Parsifal III, the 53.8m ketch sailing yacht, has been listed for sale with Alex Lees-Buckley of Camper & Nicholsons and Perini Navi USA. She is currently lying in Palma and will be near Monaco prior to the Monaco Yacht Show, and at anchor during it. Her asking price is €20.5 million.

“Her volume and luxury interior offers a lot more than most sailing yachts in this marketplace”, began Alex Lees-Buckley of Camper & Nicholsons. “She has an excellent pedigree, she is very fast, she is very light, she has a carbon rig and a single engine. She’s had great successes at the St. Barths Bucket and the Perini Cup; every race she’s entered, she has either won or done exceptionally well in."

Parisfal III was launched at the Italian sailing yacht specialist’s facility in Viareggio in 2005 and was custom-built for discerning owners. She has a striking jet black hull, featuring the collaborative exterior work of Ron Holland and the yard.

“The main deck is unique in that you have a 360-degree view, because you can open up the panelling next to the wheelhouse. Additionally, if you stand in the salon, you can see forward, aft, and out both sides”, he continued. 

The classy Redman Whiteley Dixon-styled interior has accommodation for up to 14 guests in six en-suite cabins (four doubles and two twins with Pullmans). The owner’s suite can be split into two fully independent en-suite doubles and has direct access to the swimming platform via the lazarette. 

“Most sailing yachts this size can only accommodate 10 – 12 guests. Splitting the master stateroom into two is something we did for charter purposes and it has definitely helped her to be more in demand on the charter market than other large sailing yachts”, Lees-Buckley continued.

He says that the bounce-back of the sailing yacht re-sale market this year is “inexplicable” and “baffling”. There were fifteen 30m+ sailing yacht re-sales in the first half of 2016 and five in the same time period in 2015.

“The marketplace for big sailing yachts is so unpredictable and it only takes two or three sales to really make a difference. It is a market that should only be analysed in three-year cycles rather than on an annual basis”, he pointed out.

In 2016 to-date, only two 50m+ second-hand sailing yachts have been sold: 51.7m Mondango 2 and 57.5m Twizzle. Camper & Nicholsons found the buyers for both.


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