Originally launched in 2014, Oyster 825 CHAMPAGNE HIPPY was hull number three of the series – with an extended transom. She was originally named POLINA STAR III. A name to conjure with and the history of her loss at sea might not be a surprise to you.
The current owners bought her in 2017 and work started immediately to transform her into CHAMPAGNE HIPPY.
Using skilled shipwrights familiar with repair of critical accident damage to GRP yachts, a good naval architect, skilled project management and a Dutch superyacht shipwright team to install a new interior to the yacht, she began to take shape over the months that followed.
At the start of the project, it was decided that the restoration would put CHAMPAGNE HIPPY into MCA Category 0 coding. This is the toughest level available and allows her to charter within an unlimited area. This in turn means that the MCA must be 150% sure that the yacht is fit for world cruising with paying guests aboard.
A catalogue of imagery is available – showing the repairs to the structure and then everything else carried out during the course of the extensive refit. Of course, all the engineering is new and she now has a Scania 350hp diesel and two generators.
All the plumbing was replaced and the yacht was totally rewired. All electronics, communications equipment and audio-visual equipment was replaced. She has new hydraulics, sails and so it goes on.
The interior is hand built in oak by a specialist team of technicians. All headlining furnishings, sole board coverings and so on are all new.
Oyster 825 CHAMPAGNE HIPPY is a very successful charter yacht so she is well equipped for cruising and crossing oceans. All the kit is from 2019.
After her launch in 2019, she sailed to the south coast of the UK and then on to the Canaries, where she and her new owners joined the ARC fleet. Arrival in St. Lucia was followed by a Caribbean sailing season, another crossing of the Atlantic and back to the Mediterranean.
She will cross again this winter and be in the Caribbean. She is offered for sale and in very full cruising trim and at a most attractive price point.
For further information about CHAMPAGNE HIPPY – please have a look at her particulars – [OFF MARKET].