Ocean Independence sells sailing superyacht Blue Papillon
2014-09-04By Malcolm MacLean

A call to Ocean Independence confirms that Peter Hurzeler has closed on his listing for sale, the 29.73 metre sailing yacht Blue Papillon.

Blue Papillon was built by the renowned Dutch shipyard Jongert in steel and aluminium to a design by Peter Sijm and was launched in 1993. She is a typical example of the yard’s craftsmanship, combining elegance with excellent sailing performance. Clear decks and a low superstructure add to her sleek appeal. The deckhouse shelters a second steering position and an additional navigator’s station, plus it is furnished with two spacious dining tables for casual meals.

Accommodation is for six guests in a full beam master suite and two twin cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. Blue Papillon is equipped with hydraulic Lewmar winches and has a modern rig that can be handled easily by a small crew. Under power, a single Mercedes OM423 engine gives her a range of 2,500 nautical miles.

Lying in Port Vauban, France, Blue Papillon was asking €3 million.