YPI signs new-build Free Spirit for sale
by Malcolm MacLean
Mark Duncan, Marketing Manager of Yachting Partners International, tells me that Matt Albert in the Monaco office has signed the central agency for sale of Bloemsma & Van Breemen’s 44m new-build Free Spirit. Designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder, with naval architecture by Vripack, Free Spirit pushes the envelope in what’s it’s possible to include in a yacht under 45m. A unique feature in a boat of this size is a private owner’s deck, plus a bulbous hull for increased efficiency. There’s also a €500,000 communications and entertainment system. The owner’s suite is designed for space, excellent views and total privacy, including a private terrace running round the suite, a feature usually seen on yachts of 60m and above. The spacious sundeck has several separate areas for sitting, sunbathing or generally relaxing and there’s also an enormous whirlpool tub, a BBQ area and a separate bar. Free Spirit has five cabins, Naiad zero-speed stabilisers and a range of 3,500 nautical miles. Also available is what is widely regarded as one of the most desirable 40m berths on the Cote d’Azur, based in La Rague. Due for delivery in February 2010, Free Spirit is offered at €25.8 million.