Heesen motor yacht Brio sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 38.1 metre motor yacht Brio, listed for sale by Joe Foggia and Ed Sacks at Northrop & Johnson, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Mike McCarthy at HMY Yacht Sales.
Designed by Frank Mulder and built in aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen Yachts to ABS class, Brio was delivered in 1987 with a thorough refit in 2011. Accommodation is for 12 guests in five cabins consisting of a master suite, two doubles and two twins plus two Pullman berths and all cabins have full en suite facilities.
Deck spaces are expansive and welcoming, including a large aft deck sheltered by the overhang of the deck above and equipped with a U-shaped built-in seating area surrounding a custom table. Up on the sun deck there are sunbathing areas, sun pads and a spa pool, creating the perfect area for al fresco entertaining and dining.
Twin 1,250hp Deutz engines give her a range of 3,000 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 12 knots.
Her two-year $10 million refit, completed in 2011, was supervised by the original designer, Frank Mulder, and included a main aft deck extension and euro-transom, an expanded skylounge, bridge and sun deck extensions and reconfiguration of all exterior areas. In addition, all mechanical systems were renewed or replaced. Her engines (new in 2002) were rebuilt, a new air conditioning system installed plus a new waste treatment system, updated stabilisers and new running gear. In addition, a further refit was carried out in 2017.
Brio was asking $5,995,000.