Fraser Yachts sells Newcastle superyacht Safira wirh Burgess and Northrop & Johnson
by Malcolm MacLean
Good news from Kevin Merrigan and Wes Sanford at Northrop & Johnson that they've closed on their joint listing for sale with Burgess, the 39.32 metre motor yacht Safira, with Flavio Constantino at Fraser Yachts introducing the buyer.
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, Safira was built in steel and aluminium by US yard Newcastle Marine to ABS class and unrestricted MCA code with an ice-strengthened hull and was delivered in 2013. The winner of an award for naval architecture at the 2014 ShowBoats Design Awards, she is a global explorer with remarkable engineering, excellent seakeeping qualities and a host of ‘green’ attributes.
Energy-efficient electrical specifications allow smaller generators to be carried, in turn reducing fuel consumption. Even the woodwork and decking is eco-friendly. In place of teak decks is an environmentally friendly Dutch product called Esthec, which provides sound insulation to lower decks. Dynamic positioning using GPS enables Safira to stay precisely in place without anchoring, which is ideal when cruising environmentally sensitive areas.
Accommodation is for 10 guests in five staterooms with the full beam master suite located below decks amidships, the position of least movement on board. There are a further two doubles and two twins and all staterooms have en suite bathrooms.
Safira was asking $24.95 million.