The 63.8-metre Codecasa motor yacht Bash has been sold by John Wood of Seawood Yachts who represented both the buyer and the seller.
The steel and aluminium superyacht was commissioned by Mohamed Al-Fayed, the former owner of Harrods, and delivered in 1990 as Jonikal. The yacht made headline news when Fayed invited Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William to sail around the south of France in the summer following her separation from Prince Charles. She was famously photographed sitting on the passerelle.
Under new ownership, and a new name, her interior was redesigned by H2 Yacht Design for a refit that took place between 1997 and 1998, during which her hull was also extended. Further work was carried out in 2019, including machinery upgrades, a repaint and the replacement of teak decks. Now known as Bash, she is offered for sale following a further 18-month, nine-million-euro interior refit completed in April 2023.
Her latest interior, featuring high-gloss mahogany and parquet flooring, is described by the broker as "state of the art, maintaining her classic lines that befit a yacht which is steeped in history". The vessel accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, including a much larger master suite on the main deck and a VIP guest double on the bridge deck. The four lower-deck guest cabins comprise two doubles and two twins with Pullman berths.
On the exterior, Bash's large sundeck is home to a raised Jacuzzi, sunpads and lounging spaces forward, plus an al fresco dining table, barbecue and wet bar. The aft part of this deck is described by the broker as having the potential, subject to certification, of being used as a touch-and-go helipad for an Augusta 109 or similar. The space is currently used to stow a guest tender and jet skis.
The 937GT yacht is powered by twin 2,814hp Wartsila diesel engines giving her a top speed of 20 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a transatlantic range of 6,900 nautical miles at 11 knots. She is ABS classified and also benefits from zero speed stabilisers.
Bash was asking €15,500,000.Read More/First look: Inside 64m Bash following comprehensive refit