After several days of calling, Rory Trahair at Edmiston gives me the go-ahead to publish news of a massive €8.1 miilion cut in the price of the 55.63m motor yacht Lady Christine, a central listing with Jonathan Zwaans in Monaco. Hardly surprising, as her 68m successor of the same name was launched at Feadship's Royal Van Lent yard on June 2nd.
Built by Oceanco in 2001 to Lloyds class, this superyacht’s interior is both traditional and impressive, accommodating 10 guests in a master, two double and two twin cabins. Its layout was initially designed by Oceanco's in-house studio, the "A" Group, with detailing executed by Gerard P Villate of Gerard Interiors, Monaco.
In developing the yacht's design, the most crucial decision was to place the owner's suite aft on the upper deck in the area normally used for a sky lounge or upper deck saloon. This area is closest to the yacht's roll and pitch centres and therefore the most comfortable at sea. It is also particularly spacious for a yacht with a full-beam superstructure and has wonderful views through full length windows as well as from a private deck Twin Caterpillar 2230hp engines give Lady Christine a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Previously marketed at €35 million, she's now asking €26.9 million.