Palmer Johnson sailing yacht Dance Smartly sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 32.7 metre sailing yacht Dance Smartly, listed for sale by Wellington Yacht Partners, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Shannon McCoy at Worth Avenue Yachts.
Built in aluminium by US yard Palmer Johnson to a design by Ron Holland, Dance Smartly was delivered in 1992 and in 2000 the previous owners added a custom cockpit hardtop and windshield, designed by the Ted Hood Design Group. With interior design by Pieter Beeldsnijder, she accommodates up to eight guests in three cabins comprising a master suite and two twins with Pullman berths. All cabins have entertainment centres and full en-suite bathroom facilities.
The low-profile pilothouse is situated forward and down four steps from the cockpit, accessed via a hydraulic sliding door which is recessed when open. There is a raised U-shaped dinette to port surrounding a custom teak dining table, which comfortably seats eight guests. This sitting area offers an unobstructed 270-degree view to the horizon and is often a focal area of the yacht during the day.
The full-beam lower saloon is accessed via a gently curved set of steps and features a large sitting area to port with an oversized U-shaped wraparound settee at a teak rectangular table with holly accents. The lower saloon is a favourite for watching a movie with a 46-inch Samsung flatscreen television which recesses neatly into the forward bulkhead.
The main cockpit is T-shaped, with the helm and all sailing controls situated aft and outboard of the entertaining cockpit. Forward of the helm to port and starboard are large settees facing a two metre drop-leaf expandable teak dining table.
Under power, a single 340hp MTU diesel engine allows a maximum speed of 11 knots and, drawing on a 9,035 litre fuel tank, a range of 2,300 nautical miles at ten knots.
Dance Smartly was asking $2,250,000.