Denison Yacht Sales sells superyacht Wanderlust

2014-04-08By Malcolm MacLean

Skip Denison at Denison Yacht Sales sends word that he's closed on the sale of the 36m raised pilothouse motor yacht Wanderlust with Kit Denison bringing the buyer.

She was the third hull built by US yard Denison Marine and the first in a series of high-performance motor yachts that featured MTU Diesels linked to Swedish KaMeWa water jet drives. The boat was originally built for well-known New York yachtsman, John Staluppi, and debuted in 1985. Designed by Joe Langlois, she underwent an extensive interior refit in 2006/2007, at a cost of more than $1 million. An interior by Dee Robinson accommodates up to nine guests in a full-beam master suite, VIP stateroom plus a twin and a further cabin sleep three guests. All staterooms have en suite bathroom facilities.

A planing hull and twin 1,960hp MTU engines give her a range of 600 nautical miles at an impressive cruising speed of 20 knots. 'It really changed the way people looked at luxury yachts,' says Kit Denison of the superyacht Wanderlust. 'Previously, 18 to 20 knots was considered good performance for a 100 foot yacht, so this hull did create some waves. We give a lot of credit to Denison Marine’s designer, Joe Langlois, with the unique hull shape that enabled her sistership, Thunderball, built for auto magnate, John Rosatti, to reach a top speed of 46 knots. It proved that you could go fast and do so in comfort.'

Wanderlust was asking $849,000.