SWS sailing yacht Maya Ray sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 28.96 metre sailing yacht Maya Ray, listed for sale by Michael Nethersole and Simon J Turner at Northrop & Johnson, has been sold in a direct deal.
Built in GRP by South African yard Southern Wind Shipyard to a design by Farr Yacht Design, Maya Ray was delivered in 2000 as a cutter rigged sloop and has had the same owner since new. Accommodation is for eight guests in four cabins consisting of a master suite, two doubles and a single with a Pullman berth.
A sliding glass panel door leads from the centre cockpit to the upper saloon, which is fitted with a breakfast table with a C-shaped bench settee to port, raised to a suitable height to give a panoramic view. The impressive navigation station is to starboard, aft of which is the stairway to the owner and guest accommodation.
The full beam saloon is open to the deckhouse only three steps above. The owner's preference for large, plump, comfortable seating is evident in the huge settee around the beautifully made but simply designed dining table to port. A coffee table to starboard is flanked by two smaller settees which conceal two stainless steel lined wine chillers.
On the technical side, she has roller furling on the genoa and staysail, and a conventional Park Avenue boom controlling the fully battened mainsail. Under power, her top speed is 11.5 knots courtesy of a 305hp Cummins QSB5.9MCD diesel engine.
Maya Ray was asking $1,990,000.