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Inside the completely rebuilt 72.25m superyacht Bleu de Nimes

30 September 2020• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The extensive four-year rebuild of the former naval ship Bleu de Nimes  has been revealed for the first time in newly released images. 

The four-year rebuild, which began in 2016 and was completed earlier this year, saw a 16-metre extension added midships, lengthening Blue de Nimes to 72.25 metres.

The luxury cruising motor yacht, which was originally built as a classic naval ship by Clelands Shipbuilding Company in 1980, also underwent a full mechanical rebuild.

Elsewhere, the yacht was fitted with a new forward fin keel, which works to increase the yacht’s speed and efficiency. Bleu de Nimes  has a globe-trotting range of 20,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The rebuild saw the classic lines and ocean-liner exterior design of Bleu de Nimes preserved while the yacht’s original interior designer Pier Vittorio Cerruti was brought back to ensure the yacht’s new interiors were in-keeping with the traditional aesthetic.

The result is an interior clad in wooden panels and floors, complemented by cream furnishings for a “calming, colonial-style feel”.

The interior of Bleu de Nimes was also expanded during the rebuild and now measures 1,637GT.

The yacht is equipped with an extensive range of luxury amenities, including a sauna, massage room and gym on the bridge deck and a cinema room on the main deck. Guests can reach any of the six decks via the on board elevator.

Bleu de Nimes also includes two Jacuzzis on the sundeck, along with a bar and plenty of sunloungers, and a touch and go helipad for arriving in style. A shaded lounge and dining area sit on the main deck aft.

The tender garages hold four 9.3 metre tenders, while the extensive selection of water toys includes SeaDoos, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and diving equipment.

Accommodation on board is for a total of 28 guests in 13 cabins. These include a full 11.8 metre beam owner’s suite forward of the upper deck.

Two VIP cabins sit on the main deck while six double cabins, two triple cabins and two twin cabins are found on the lower deck. The crew quarters meanwhile allows for a crew of 23 and four additional staff members.

Bleu de Nimes is listed for sale with Edmiston with an asking price of €55,000,000.