Lloyds Ships yacht Reef Chief sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 36.58 metre motor yacht Reef Chief, jointly listed for sale by Bradford Marine and Northrop & Johnson, has been sold with Bruce Schattenburg at Denison Yacht Sales introducing the buyer.
Built in aluminium by Australian yard Lloyds Ships to a design by Phil Curran, she was delivered in 1991. Reef Chief sleeps eight guests in four cabins. The master suite is on the main deck with his and hers en suite baths. There are three guest cabins on the lower deck, each with an en suite shower and two of these cabins can be converted from their present king sized bed configuration to twin berths.
The large and airy main deck saloon is finished in Australian oak, accentuated by the excellent natural light from oversized windows on both sides as well as the windows aft and the sliding glass door to the aft deck. The saloon is completed with five large comfortable chairs and one sofa with small tables beside each. There are four chairs for an intimate conversation area forward to starboard. The dining area is forward on the port side of the saloon and access to the guest cabins below is from the saloon aft starboard side stairs. An upper deck skylounge completes the layout.
Privately owned and never chartered, Reef Chief has had only one owner until today and has been regularly updated with an open chequebook policy.
Twin 1,750hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a cruising speed of 14 knots and Reef Chief was asking $2,950,000.