Luke Brown sells Derecktor sailing superyacht Gitana with Northrop & Johnson

9 April 2014By Malcolm MacLean

Hank Halsted at Northrop & Johnson tells me he's closed on the sale of the 34m sailing yacht Gitana with Alan Bernard at Luke Brown Yachts representing the buyer.

Built by US superyacht yard Derecktor to a design by Sparkman & Stephens and delivered in 2000, Gitana is designed for round the world cruising. She boasts high performance, yet has a simple sail handling system. She has had an extensive series of refits and upgrades including a new cockpit layout and regular maintenance of all systems and machinery. The updated cockpit is ideal for dining and entertaining while the spacious aft deck offers large areas for sunbathing with an opening transom for easy water access.

The enclosed pilothouse has full controls, unobstructed views to the horizon, and an eight-person dinette for intimate meals. Accommodation is for up to eight guests in a master suite aft of the pilothouse and two identical port and starboard twin cabins. All cabins have flat screen televisions and full en suite bathroom facilities.

Hank Halsted says, 'I wish every deal was as smooth as this - it's such a nice way to do business.' Gitana was asking $4.8 million.