Nishii Zosen-Sterling motor yacht L’Albatros for sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The 43.28 metre motor yacht L’Albatros has been listed for sale by David Legrand at Fraser Yachts in Monaco.
Built in carbon fibre-reinforced GRP by Japanese yard Nishii Zosen-Sterling to a design by Jon Bannenberg, she was delivered in 1986 and has been refitted several times since, most recently in 2015. Accommodation is for 12 guests in six cabins consisting of a main deck master suite, four doubles with queen sized beds and a twin, all with entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
The huge main saloon is decorated in a New York ‘loft’ style and offers an L-shaped settee, oversized armchairs and an entertainment centre including a large Sony LCD television screen. Forward is a dining area with a table seating up to 12 guests along with marble topped buffet cabinets containing storage for china, glassware and silver.
Outside, the aft deck is covered and has bench seating to port plus an expandable dining table to starboard for up to 12 guests, a full wet bar with icemaker, sink and fridge, and a Bose stereo surround sound system.
Upstairs, the full beam sky lounge has comfortable seating, a games table, an entertainment centre including an HD television screen and a Bose home theatre system. Double doors lead out to the sun deck with a Jacuzzi, barbecue grill, sun loungers and an al fresco dining area.
Designed and built for long range cruising, this yacht for sale has crossed the Atlantic several times. Twin 1,010hp Mitsubishi diesel engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and she is fitted with zero speed stabilisers.
Her broker commented: “She represents a timeless fusion of classic and contemporary lines yet the potential of an expedition yacht, a must see priced to be sold.”
MCA compliant and fully Bureau Veritas certified, L’Albatros is asking €6.5 million.