Fontaine sailing yacht Cabochon sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 28.04 metre sailing yacht Cabochon, jointly listed for sale by Brian Commette at Northrop & Johnson, with Chet Hartshorn at Wellington Yacht Partners, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Dolf Haffenoffer at Wellington Yacht Partners.
Built in GRP by Taiwanese yard Ta Chiao Chu Yachts to a design by Ted Fontaine, Cabochon was delivered in 2004 as a Fontaine 92 model and most recently refitted in 2015. An interior in gloss varnished teak accommodates six guests in three cabins configured as a master suite and two twins, all with en suite shower facilities.
The large pilothouse, originally designed for inclement weather is light and airy with excellent visibility all around. To port is a U-shaped settee and teak table that seats six, great for informal meals. The full-beam main saloon is open to the pilothouse, so that the pilothouse windows reach over 50 percent of the saloon while two hatches provide abundant extra natural light. To starboard there is a dining area for six and to port is an L-shaped couch with coffee table and a 40-inch LCD television screen connected to a satellite dish as well as to the central navigation computer. In addition to ample dry storage, there is a built-in wine rack, refrigerator and ice maker.
Aft of the pilothouse is a large cockpit protected by a rigid Bimini top and dodger for maximum comfort. There is a U-shaped seating area to port with a teak table that opens for al fresco cocktails or on-deck dining. Under power, a 375hp John Deere diesel engine allows a maximum speed of 12 knots.
Cabochon was asking $2,300,000.