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Five of the most iconic superyachts for sale

13 May 2021

Among the many hundreds of yachts currently for sale, a handful can be dubbed 'iconic' by reason of their design pedigree, celebrity status, performance record or history. Here we present some of the iconic superyachts for sale that are listed with BOAT.

Odyssey III

Built by Benetti in 1967, the 32.8-metre Odyssey III has undergone refits in 1996, 2002 and 2005, plus, was treated to a two-year rebuild in 2018 at the Pendennis Shipyard, UK. Made from aluminium and steel with brand-new teak decking, Odyssey III has three decks in elegant, classic lines with an emblematic canoe stern. Other features include a large fold-down balcony, a bespoke hydraulic bathing platform and recently upgraded technical systems. Inside, she can accommodate up to eight guests across four cabins all located on the lower deck, along with an observation lounge, a Portuguese bridge and an outdoor bar.

She is currently listed with Camper & Nicholsons for £6,250,000.



Built in 1970 by Picchiotti, the 29.76-metre R.Paolucci is a classic wooden yacht with a colourful history. She served in the Italian navy and was once the designated yacht for meetings, parties and events held by the Presidency of the Italian Republic. In 2006, R.Paolucci underwent a comprehensive refit and was restored to her former glory in 2018 with a number of new modern luxuries. RINA-classed, the classic motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests across five cabins, all en-suite and equipped with both air conditioning and a Bang & Olufsen AV system. Her interiors are light and airy, finished with white wood panelling and Burma teak.

R. Paolucci is listed for sale with Yachtzoo asking €3,500,000 with VAT paid.



Not only is the superyacht Ace an iconic Lurssen, but is one of the largest yachts on the market right now at 85 metres and 2,732 GT. Having recently been given a price reduction of €2 million, this yacht for sale was originally delivered in 2012 with her most recent refit in 2019 to a design by Winch Design. Her spacious interior sports a classic design and a layout that can accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins and 30 crew. Outside she features a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi with 1000 square metres of social spaces on the upper deck. Ace also features a touch and go helipad for a Eurocopter EC130B4.

Ace is currently listed with Fraser and Burgess for €117,000,000.



The 34-metre Iduna was launched in 1939 by Feadship to a design by Henri de Voogt (one of the founding members of Feadship) as the largest auxiliary ketch built in Holland at the time. Having since undergone one of the most comprehensive three-year yacht restorations ever carried out in 1999, Iduna is in excellent condition. She offers accommodation for six guests in three staterooms. 

Iduna is currently listed with Holland Yacht Connection and Ocean Independence for €4,800,000.


Moonbeam of Fife

Built in teak and elm by Scotland's Fairlie yard to one of William Fife's designs, the 30-metre Moonbeam of Fife was delivered in 1903. She was the third of four yachts of the same name that were launched between 1850 and 1920, and started life as a yawl. The story of the Moonbeam yachts began in 1858 with Moonbeam I & Moonbeam II who were owned by London lawyer Charles Plumtree Johnson. In 1902, Johnson wanted to start racing under the new RORC rule which included sailing vessels with fitted-out interiors.

Between 1920-30, Moonbeam of Fife made a move to the Mediterranean where she acquitted herself well on the racing circuit but was then abandoned in France for almost a quarter of a century. Fortunately, a yachting enthusiast rescued her in 1998, and she was sent to the former Camper & Nicholsons yard in Gosport, England, for a complete restoration before making a welcome return to the classic sailing circuit.

Edmiston is listing the classic sailing yacht Moonbeam of Fife for €1,495,000.