This is an excellent opportunity to own a substantial and prestigious ABS classified yacht of entirely European pedigree. Her original Vittorio Cerruti interior was redesigned in 1997-98 by star designers Howard & Horsfield, who also created the exterior, and the hull was extended to her current volume of 937GT. Refitted again in 2015, she has only ever been privately used during the summer months.
She has completed her 30-year survey and her most recent 2019-20 refit saw a repaint and replacement of teak decking. SOKAR can accommodate up to 18 guests in nine cabins and is MCA compliant for 12 guests with accommodation in nine cabins. The yacht will be available for charter in northern Europe this summer for the first time ever.
The sun deck has a raised jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads forward, a lounge area and dining table midships with wet bar and BBQ, and an extensive aft deck that also serves as a touch and go helipad for an Augusta 109 or similar. There is open air dining and lounge seating on a large and versatile space on the bridge deck aft and sliding doors open into an inside dining room with full height glazing.
Both bridge and main decks feature wraparound promenade side decks, an extremely rare and much missed feature in modern yacht design. The main deck aft, which features storage for 7.5m (24.5ft) and 7m (23ft) tenders with horizontal davits for launching, has steps leading down to the swim platform and toy garage. A third recuse tender on the foredeck is launched by crane.
Her exterior lines are classically streamlined and interiors feature high gloss mahogany and hardwood parquet flooring except in the bridge deck dining area where the joinery has satin finish and decking to reinforce the inside outside feel of the space. Guest accommodation includes a main deck owner's suite with hardwood flooring, a walk in wardrobe and an opulent marble and mural en suite. Further guest accommodation is on the main, lower and bridge decks.
Twin 2,814hp Wartsila diesel engines, impressively reliable, give her a top speed of 20 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a transatlantic range of 6,900nm at her passage speed of 11 knots.
SOKAR is a fine example of the standards of design, engineering and construction that elevated Europe's reputation in the superyacht world. Available immediately at a fraction of replacement cost in a lively market sector, SOKAR invites enquiries and inspections.