SOPHISTIKATE is in sparkling shape. Shipping from New Zealand to Palma de Mallorca after sailing Down Under with the Oyster World Rally, she is fully kitted for very serious cruising and has been immaculately maintained and updated.
When her owners commissioned her in 2011, they had already owned and sailed an Oyster extensively and they put that experience into a specification that they knew would work to enable them to sail short-handed, whilst also being comfortable crossing oceans and with guests aboard.
She has a Formula furling spar and push button everything. Her interior is light and airy in oak. She is now taken care of by our guardiennage team at Berthon Spain and she is gleaming from every angle.
We published a walk-through of her some time ago, which shows what SOPHISTIKATE is all about. You can see this here:-
Of course, SOPHISTIKATE is a big subject and so the initial walk through missed some of the things that were important design touches and upgrades that the owners had specified, such as the lovely Reckmann furling on the genoa and cutter stays. Therefore we gathered the OSMO and re-shot another video to show you these features, as for her owners they were key to comfortable living aboard the yacht and sailing her far.
You can have a look at this video here:-
SOPHISTIKATE is not VAT paid so she is perfect for a European who is planning a big trip, like her current owners, to the Caribbean, Pacific and further. In addition, for UK buyers using her this way and who also want to cruise in Europe, she can remain in Europe on a Temporary Arrangement ex-VAT, subject to leaving the EU every 18 months and then returning, and also to the observance of Schengen rules. This also applies to any buyers from outside the EU.
A robust and beautifully finished mile muncher – we hope that you enjoy seeing her on film – twice!
For further information please have a look at her particulars:- [OFF MARKET]