40 Metre Westport Motor Yacht Next Chapter Sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 39.62 metre motor yacht Next Chapter, listed for sale by Wes Sanford and Kevin Merrigan at Northrop & Johnson, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Alex Rogers at Westport Yacht Sales.
Designed by Gregory Marshall, she was built in GRP by US yard Westport to ABS class with delivery in 2016 as a Westport 130 model and has had the same owner since new. Accommodation in an interior featuring raised-panel mahogany joinery throughout is for 10 guests in five cabins. This comprises a main deck master suite, two doubles and two twins. All guest cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities.
Entrance to the main saloon is through double stainless steel and glass doors. There is a large L-shaped sofa to port with two occasional chairs and an ottoman.
The main deck aft is the most spacious in its class, featuring a large round table for casual al fresco dining, an aft settee, occasional chairs and a functional service bar.
The upper deck aft features a large L-shaped settee and table to port, a built-in television screen and an overhead customised awning supported by carbon fibre poles. Going forward from the upper deck aft is the skylounge with large windows, an office, day head, wet bar, fireplace, L-shaped sofa and several occasional chairs.
Next Chapter's top speed is 24 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 3,000 nautical miles at 12 knots with power coming from two 2,895hp MTU 12V4000 diesel engines. For added comfort and safety, she is fitted with Naiad zero speed stabilisers.
Next Chapter was asking $19,900,000.