Even in the superyacht world small can be beautiful, for while the larger yachts steal the public's attention, 'pocket' superyachts offer far lower running costs. What's more, as they are able to reach those small, isolated coves along the shoreline, they prove that size can be in inverse proportion to fun. Here we present a random selection of five pocket superyachts on the market today.
Nel Blu 2001 23.95m 2 million
The 23.95m motor yacht Nel Blu was built in 2003 by Sanlorenzo. This sleek looking flybridge motor yacht with an equally sleek cherrywood interior accommodates nine guests in a master suite, VIP stateroom and two twin cabins plus a Pullman berth.
Twin 1,400hp Caterpillar engines power Nel Blu to a cruising speed of 22 knots and maximum speed of 25 knots.
She is listed for sale by Marco Vandoni at Ocean Independence who comments. 'The key points about Nel Blu are that she has less than 1000 hours on her engines and we have recently announced a 300,000 price reduction by a keen seller.'
Happy Fish 2008 23.5m $3.65 million
This 23.5m motor yacht Happy Fish was solidly built by Hatteras in 2008 for serious fishing and cruising.
Happy Fish features four guest cabins for a total of eight guests, plus a crew cabin for two. She is very well equipped with electronics and factory extras and comes with full engine warranties until December 2012.
Josh Gulbranson at Fraser Yachts has Happy Fish listed for sale.
Lizzi 2008 22.86m 2.39 million
Built in 2008, the 22.86m Lazzara 75 LSX motor yacht Lizzi was the first yacht in the world to be fitted with four Volvo IPS drive engines. She sleeps up to eight guests in four cabins and is capable of speeds up to 25 knots.
Kevin Bonnie at International Yacht Collection has Lizzi listed for sale and comments, 'The two twin cabins are convertible which allows a cabin configuration of either two doubles and two twins or four doubles which is quite exceptional.'
AY74 2011 22.8m 3.7 million
Delivered by Acico Yachts in 2011, the 22.8m motor yacht AY74 was designed for long-distance cruising with four guest cabins and a crew cabin. She offers a haven of laid-back relaxation for experiences and adventures with family and good friends. The interior design and exterior craftsmanship have created a perfect balance of aesthetic beauty and physical well-being.
With natural oak floors and minimalist lines, the concept sets a new standard in luxury. Built with purpose and personality, on board there is a feeling of an eco-friendly hotel, an aura of charm, where everything simply feels right.
AY74 is listed for sale by Jimmy Broddesson at bluewater.
Komboloi 2008 22m 1.95 million
The 22m Komboloi was delivered in 2008 and is a fine example of a San Lorenzo 72. She has had very little use and has been professionally maintained by her crew and an attentive owner.
Komboloi comfortably sleeps eight guests in four well-appointed cabins, one of which can be turned into an office opening onto the hallway. She boasts a customised interior and several material upgrades.
She is listed for sale by Gregory Gheraia at Yachting Partners International who says of her, 'She is only four years old, sparingly used with just 300 engine hours and in immaculate condition thanks to a very fastidious owner.
'Fast and beautifully customised, Komboloi has just had a 200,000 price reduction bringing her to a very competitive asking price of 1.95 million, VAT paid. She's one to be seen and soon.'View all yachts for sale