The 43.3-metre Christensen motor yacht Grade I has been listed for sale with Lon McCloskey of Fraser.
Built in GRP in the USA by Christensen in 1995, Grade I was designed by Ward Setzer Yacht Architects and benefitted from a nine-month refit in 2018 that included a full hull and superstructure repaint, new stabilisers, an extension of the sundeck and extensive internal upgrades with ebony veneer and intricate marble. Her rich interior is the work of Destry Darr.
"Enhanced by a major refit, she continues to offer a superb layout for active family use and is popular for charter," the broker said. Accommodation is for a party of 12 in six staterooms in typical fashion, with the owner's stateroom forward on the main deck and five guest cabins on the lower deck. The redesigned owner's suite includes a his and hers bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub.
The main saloon and a 12-seater dining area are divided by an onyx-covered cabinet. Forward, the lobby has been transformed, following the removal of her original elevator, and new chrome supports with glass as well as a wood staircase are highlighted by mother-of-pearl wall coverings. A full-height bronze statue completes the space.
The bridge deck sports an athwartships bar and opens out to an al fresco dining table aft. During the refit, the flybridge deck was extended to provide shade. Up top is a circular hot tub, shaded by the GRP hardtop and arch that houses a weatherproof TV. The helm station forward was removed to provide more sunpads, but the pair of double-width helm seats were retained giving commanding views forward.
Powered by twin 1,980hp Deutz MWM diesels, the 372GT, Bureau Veritas classed yacht for sale has a top speed of 17 knots. Cruising speed is 12 knots and she has a range of 3,000 nautical miles at an economical 11 knots.
Grade I is lying in Fort Lauderdale and asking $8,795,000 with US duty paid. She will be on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.