A call to Camper & Nicholsons brings more news on Jeremy Comport's new central listing, the partly-refitted motor yacht Fils de Grace.
Fils de Grace is a yacht of great character that has had not one but many pasts, starting life in 1968 as a 53.5 metre cable laying and repair ship built by renowned Dutch shipyard EJ Smit & Zoon. After 30 years of operating in Northern European waters in that capacity she changed course completely, becoming a private motor yacht called Sir Arthur J in 2003. By 2007 she had been passed on to her next owner who named her Fils de Grace and started a refit, which was never completed.
Fils de Grace has been fitted with two new CATs, and all equipment and systems have been renewed right down to the piping and air-conditioning. She will also have new Wesmar dynamic and at-anchor stabilisers and her propellers have been replaced.
Inside, her planned layout bears no resemblance to anything that has gone before. The general arrangement will provide accommodation for 12 guests in four good sized cabins on the lower deck, a 9.4m full beam VIP suite on the main deck (convertible into a cinema) and an owner’s suite on the bridge deck.
Lying at the RMK yard in Tuzla, Turkey, Fils de Grace is asking €4.25 million