CNI signs joint CA for the sale of Paraiso
by Malcolm MacLean
Steen Christensen in the Palma office of Camper & Nicholsons International tells me that he has just signed a joint central agency for sale (with The Sacks Group) of Feadship’s 46.6m Paraiso. She was launched by the Royal Van Lent yard in 1983 as one of two identical Feadships built for the legendary Mexican yachtsman, Emilio Azcarraga. He later ordered the unique Blohm & Voss-built Eco which was in many ways based on Paraiso’s innovative Jon Bannenberg design, still considered to be in a class of its own. Accommodation is for 10 guests in five cabins and, having been meticulously maintained since new regardless of cost, she can still achieve a top speed of 21.5 knots. The yacht is now priced to sell at €5.9 million and the current owner is very open to offers as he does not use her any longer.
Steen comments, “Paraiso offers an interesting opportunity for a buyer who would like to own a pedigree yacht associated with some of the most famous names in yachting at a very competitive price even in the current market. A good refit could revive her into a modern classic with better use of the interior and exterior.” Paraiso’s 50m berth in Palma can also be purchased together with the yacht.