Now here’s something completely different as Steen Christensen at Camper & Nicholsons in Palma tells me there’s been a significant price increase on his central listing, the 46.6m motor yacht Paraiso
She was built by Feadship’s Van Lent yard to a design by Jon Bannenberg as an identical sistership to Lionwind, built by the De Vries yard for the same owner in 1983. Lloyds classed, this all-aluminium superyacht accommodates 10 guests in a master suite, VIP stateroom and a double and two twin cabins.
And the reason for the price increase? Paraiso will be coming out of the yard soon following a major refit. Soft furnishings have been replaced with a modern interior offering a more bright and spacious feel, while still respecting the original Bannenberg design. The large foredeck has been converted and boasts a Jacuzzi, providing an excellent lounge and sunbathing area. Furthermore, her new MTU 4000 V12 engines with 1045Kw each give her a top speed of 18 knots while meeting the emission standards in Europe and the US. Previously priced at €5.9 million, Paraiso is now asking €8.5 million, to take account of these major upgrades.