Grey Matters, the 45.7m Palmer Johnson-built motoryacht, has been sold after just under four months on the market. She was sold by James Auld of SuperYachtsMonaco and Worth Avenue Yachts for €14 million, after Steve Doyle of Cambridge Yacht Group introduced the buyer.
Grey Matters was launched out of Palmer Johnson’s Sturgeon Bay facility in 2007. The yard carried out the naval architecture in collaboration with Donald Blount & Associates, while the harmonious blend of interior and exterior spaces was penned by Italy-based Nuvolari Lenard.
She is the ultimate high performance yacht. She has a distinctively sleek design profile with a very low interior volume for both her length and semi-displacement hull configuration. At 395gt, she is actually a nearer match to the average 42.5 – 47.5m planing build (361gt), than she is to the average semi-displacement build (441gt). Taking advantage of this, however, she can obtain top speeds of 26 knots and cruise effortlessly at 22 knots, adding the ‘sport’ element to her profile.
In addition to being continually upgraded, Grey Matters had a substantial refit in 2014/2015. The work included: a new engine configuration, fresh paint, new teak decks, three new Seakeeper Gyro stabilisers, a reconfigured sun deck that incorporates a Jacuzzi, wet bar, new AV, BBQ and open-air conditioning. The interior has also been entirely upgraded and refinished.
This joint central agency collaboration is being utilised for another Palmer Johnson build that is currently on the market – 36.6m Vanquish, which was delivered in 2006. SuperYachtsMonaco also has the 37.9m Palmer Johnson build, Vitamin, currently on its sales roster.