Explorer yacht Aisling sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Kuipers to a design by Vripack, she was delivered in 2000 as one of the yard’s Doggersbank explorer yacht series. An interior by John Munford in satin finished teak accommodates six guests in three cabins consisting of a master suite and two doubles, all with entertainment centres, flat screen television sets and en suite bathroom facilities. In addition, there are quarters for up to four crew.
This explorer yacht has cruised all around the world. The voyages ranged from Venezuela to Newfoundland, two Panama Canal crossings and from the Galapagos to Alaska in the Pacific. A rebuild in 2012 saw her receive even more storage space, refrigeration, rebuilt main engines, new soft goods and a full exterior repaint of hull and superstructure.
The main saloon has three large windows to port and starboard, a wet bar with fridge and icemaker to starboard while aft is a a crescent shaped settee upholstered in a white fabric. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for six guests while further forward still, the fully fitted galley has a built in dinette for breakfasts and casual snacks.
The pilothouse has excellent visibility from a Recaro helm chair while aft to port is a leather upholstered L-shaped settee in front of a compass rose table.
Twin 300hp Caterpillar engines give her a crusing speed of 12 knots and a range exceeding 4,000 nautical miles.
Aisling was asking €2 million.