NEW LISTING – 70′ Ian Howlett / Elephant Boatyard Aerorig ‘FLY’
Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to have been instructed to act in the sale of the Ian Howlett designed, Elephant Boatyard built 70′ Aerorig ‘FLY’.
A truly unique yacht FLY really is one which has to be viewed to fully appreciate. Built to the exacting requirements of her first owner with a no-expenses-spared attitude her price tag when launched was in excess of £2 million. Fitted out as a mini-super yacht. Now requiring refit following lightning strike, hence price.
With only her second owner since she was launched new in 1991 FLY has proved to be ideally suited to short-handed offshore and blue water cruising in extreme comfort. She has completed several transatlantic crossings, two single-handed. The unique rig design and powerful propulsion and thruster system facilitate exceptionally easy manoeuvring in close quarters; the owner often day sailing in and out of marinas with no assistance berthing.
Built to an exceptionally high standard when new there was a focus on reliability and redundancy of systems from the start; this attention to detail has been maintained throughout her life. All major systems being fully backed up with secondary independent systems.
Her inventory highlights includes:
MTU-Mercedes main engine
Nanni auxiliary engine with cassette generator and hydraulic pump
Northern Lights 4.5kw, 1500rpm generator
A total of 7 onboard fuel tanks with integrated fuel ‘scrubbing’/transfer system
Hydraulic bowthruster, providing emergency forward propulsion at 5kts
Multiple charging systems onboard and shore power.
Independent hot water systems for forward and aft ends of accommodation
Black water holding tanks.
Grunert refrigerator and freezer, 230VAC with eutectic holding plates.
Numerous custom made carbon fibre fittings, including doghouse, boarding ladder, cockpit table etc.
Galvanised cradle available as part of sale.
PLEASE NOTE – Following a lightning strike in 2020 this exceptional yacht is now offered for sale in need of extensive electrical and mechanical refit. Please contact us for a detailed breakdown of the known defects along with a comprehensive collection of additional photographs.
FLY is currently lying in her custom-built cradle, ashore in Scotland with her mast on unstepped. She will be available for viewings in person when restrictions permit. Please contact us for further information regard the yacht and to arrange a viewing.
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