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Rebuilt 46m hybrid-propulsion expedition yacht Scintilla Maris joins market

15 April 2024 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 45.6-metre "full-custom" expedition yacht Scintilla Maris has joined the market with Eleonora Pitasso of Burgess.

Originally an ocean-going trawler, built in 1988, she was rebuilt in the Netherlands by Damen Maaskant and delivered in 2023. A finalist in the upcoming World Superyacht Awards 2024, she is described by the broker as "like new", having been stripped down to bare steel during the four-year project.

Scintilla Maris is asking €19,250,000 and lying in the Netherlands.

Scintilla Maris’ new interior is by Vripack while naval architecture and exterior design is by Damen Maaskant. The hull is constructed of thickened steel and the superstructure of aluminium.

Accommodation is for 10 guests in five cabins and there are quarters for a crew of nine. All cabins are positioned on the lower deck, with four guest cabins forward and a full-beam owner’s cabin aft featuring huge ceiling heights and large skylights, bringing in plenty of natural light.

The main deck has a welcoming open galley, conceived "as a relaxed gathering space for meals and post-exploration lounging". Forward, the main deck lounge provides an inviting seating area for guests with views ahead. Midships on the main deck the hull plating was "reconfigured to provide direct access to the water" on both port and starboard sides, "giving guests an intimate connection with the ocean and ease of access to and from the water".

Up on the bridge deck is an intimate lounge with U-shaped seating and direct access to the wheelhouse. The completely reconfigured bridge has been fully modernised and serves as both a technical operating space and a comfortable place for guest observation and involvement during long cruises. There is a heated Portuguese bridge forward of the wheelhouse with a "thermostatic seating area" that uses heat recovered from the generators, and aft there are teak-laid banquettes facing fore and aft. Up on the sun deck is an al fresco dining area complete with barbecue station and full-service bar.

The RINA-classed, 499GT explorer yacht for sale is powered by a single 2,000hp Marelli hybrid-electric propulsion installed to comply with Tier-III regulations, reducing the yacht’s footprint and minimising noise and vibration. She has an ocean-straddling range of 9,000 nautical miles at 9 knots.

Scintilla Maris is asking €19,250,000 and lying in the Netherlands.

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