Racing with Palmira
- October 17th, 2018
- in Yachting
Once a champion of the seas, regatta-winning Palmira is a world-cruising, accomplished race contestant offering contemporary, sophisticated onboard living for guests who seek stellar service and sailing.
Built at Fitzroy in 2009 to naval architect Dubois, partnering interiors by Adam Lay Studios, Palmira presents performance sailing of the highest calibre. With ‘podium finishes’ at Loro Piana, St Barths, the Palma Superyacht Cup, and the Dubois Cup, some of the most famous names have competed onboard Palmira, including British Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson and New Zealand sailing superstar Cameron Appleton.
Guests can experience the exhilaration of profound sailing spirit on a victorious vessel surrounded by the superyacht luxury of a 2010 Showboats Design Awards winner. Achieving the award for ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling’ in the Sailing Yacht category, her striking interiors surrounds her guests with light hemp wall panelling, dark Wenge wood furniture, a white onyx bar in the main salon, and light-reflecting, bespoke Italian sofas by Giorgetti Spa.
Abounding with natural light—owing to the 360-degree panoramic windows and sky lights—the theme of brightness contrasted with shade is stunningly clear.
Spacious and airy, the yacht’s interiors are comprised of a split-level main salon, and cabin configuration of one single, two doubles, and one twin, permitting eight guests and six crew members. The deck areas accommodate extended space to see that guests’ comfort is unencumbered.
With fixed sun pads aft, a forward tender hatch that converts to a Jacuzzi, and alfresco cockpit-dining, guests have plenty of options for relaxation and entertaining.
A verified global cruiser, this ‘celebrity’ sailing yacht bestows impressive capabilities in complete safety with a speed of 11 knots cruising under engine and 14 knots maximum.
Affording demonstrated capability in voyaging to the farthest corners of the world—her journeys encompassing trips to Panama, Tahiti, Fiji, Patagonia, and Brazil—Palmira has a proven track record that allows her to boast ease and security in sailing. A fold-down swim platform allows smooth access to the water with her abundance of aqua toys and tenders.
Palmira will be available to charter in the Caribbean, including the BVI in early February 2019 through till late April from 115,000 USD per week. Contact Y.CO for more information.
Photography by Jeff Brown