The 30.6 metre sailing yacht Gaia has been listed for sale by McMaster Yachts.
Built in epoxied mahogany by British yard Spirit Yachts to a design by Sean McMillan and weighing less than 50 tons, Gaia was delivered in 2007 as one of the fastest 100ft cruisers ever built.
While this yacht for sale attracts attention on the water, in port Gaia becomes a magnet for the curious when her true scale becomes apparent. Although large, custom built, carbon-fibre racing and cruising thoroughbred superyachts are a frequent sight in marinas around the world, the classic heritage, craftsmanship and styling of a Spirit yacht is extremely rare and is arguably more familiar and appealing than a conspicuously high-tech, high-performance sailing yacht.
To starboard of the entrance area on the main deck, a double cabin aft and a single cabin share a roomy en suite shower room. Moving forward, the saloon is filled with light from three glass panels overhead and is totally devoid of any unnecessary frills. A comfortable tan leather sofa and a dining table opposite are all that is needed. However, there is a flat screen television hidden away, and surround sound music in all areas of the yacht. Forward of the mast, the owner's cabin stretches across the full beam with two large beds, a dressing table and an en suite shower. Under power, a 240hp Yanmar diesel engine delivers a top speed of 10 knots.
Gaia is asking €2,950,000 with VAT paid.