Price cut on sailing superyacht Avalon at Northrop & Johnson
2014-08-27By Malcolm MacLean

News arrives from Northrop & Johnson of a $200,000 price drop on Jonathan Chapman's listing for sale, the 33 metre sailing yacht Avalon.

Built in aluminium by New Zealand yard Southern Pacific Yachts to a design by Ron Holland, Avalon was delivered in 1987 as Gleam. In 1992, after cruising around the world, she was extended by six feet and her name was changed from Gleam to Avalon. She also received a totally new interior and has only had two owners since new.

Avalon has gone on to complete two successful tours to the South Pacific, and has become one of the most celebrated Newport and St. Barth’s Bucket race veterans in history. She features generous accommodation for six guests in three cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities, along with berths for five crew in a traditionally appointed interior and has consistently benefited from thoughtful refits and updates by her owners.

She also has space down below for inside dining, along with a spacious and comfortable on-deck cockpit dining area with a removable awning for al fresco dining under the stars. Under power, twin 215hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 10 knots and a range of 2,500 nautical miles

Avalon is now down from $2,950,000 to $2,750,000.