The 48.1-metre Feadship yacht Gitana has been sold with Jim Moran of Moran Yacht & Ship bringing in the buyer, while Alex Busher at Edmiston and Hank Halsted at Northrop & Johnson represented the seller.
Launched in 1997 by Dutch yard Feadship, Gitana features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure designed by Guido De Groot with naval architecture by Frits De Voogt. Gitana joined the market following a multi-million-euro refit at her home shipyard, which included a 25-year Lloyd's Class survey, a complete pain job and a complete overhaul of running gear.
The sub-500GT interior of Gitana was designed by John Munford with accommodation for up to 12 guests. There are five cabins in total, including a full-beam master suite on the main deck and four additional guest cabins on the lower deck, comprised of two queen cabins and two twins, each with a Pullman bunk. The master suite is outfitted with a king-sized bed, a study area and an en-suite bathroom with a steam shower and a Jacuzzi that sits beneath a skylight.
Her interior decor follows a Deco-Caribbean motif, according to Northrop & Johnson, and makes use of light carpets, splashes of turquoise blue and madrona burl and anigre wood joinery throughout.
Automatic sliding doors lead from the aft deck through to an open main saloon with lounging aft and a formal dining area forward. Above, a sky lounge offers a second social spot and leads to a large aft deck with al fresco dining for owners looking to cruise in warmer weather. Other highlights on board Gitana include a Jacuzzi, a barbecue grill on the sundeck as well as an enclosed gym with two treadmills, weights and a weight bench.
Gitana can sleep a crew of 10 across five cabins and has been designed to facilitate ease of service. The galley is positioned forward of the interior dining area and benefits from large windows, a central island for food preparation and a large serving pantry with a dumb waiter that connects to the sky lounge above.
Power comes from twin Caterpillar 3508-DITA engines, which provide a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 13.5 knots.
Gitana was asking $14,450,000.