Formerly owned by Giovanni Agnelli, the influential Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat, the 36m was commissioned and engineered to a sophisticated exterior design, which was completed by Argentina-based German Frers.
She was the first light displacement sailing yacht built from aluminium to carry a 32-ton keel and a large rudder formed from titanium and carbon. Onelilo now draws 4.4m following a 0.9m keel reduction in 1999; the average for a 30-40m sailing yacht is 3.6m. Whilst it’s not substantially over the norm, it may limit access to shallower anchorages. Conversely it allows for a taller mast, and therefore a greater square foot sail area.
In 2000, the custom-build visited Little Harbor in Newport for a refit of external surfaces primarily. She has since visited Piraeus shipyard in Greece on three separate occasions (2005, 2011 and 2015). The scope of work has included the likes of new teak decks, new sails, a new mast, and anti-fouling. Making use of the link with Fiat, she has a single 360hp Iveco engine of 6,100 hours, capable of providing a range of 1,400nm at 10 knots.
She is the tenth 30-40m sailing yacht to be listed this year; a segment that is yet to kick-off so far in 2015 and has showed irregular sales to date.
Year of build: 1988
CA: Camper & Nicholsons
Asking price: €3,000,000