Superyacht QM of London sold by Y.CO and Olympic Marine

A call to Y.CO confirms that the 49.9m motor yacht QM of London, a joint listing with Michael Payne at Camper & Nicholsons, was sold on 30 July, with Olympic Marine initiating the sale.

Built by Benetti in 1998, she’s reputed to be one of the finest superyachts in the yard’s Golden Bay series. ABS classed and MCA compliant, she sleeps 14 guests in a master, two VIPs, one double and three twin cabins. The spectacular owner’s suite runs the entire width of the top deck, while on the main deck are two elegant VIP cabins with queen-size beds - a unique layout that has proven extremely popular with charter guests.

The generous interior was designed by Terence Disdale and underwent a full refit in 2006, with the deck areas offering an array of spaces to relax and a spa pool.

With a vision to make her one of the premier yachts in the charter market, QM of London's new owners have scheduled a major seven month refit for her during the 2012/13 winter, which will entail a full paint job, interior refurbishment, engine room overhaul, AV/IT/navigational equipment upgrade, beach club installation and a replenishment of her toy store.

The new owners have recruited Captain Craig Martin to manage the project and he has put together an exciting crew that blends youth, experience, professionalism and exceptional service.

'It is an amazing project to be a part of. The owners and I share the same ideas and vision of what needs to be done to get the yacht to where we want it to be. I am fortunate in the fact I not only have the support and understanding of the owners but a professional crew on board that share my enthusiasm for the project,' Captain Martin said.

Currently in the Western Mediterranean, QM of London remains available for charter through Y.CO in various weeks during August and September. Her weekly rates start from €150,000 and include one-way private jet transfers, and return flights for guests booking two weeks or more onboard.

QM of London was listed for an asking price of €9.9 million.