Sailing superyacht Chimera sold by Northrop & Johnson and Wellington
2014-08-10By Risa Merl

Northrop & Johnson announces the sale of 31.21-metre sailing superyacht Chimera, listed for sale by Ted Hood at Wellington Yacht Partners.

Hank Halsted of Northrop & Johnson acted on behalf of the buyer in the sale of Chimera, which was asking $4.9 million. Sailing superyacht Chimera is a custom designed sloop with styling by Fontaine Design Group built by New Zealand's Alloy Yachts. She was delivered in 2002 and had refits in 2008 and 2013. The Fontaine-designed yacht features a low-profile deckhouse with an adjoining saloon set below. She accommodates up to eight guests and four crew members.

Chimera has been used extensively, sailing 140,000 miles since her original launch in 2002. Hew new owner plans to keep up the long-range cruising, as Hank Halsted reports. 'Im very excited to be involved in a sale of a yacht so well-kept and well-cruised for 140,000 miles,' says Halsted. 'I'm delighted to participate in the sale of a boat that has been – and will continue to be – used so actively.' Chimera's new owners intend to participate in Atlantic and Pacific cruising circuits over the next five years. She boasts a powerful carbon fibre sail plan managed by hydraulic controls for easy handling.