Having only ever had three owners in her 85 years on the water, the 58.8m classic motoryacht, Marala, has been offered for sale for the first time in 53 years. She is currently based in Greece and is for sale through Jean Marie Recamier of Camper & Nicholsons, with an asking price of €10 million.
Marala was constructed in steel by Camper & Nicholsons Ltd shipyard in Southampton in 1931. She was custom-built to an incredibly high standard, with naval architecture and exterior design from Charles E. Nicholson, whose influence on lightweight construction and material use in the early 1900s makes him an instrumental player in Camper & Nicholsons’ heritage – and the wider industry’s.
She has a well-preserved art deco interior style, which remains largely unchanged today. Throughout are multiple lounging areas with traditional seating arrangements. She can accommodate 13 guests over seven en-suite staterooms, comprising a master suite with a dressing room, two double staterooms, two twins and three single cabins.
Much like the desires of today’s clients, the original owner’s design brief, upon commission, was for quiet and vibration-free engines. She is still fitted with the original MAN 750hp engines today and can cruise efficiently at 12 knots, reaching a top speed of 14 knots and obtaining a range of 3,600 nautical miles.
Pushing her range to the very limit, Marala’s most memorable cruise was one from Panama to Gosport – at a speed of no higher than three knots – where she endured 60mph winds and waves of up to 35ft., without suffering any damage.
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