JFA motor yacht Zeepaard sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 37.18 metre motor yacht Zeepaard, listed for sale by Camper & Nicholsons International, has been sold with the broker's Asian office acting for both buyer and seller.
Built by France's JFA yard to RINA class and designed by Vripack, she was launched in 2003 as Axantha. In 2011, she completed a full refit including a paint job. A proven ocean-going vessel, her owner undertook a three-year cruise around the world, traveling 50,000 nautical miles and visiting 39 countries. The circumnavigation was rewarded with a Neptune trophy as the joint winner of the Voyager's Award at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.
In all, she has traveled over 72,000 nautical miles to 44 different countries. A special feature is a unique crow’s nest on the mast for spectacular guest views.
MCA compliant, her accommodation is for up to 10 guests in five cabins laid out as a full-beam master suite with a king sized bed and four double cabins with queen sized beds, all with en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition, the master suite has a private sauna, spa and a massage table. She offers extensive deck spaces and her two 7.6 metre tenders are included in the sale.
She has been immaculately maintained inside and out by a professional crew of seven people. Twin 475hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 13 knots and a transoceanic range of 7,000 nautical miles.
Zeepaard was asking $9,950,000.
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