The 44 metre sailing yacht Artemis has been sold in an in-house, off market deal by Henry Smith of Cecil Wright & Partners.
Built by New Zealand’s Fitzroy Yachts to an Ed Dubois design, she was delivered in 2007 as Salperton, going on to win at the 2008 World Superyachts Awards. She has a warm, contemporary interior by Adam Lay with a clean and crisp joinery style. She accommodates up to ten guests in four cabins with a full width owner’s cabin, a double, a convertible with a Pullman and a also twin with a additional Pullman.
A notable design feature is the layout on one level from the cockpit through to the saloon and then down a few steps to the dining area, thus creating an expansive area for entertaining. Within her upper saloon, and adjacent to the bar, is the inside steering and navigation station with autopilot and engine controls.
Her five spreader Martin Spars 60 metre main mast and Leisure furl booms are constructed from carbon fibre. Her main sail and mizzen are fully battened with the Leisure furl in-boom furling and reefing systems. Under power, an 875hp Caterpillar diesel engine allows a cruising speed of 12 knots.
She has been renamed Mes Amis and will be available for charter for he summer of 2021 in the Mediterranean.
The asking price of Artemis has been withheld.