family on board and set out on your adventures. The asking price for all this is $4.45 million.