YPI sells sailing superyacht Cyclos III in Blind Bid auction
2014-06-02By Malcolm MacLean

Mark Duncan at Yachting Partners International tells me that broker Will Bishop has sold the 42.35m sailing yacht Cyclos III for sale in a Blind Bid Auction.

Built by Royal Huisman and delivered in 1990, Cyclos III is widely acknowledged as the ground-breaking yacht of her generation in a masterful design executed by Ron Holland, coupled with an Andrew Winch-designed interior. She accommodates up to 10 guests in three cabins – a master and two doubles, along with four Pullman berths.

Under power, an 890hp MTU engine gives her a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

'Sailing yachts may only make up around 12 per cent of the world’s fleet of yachts for sale, but there is a passion with sailing yachts that’s hard to find elsewhere in yachting,' says Head of YPI Sailing and one-time captain of Cyclos III, William Bishop. 'And it’s a passion that was perfectly exemplified by the very high level of interest this auction generated.'