Northrop and Johnson to sell Opal C, Obrigado and Kapalua

9 January 2009 • Written by Malcolm MacLean

Kevin Merrigan and Wes Sanford in the Fort Lauderdale office of Northrop and Johnson are now co-central agents for the sale of Oceanfast’s 40m Opal C, launched in 1990 and refitted in 2003. A classic example of Jon Bannenberg styling, her unique profile and unusual round windows set her apart from any other yacht. Her interior continues the theme set externally, with a circular aft dining area and full height sliding glass doors to the aft deck. Sleeping eight guests and having been meticulously maintained by her original owner, Opal C remains one of the most distinctive yachts of her era.

Also new to Wes Sanford’s sales listings is Obrigado, a 29.82m MCP motor yacht built in 2006. She has proved to be a successful charter yacht with spacious decks and a covered aft deck offering sheltered alfresco dining. Obrigado sleeps eight guests in four cabins, including a full beam master suite on the main deck.

Meanwhile, in the same office Gregg Child has signed the central agency for Crescent’s 35m Kapalua. Launched in 1996 as Blind Faith, she was extensively refitted in 2007, including completely new interior décor. Another successful charter yacht, she accommodates eight guests in four staterooms. The below-deck master suite features a king-size bed, large settee and en-suite bathrooms – his with shower and hers with Jacuzzi bathtub. There are also two double cabins and one twin.

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